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Red Thunder - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

493 Ratings
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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 16
Gots: 58 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in Wente Vineyards red wine barrels.

(Beer added by: confer on 11-23-2012)
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown with Ruby red hues where the light hits it. Minimal head, but strong retention. Looks thin.

Smell is more wine than beer, and it's not close. Someone poured a dash of beer into a cheap pinot.

Taste is a huge improvement over the smell. Rich chocolate, seductive tannins, and a slight hint of coffee. Really nice.

Body is pretty thick although on the thin side for a big porter. A little slick booziness.

Overall a tasty beverage, although honestly think the wine qualities are a bit overpowering here.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 00:08:50 | More by CurtFromHershey
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Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a dark cola brown colored body; nearly opaque in the glass with one finger of creamy tan head. Leaves behind good spotty lacing. Looks very nice.

S - The smell is very nice - the dry wine-like notes are noticeable first, but then they sort of fade off into the background. Oaky barrel character, chocolate, vanilla, cherry, & some band-aid. Smells like it has some sort of herbal holiday spice rack notes in there also, but I'm not sure which ones.

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Victory Red Thunder ---4/5.

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Red Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.