Baltic Thunder - Victory Brewing Company
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3.86/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
03-24-2014 12:04:07 | More by BWED
3.94/5 rDev +1.8%
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
02-14-2014 00:39:01 | More by jpro
4/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
02-12-2014 05:04:15 | More by superspak
Baltic Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 886 ratings.