Red Thunder - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by lovindahops:
3.58/5 rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Giving red thunder a try
A- dark and opaque with a foamy head that subsides. Some good lacing on the edges
S- dark fruit, candied sugar, black coffee, cocoa, and strawberry scent. The wine and oak emerge as well.
T- It's definitely different. The porter flavor us basked in a sweet wine flavor the leads way to the cocoa flavors. The red wine swings in for the finish. Very different With the oak flavors chiming in
M- smooth but lingering red wine flavor
O- not for everyone, but red thunder is unique with the combinations. Might change a little more over time
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2012 01:02:06 | More by lovindahops
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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 494 ratings.