Baltic Thunder | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
87
very good
926 Ratings
Baltic ThunderBaltic Thunder
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by akorsak on 01-05-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
926
Reviews:
539
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
55
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SebD
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown/amber color to it with some ruby hues shinning through. It has a nice creamy beige head that dies down moderately slow and leaves light lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark fruit (plums, figs and raisins), sweet toffee, caramel, roasted malts and some chocolate. Smells great!

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads of dark fruit, sweet toffee and caramel, roasted malts, a light grassy bitterness and some sweet chocolate in the back.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. Not quite what I was expecting for a Baltic Porter. It has a lot of Barleywine characteristics but somehow this Porter/Barleywine hybrid works well. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of scotorum
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Unibroue flute.

a: Clear dark copper with an inch thick offwhite head which receded to thin surface foam and patchy lacing.

s: Dark ripe fruit and malt

t: Follows the nose with the addition of some smoke and hop bite at first.

m: Light to medium, ok body, plenty of carbonation tingle.

o: A curious brew for a Baltic porter, more a barleywine/brown ale/porter hybrid. Flavorful and eminently sippable..

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Baltic Thunder from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.87 out of 5 based on 926 ratings.
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