Red Thunder - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by DillanWeems:
4.14/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Dark with a bit of red on the edges. Minimal head and lacing.
S: Red wine, sweet fruit, cherry, vanilla. Slightly savory smell, and a bit woody.
T: Follows smell. More wine and savory flavor than in the smell. Great wood aged flavor as well.
M: Just enough carb. A bit light, but not too much so for the style.
Overall a really tasty beer. The wine barrel flavor is excellent and not too overpowering. Nice complexity and hints of fruit and wine, but not enough to take away from the flavor a Baltic Porter should have. Well balanced all around. I'm usually not a big Victory fan, but they made a great beer in this case.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2013 03:43:26 | More by DillanWeems
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4.28/5 rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present, but I am going to assume that this is a 2013 vintage. A new beer to me, and my first big bottle from Victory Brewing Co. I have not yet tried the base beer Victory Baltic Thunder, so I can't comment on how the two compare.
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.
T - Taste follows the nose - there is the initial puckering red wine tartness / dryness, mild alcohol warmth, chocolate, mild roastiness, some tart cherry, silky vanilla, and oaky barrel notes. There is really a lot going on here, and all the flavors are in good harmony with one another. Delicious.
M - Feel is smooth and creamy. Medium-full bodied with wonderful carbonation. Nice red wine tartness / tannins, and a dry finish.
Overall, a wonderful wine barrel aged effort from Victory, probably one of the best that I have had from these guys in recent memory, and they have been cranking out some real winners lately. Highly recommended.
Victory Red Thunder ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2014 22:53:23 | More by mfnmbvp
Red Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.