Baltic Thunder - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by DevilDogBeer:
3.88/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Baltic porter pours a great porter brown in the glass with a thick, tan head. The head has good staying power and laces for the duration of the pint. The smell is malty and nutty with a definite alcohol nose in the background. There is no detectable hop aroma. The taste is sweet up-front followed by a toasted malt character. The aftertaste is a bit earthy with a distinct alcohol warmness. The mouthfeel is thick and rich, but actually sits kind of heavy do to the high gravity. I could drink the 23 oz. bottle of this over the evening just relaxing but this beer is heavy and one bottle (about a pint and a half) would be my limit.
Baltic Thunder is definitely worth a try, especially if you are a dark beer drinker or someone looking for a well balanced recipe on the non-traditional side. Lagering this porter certainly mellowed out the roasted notes, but the high gravity gives this beer an intense character.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2008 04:28:46 | More by DevilDogBeer
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Growler pour into a nonic pint.
A- Black, dark red highlighting. Tan 1/4" head, kind of an espresso crema style. A bit lacy.
S- Coffee, cocoa, small hint of dark fruits and booze.
T- Roasted sweetness. Malty. Not as dry and roast as a stout but really nice for a strong porter.
M- Full body. Sweet body. But a balancing semi dry finish.
O- Great body and flavor. Heavy, but easy drinking.
Serving type: growler
03-24-2014 12:04:07 | More by BWED
Baltic Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.