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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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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-06-2014 23:22:49 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-29-2013 05:20:53 | More by BillRoth
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-24-2013 21:34:59 | More by jaswilson2
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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.3%

12-22-2013 14:44:49 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-22-2013 00:49:34 | More by andrenaline
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Varkias41

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-20-2013 16:58:35 | More by Varkias41
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jpaulsen

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-17-2013 01:55:36 | More by jpaulsen
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Super deep ruby, nearly black, but has brilliantly clear highlights around the edges, especially when held to light. Off white head, though, has little retention and lacing.

S/T - Definitely a sweet rendition of the porter style. Dark fruit, plum, date, fig. Small amounts of roast and cocoa flavors. Low hop bitterness, touch of smoke.

M - Medium body, low carbonation. Finishes mostly clean with some residual sweetness.

O - 2012 vintage. Not sure how age has affected this as I've never had it fresh. I'm typically not a fan of the sweet/fruity porter renditions, but this seems mostly well executed.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 15:18:48 | More by garuda
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-13-2013 05:19:50 | More by XmnwildX12
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fav628

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-12-2013 15:51:21 | More by fav628
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welldigger888

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

wonderful DEEP garnet hue with a thin tan head that recedes to a ring that laces the glass well.

Roasty toasty chocolaty goodness, some fruity esters and the alcohol is undetectable.

Fruity stone fruit roast malt unsweet chocolate coffee with a nice hop bitterness.

Medium full bodied, a hint of warming alcohol and quite quaffable brew. Best by date of aug. 2012, so this brew did well with aging. Prost, victory!

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 23:53:07 | More by welldigger888
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-07-2013 01:25:56 | More by King_KongDCO93
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a thin head on a brown colored body.
The aroma is rich caramel, toffee and burnt wood. Really nice.
The taste is a wonderful mixture of mildly bitter dark chocolate, toffee, caramel and mild lemon bitterness.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 05:39:28 | More by Fatehunter
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azorie

Florida

3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From Bomber bottle. I almost feel bad about reviewing this beer, not a big fan of victory at all. Its also got a strike against it as its somehow supposed to be a reinvention of Heavyweight Perkuno's Hammer. Lets clear the last point first, its not the same beer period. I drank every beer victory bottles and sends to Jacksonville and a few on draft and I guess I am the odd one out but there stuff blows in general.

ok my notes out of the way: lets try to give this a fair review on the old STYLE. first off porter/stouts I think there are all the same in theory. Again my notes only but If then to like what brewers call porters now days over stouts.

A: Dark black, tan head, some lacing. re poured from warmed up bomber in to mug not much head, sounds like normal around here. ;.) to style.

S: about all I can get is licorice and booze and dark malt/sugar. No hops of course, as expected. its all malt at the time. letting it hit 55f. humm black currants or blackberry jam? the alcohol meows at near 61F. to style

T: humm stout porter it is. HEHE joke there. more of RIS profile in modern standard framework of a TYPE? Sweet burnt malt, is the first and last thing I taste. booze is there but not too bad. not bitter, very sweet, very malty. mild acidic. Molasses and toffee and some coffee is there. To style.

m: smooth, creamy, rich, thick, low carbonation. fails here on style.

o: drinkable, not very refreshing, its a sipper, or night cap I guess. on style by BJCP standards. I liked it and would have again.
was it the best in this class no, for one I think the BJCP is full of shit. but I used their scale and this beer pass on that, except on 1. Even then I think is a decent beer not much to say, cheers! oh I may be overrating it cause I like boozy beers.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2013 15:53:37 | More by azorie
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-29-2013 02:46:45 | More by ZinFanDave
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s_currie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-22-2013 20:38:09 | More by s_currie
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-13-2013 02:41:15 | More by bostonryan
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Vintarabo

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-12-2013 03:55:52 | More by Vintarabo
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber bottle into an over sized wine glass.
Looks like root beer, dark brown body which has some reddish brown to it when held up to the light. On fingers worth beige head that dissipated quickly, but leaves a nice lacing in the glass.
Smells of raisins, roasty malts and a little alcohol on the tail end.
Picking up some smokiness, plums, raisins and dark fruits and some cola sweetness.
Fair amount of carbonation and a creaminess to the body.
A tasty beer that I am going to try and find a fresher bottle as I think I may have an older bottle, but this is still a really tasty baltic porter. Heavier alcohol on this at 8% than I would expect, but a good beer for these upcoming winter months for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 20:10:02 | More by jhartley
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jkd03c

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-08-2013 06:58:44 | More by jkd03c
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StevenSpringer

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

11-06-2013 22:10:16 | More by StevenSpringer
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canawler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-06-2013 22:07:53 | More by canawler
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16%

11-06-2013 14:06:16 | More by RobertColianni
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lehueve

Mexico

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-05-2013 22:44:31 | More by lehueve
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-31-2013 02:26:09 | More by Sludgeman
Baltic Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.