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Baltic Thunder - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

898 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 898
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 62
Gots: 44 | 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%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jpaulsen, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of garuda
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.

garuda, Dec 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

fav628, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of welldigger888
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!

welldigger888, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 07, 2013
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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.

Fatehunter, Dec 06, 2013
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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.

azorie, Nov 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

bostonryan, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Vintarabo, Nov 12, 2013
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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.

jhartley, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Baltic Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 898 ratings.