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Red Thunder - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

522 Ratings
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Ratings: 522
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 16
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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Danny1217, Nov 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

jopezu, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a deep brown hue with a one finger off white head.

The smell featured a vinous sweetness from the red wine barrels with the accompanying vanilla and butterscotch.

The taste offered an upfront vanilla and butterscotch with a drying roasted malt.

The mouthfeel was toward the drier side of the style and finished a bit too dry.

Overall a tasty barrel aged porter.

plaid75, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

skiofpinsk, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

JohnBender, Nov 23, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A very dark brown beer with a deep garnet hue. The persistent head is made of fine brown bubbles.

S: Moderately-strong cocoa and oak aromas with the oak bringing cinnamon and a bit of vanilla along with a bit of the red wine aromas of dark stone fruit. There is subtle alcohol sweetness.

T: There is a moderately light malt sweetness with a medium cocoa flavor. The oak is moderately strong but doesn't overwhelm. There is only a light hops bitterness but the balance is about even although the the oak and alcohol assist in countering the sweetness. The finish is medium with an aftertaste of oak an stone fruit.

O: A creamy beer with moderate cocoa flavor and an unmistakable red wine oak character supporting the porter with notes of currants, cherry, oak and cinnamon. I was really impressed with this on tap, it hold up well in the bottle but well worth finding on tap.

MadScientist, Nov 08, 2013
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kylehay2004, Nov 07, 2013
Red Thunder from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.