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Red Thunder - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

527 Ratings
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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 17
Gots: 65 | 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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1/5  rDev -74.2%

ThatsThatDude, May 22, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

brez8791, Nov 23, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.3%

schmitter, Sep 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.3%

aasher, Mar 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.3%

chadwicktorres, Oct 02, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

shep8821, Mar 19, 2013
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2.48/5  rDev -35.9%

CK319, Aug 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

rkcrozier, Feb 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

beernads, Jul 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Kyrojack, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
2.63/5  rDev -32%
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.

Ozzylizard, Feb 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

liamt07, Oct 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

IPAchris, Dec 23, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

stogirelli, Nov 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Lehighace06, Jan 25, 2014
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2.83/5  rDev -26.9%
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.

Knapp85, Nov 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

whatname, Oct 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Ashleydillon, Aug 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

BrewtalHonesty, Oct 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

smartassboiler, Nov 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

VikeMan, Mar 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

IAMTEAMPONY, Jan 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Rons35, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

blameo, Apr 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Hillbilly, Dec 15, 2013
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Red Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.