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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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

scottbrew4u, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

pavpav12, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

VictorWisc, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jpaulsen, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tbizzle0, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

TCgoalie, Feb 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mgironta, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

RWACKO, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of jdhilt
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger light tan head that fades quickly and leaves a little lace. Deep amber almost mahogany color. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Malty nose. Flavor is almost burnt, sweet coffee, slight bitter finish. Decent Baltic porter. $6.20 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

jdhilt, May 25, 2008
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

YaKnowBrady, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BriAri, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Pours a very dark ruby brown with about a finger of tan foamy head that dissipates fairly quickly. No real lacing is produced. The nose is dark malts, coffee, smoke, molasses, and chocolate. The taste somewhat follows, with notes of molasses, dark malts, brown sugar, light coffee, maple syrup, and some pine. The body is a heavy medium, with healthy carbonation and a thick, smooth feel, leading to a rather high drinkability.

TMoney2591, Mar 22, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jaxon53, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Phillyz, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

aorloski, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

NickyDee21, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I admit I wasn't too familar with Baltic Porters and heard something about them which made me want to investigate. Luckily the very next day I saw the thunder at the store and grabbed it.

I gotta say I'm a fan of the style. I don't drink porters too often but when I do I usually wish they were "bigger" like this beer. It reminded me of a Lion stout - sweet dark fruit flavors followed by some alcohol kick. Definitely going to seek other other examples to do a comparison, but I liked this beer alot.

BillyBroas, Sep 26, 2009
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

rydev24, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

DoubleSimcoe, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

CreekyJarls, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fine, serviceable Baltic-type porter. I actually attended the "premiere" of this beer at some peculiar, misguided, gothic-smeared, carved-out crater of a "beer bar" in the Tropicana in AC, NJ - look up the spot if you want. No one was there...

I'll admit that it, for better or worse, adheres remarkably close to the description of the style outlined in the BJCP guidelines (http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style12.php#1c) - minus the dark, dried-fruit prominence and licorice/molasses characteristics.

I mostly get mildly coffee(nutty)-roasty, chocolate malt dominating the taste and a clean, smooth ale/lager hybrid feel. Comes across primarily as a porter, but with a moderately light, almost Dunkel bent to the experience. Hops are subdued in aroma and overall taste - the soft bitterness likely derived from the dark malts.

This is a decent drinking beer, for sure. The 8.5 is hardly noticeable and, therefore, this can be enjoyed in mass quantity.

Bouleboubier, Jan 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

GrabMeAnAbbey, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

InspectorBob, May 19, 2013
Baltic Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.