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Red Thunder - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

516 Ratings
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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 16
Gots: 64 | 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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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%

Dark brown porter with a nice off-white head. Smells oaky, and gives off hints of the wine whose barrels it’s been aged in. Oak is the strongest flavor I could detect. The fruits of the wine were more subtle for me. This is a very smooth, very tasty beer.

02-15-2014 19:54:41 | More by brutusmuktuk
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-15-2014 05:32:53 | More by King_KongDCO93
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev 0%

I'm not much of a porter fan, really, and I'm not sure if this fits on the category well with the wine barrel aging, but this beer worked for me. I wouldn't choose it over the styles I enjoy, but I enjoyed the flavors in this beer, especially the notes from the barrel aging.

The beer poured dark auburn tending towards black, with decent retaining head. In the nose it get the woodiness of the barrels (oak I guess), fronting an underlying nuttiness.

The taste had a little more smokiness, but otherwise followed the nose. There was a little bite of alcohol in there as well. The taste also included a molasses sweetness and a hint if the wine. The ending was a little dry completing the barrel-aged feel.

02-13-2014 03:37:51 | More by cjgiant
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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-12-2014 01:36:05 | More by AMCPhD
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-11-2014 19:26:59 | More by tommy5
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clemson14

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-10-2014 15:46:22 | More by clemson14
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-09-2014 04:00:51 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -32.2%

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.

02-05-2014 12:58:57 | More by Ozzylizard
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mp756

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

02-04-2014 20:27:56 | More by mp756
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16%

02-03-2014 03:38:10 | More by psoriasaurus
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-03-2014 01:06:52 | More by IdrinkGas
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Deerslayer210

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-01-2014 18:02:59 | More by Deerslayer210
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-01-2014 03:43:13 | More by Proclarush
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

01-31-2014 05:38:38 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-30-2014 21:40:35 | More by Mullinger1980
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

01-30-2014 18:38:49 | More by VeganUndead
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-28-2014 02:20:05 | More by Barnsley
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amishbooze

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-26-2014 23:03:57 | More by amishbooze
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PulmonaryArchery

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-26-2014 17:13:24 | More by PulmonaryArchery
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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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berkshire413

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.7%

01-25-2014 20:27:57 | More by berkshire413
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-24-2014 15:27:25 | More by AJ01923
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-23-2014 00:54:35 | More by athomasPSU
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-22-2014 04:12:30 | More by Ainjyll
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Adkins721

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-20-2014 18:40:43 | More by Adkins721
Red Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.