Baltic Thunder - Victory Brewing Company
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4.65/5 rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
The final beer in a trade I got from Aprilluvsbeer. Victory really surprised me - what a great brewery! Surprisingly, my least favorite in the bundle was Storm King. Te others were HopDevil and Hop Wallop.
Appearance: Deep, dark brown with shades of red when held to light. Thin tan head quickly dissipates to a ring of tight bubbles around the edge of the glass. No lacing.
Smell: Dark chocolate-covered cherries soaked in alcohol. A bit of merlot, some barbeque/smoke, wiseman Justin says meat. Very floral for a porter. I'd give it a 5, but wiseman Justin likes 4 instead. He's not a fan of fruity beers. Solution: compromise. EDIT: Wiseman Justin didn't finish his beer - Wiseman Nick takes control of this review.
Taste: Again with the dark chocolate, alcohol-soaked cherries. Some charcoal-burnt malts, oily hops, and a touch of alcohol finish it off. Great balance - flavors meld together perfectly. I almost gave it a 5... but... well, I don't know. 5's should be definite - this one teeters on the edge. Wiseman Nick thinks this is fantastic! Justin wasn't a fan, but screw him - he's done!
Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy with a somewhat dry finish. Medium carbonation and lots of chewiness.
Drinkability: Big time flavor and fantastically smooth. Watch out for the ABV, but other than that, DRINK UP BABY!
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2008 05:58:02 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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