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Baltic Thunder - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

871 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 871
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 59
Gots: 34 | 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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Loco_Joe

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-10-2014 16:45:05 | More by Loco_Joe
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-06-2014 21:34:34 | More by JKV96
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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-03-2014 16:21:36 | More by Lamdawg420
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-03-2014 02:12:35 | More by JohnParadee
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-02-2014 19:11:37 | More by smithj4
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Joecaddie

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-24-2014 14:59:28 | More by Joecaddie
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-23-2014 04:03:46 | More by zeff80
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jpro

South Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle from James Island Pig when everything was 50% off. Poured into a dimpled mug...

A: Odd color... Brown - not even close to black; light ecru head - one finger; no retention, nor lace.

S: Bready; chocolatey; toasted caramel malt; fudge; wow.

T: Snappy chocolate malt and some toast; bitter / earthy finish; smooth coffee on end, too.

M: Full-bodied; high carbonation.

O: A nice, hearty brew!

*from notes 02.04.14

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 00:39:01 | More by jpro
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timoteo833

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-13-2014 23:58:08 | More by timoteo833
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big chocolate, cocoa, caramel, biscuit, toast, nuttiness, brown bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, light roast, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of dark/toasty malts and light yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, brown sugar, brown bread, light roast, raisin, plum, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, toast, biscuit, caramel, nuttiness, brown bread, light roast, herbal, and toasted earthiness on thin finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malts and moderate fruity yeast ester flavors; with great malt robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Baltic porter. All around nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 05:04:15 | More by superspak
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Swaino

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-12-2014 02:17:20 | More by Swaino
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DCocco86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-11-2014 01:45:45 | More by DCocco86
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Punchfoster

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-08-2014 22:27:16 | More by Punchfoster
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cellared bottle best by 3/26/13 at 50 degrees into goblet
Aroma of malts and grain
Head small (1.5 cm), fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing
Lacing average
Body appears dark brown or black, but when held to the light, a clear dark ruby redness is evident
Flavor begins with slight roasty/toasty goodness, with hints of dates(?), no hops, no diacetyl, no alcohol
Ends with a short-lived stomach burn
Palate is medium, slightly oily, soft carbonation

One of my favorite beers over the years, but it seems to be changing , ie getting cheapened. The maltiness and creamier textures of previous batches seems to be declining – it seems less complex.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 13:17:31 | More by Ozzylizard
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-31-2014 05:35:22 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-28-2014 02:15:05 | More by Barnsley
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-28-2014 00:34:04 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Altrurian

New York

3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

About five hours after the growler was capped, Baltic Thunder decanted a deep mahogany, with a crystalline garnet core when held to the light. A vigorous pour raised a head of slightly over a finger's width. It fell quickly, with little residual.

The beer's aroma is full and sweet. It's promise is borne out in a flavor that, while possessing dusky, malty elements, veers toward the confectionary. It might be a little too sweet--and perhaps simple--for some, but I find it fun and satisfying on a winter evening. The beer's impressive texture is smooth and frothy.

Serving type: growler

01-26-2014 23:59:09 | More by Altrurian
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$6.49 for a 22oz bottle @ Siciliano's. Brewed with "imported 2 row German malts and whole flower German hops" per the website. 8.5% ABV.

Pours out to a slightly hazy very deep brown, forming a creamy light tan head with very good retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so. The aroma is of C120/Special B, grainy sweet pils malt, figs and dates and cocoa powder. Not much roast character. Faintly flowery hops. Mouthfeel is smooth, sweet, lightly cloying (appropriate to style), with some chocolate malt astringency in the finish. The taste starts with carob, a touch of alcohol, figs and dates, mild herbal bitterness, and this peculiar roasty note, like toasted pumpernickel bread, leather and moist pipe tobacco. Herbal hops throughout are odd for the style.

Interesting. I don't think many people would disagree with me if I were to say this is not to style (light in color, minimal roast, no black currants, raisins, prunes, late addition hops), but it's still a good beer...it just tastes more like an imperial brown. Nothing like Sinebrychoff, Okocim, Zywiec, Baltika #6, Carnegie Stark or Aldaris, but I still enjoy it on it's own merit. Rated here "to style".

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 02:32:15 | More by Mitchster
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-24-2014 15:24:01 | More by AJ01923
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Peter1977

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-18-2014 23:15:15 | More by Peter1977
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

01-18-2014 17:41:21 | More by reitzbrewing
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-16-2014 14:13:22 | More by Tsar_Riga
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-12-2014 16:35:23 | More by touchmeimsac
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-12-2014 03:08:15 | More by FlussigkeitMut
Baltic Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.