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Red Thunder - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

505 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 16
Gots: 62 | FT: 7
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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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -74.2%

05-22-2014 03:28:16 | More by ThatsThatDude
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.2%

11-23-2012 12:00:22 | More by brez8791
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aasher

Indiana

2/5  rDev -48.5%

03-04-2013 03:53:56 | More by aasher
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shep8821

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -42%

03-19-2013 18:02:58 | More by shep8821
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

02-11-2013 12:45:08 | More by rkcrozier
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Florida

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

07-18-2014 03:38:40 | More by beernads
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Kyrojack

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

03-29-2014 23:44:30 | More by Kyrojack
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Caged undated bottle at 42 degrees into goblet; cork firm and intact.
Weak aroma of cheap red wine
Head small (1 cm), fizzy, light brown, rapidly diminishing to a broken 1 mm ring.
No lacing
Body dark brown/black with ruby highlights, clear
Flavor begins badly, distinctly bitter, with no redeeming maltiness, no hoppiness, no chocolate overtones, just bitterness. Ends with afterburn which lasts one – two minutes. Not pleasant.
Palate thin and watery, flat

Not what I’ve come to expect from Victory: a blatant attempt to cash in on the popularity of barrel ageing. A shame this is not half as good as unbarreled Baltic Thunder. Perhaps a bad bottle? Then so were the first two. Drain pour time.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 12:58:57 | More by Ozzylizard
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

10-07-2013 13:57:15 | More by liamt07
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

12-23-2012 14:23:26 | More by IPAchris
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stogirelli

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

11-24-2013 00:34:28 | More by stogirelli
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

01-25-2014 21:33:54 | More by Lehighace06
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This poured out as a dark brown color with some highlights of red in it. The head was thin and didn't leave much evidence behind on the glass. The smell of the beer gives off a roasted malt aroma which is decent. Nothing too exciting really. The taste of the beer gave off some chocolate like flavors, some roasted malt and a slight bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel was thin, not much body as all, the carbonation was fine but not much depth at all. Overall this was a disappointment, I didn't get much of the wine barrel characteristics at all from this beer. This beer seemed entirely different from the original version of Baltic Thunder... I'm not sure if this beer was old or if it was just a flop from Victory but I wasn't much of a fan of this at all.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2012 03:02:08 | More by Knapp85
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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Illinois

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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Tennessee

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-15-2013 19:44:57 | More by Hillbilly
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-16-2012 06:38:06 | More by CADMixes
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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Red Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.