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Red Thunder - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

557 Ratings
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Ratings: 557
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 18
Gots: 74 | 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:
Beer added by: confer on 11-23-2012

Aged in Wente Vineyards red wine barrels.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of beaulabauve
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjboesen
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having allowed the finely corked bottle to sit for about 20 minutes, it began with a quick rush and slowly settled into a dark ruby body capped with a heavy foam crown. There is a nose heavy on spice and wood. The palate receives an intense miasma of black cherry, malt and nut, supplemented by a boozy finish that suggests a tanic red wine. The balance could be better and the mouthfeel more weighty. Add a plate of Irish cheddar and ..... yes! All in all, a nice quaff to while away a snowy March afternoon.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured dark brown with thin head and small bubbles. A floral aroma with vanilla and coconut. Flavors were coconut, hazelnut, onion, and caramel. Did not get the barrel or wine flavors that others are noting. Maybe need a second try as I was 10 beers into a tasting. Mouthfeel was nice with light body and a dry finish.

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 ml into a snifter.

Lighter color than expected, kind of thin looking. Small head, some lacing. Smells a bit winey with a little tang. Getting a kind of sulpher smell- and damn, it kind of grows on ya. Tastes of a lot of malts, some chocolate. The wine barrel aging is noticeable, a very nice highlight. Nicely carbonated. A little thin, but has a good mouthfeel.

This is a decent beer, but really not as good as I was hoping for. I thought the wine barrel aging was good, but not as forward as it could be. I think my real issue is that the base Baltic porter just is not that great.

Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hermit990
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ThomasJ25
3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Wow, a lot of red wine flavor. I enjoyed it but can only have this in moderation.

Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oak, red wine, cocoa, very light roast, tannin

Photo of dannycohen62
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.02/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was sent this as an extra, even though I can go buy it at my local bottle shop tomorrow if I wanted. Went in with low expectations and the beer didn't change my mind.

Photo of misternebbie
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGallo
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JOHNKNEEGEEZ
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jbw5016
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Dan269605
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ChrisR123
1/5  rDev -74.2%

Photo of Mwb
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of harryhops
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%

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Red Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.