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Baltic Thunder - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

891 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 60
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 01-05-2008)
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Photo of jchow79
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opened a bomber at a friends holiday party.

Appearance: Dark as night - think of oil in a glass

Smell: Fragrance of chocolate and molasses and smoke. I love the aroma. Theres an earthy undertone as well - smells a bit like dirt was mixed in. Absolutely awesome.

Taste: High concentration of malt and chocolate. Delicious on the tongue with a long finish. Smooth and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Thick and oily in the mouth. Coats the tongue and smooth all the way down.

Drinkability: I probably could have finished this bomber on my own. Loved it. I think this is a really great offering!

jchow79, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of ROMER79
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: When poured it was a thick brown/black just like a good porter should be with a nice tan head. The head disappears after a few and leaves a ring of suds around the glass with spotting here and there.

S: You can definitely tell what it's going to taste like once you catch a wiff of the beer for the first time. I could detect chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. The balance was there though, they did not overpower one another.

T: Again rich chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and alcohol with a hint of molasses for a sweet spot.

M: Thick and smooth.

D: Very good! I think that it is definitely worthy of it's status.

ROMER79, Feb 18, 2008
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)

A-This beer pours a jet black body with a lot of little tiny bubbles stuck to the sides of the glass. There is a rocky tan head that fades to a thin film that slides back into the beer with each sip.

S- The smell of dark roasted quality is smooth with a rye bread note and dark toffee hints get stronger as it warms. There is a faint dark chocolate quality that adds to the richness of the aroma.

T- This beer has a soft dark chocolate malt flavor blended with some dark roasted black malt notes and a bit of cream. The finish has a nice red wine tannin quality with roasted dryness finishing each sip.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slippery texture and no alcohol heat noticed.

D- This beer has a very smooth fresh flavor with great dark malt flavors but still keeping it to the porter flavors with not that char of a impy stout.

rhoadsrage, Feb 23, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

EBeckett3, Aug 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

wilfonzo, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of abankovich
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours a dark black, especially dark for a Porter, although it isn't too vicsous. A very small head was present after pouring that faded quickly. Not much lacing at all throughout drinking this one.

The aroma is great, it is full of toffee and mocha with some sweetness from dark the dark fruits.

That sweetness from the nose is present again on the back end upon tasting. Up front there is a great bitterness and dryness that makes for a great balance.

The mouthfeel is good, not too thick though, which actually increases the drinkability. There is a great richness and smoothness that goes down very easily with this beer, especially at 8.5% ABV and I could definitely have some more of this beer.

abankovich, Aug 04, 2008
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Baltic Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.