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Baltic Thunder | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.87/5
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926 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
539
Ratings:
926
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
54
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep, ruby-brown body with cream-white head, good retention and good lace.

Sweet caramelly malt, some light fruitiness and a hint of toffee.

Delicious toffee and hazelnut, faint cocoa, a bit of roast and also some fruitiness.

Medium body, also a bit syrupy in texture. Appropriate carbonation.

Deliciously malty, but a well-rounded BP overall. Could definitely go for another.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a couple beers with my wife at the new Victory Beer Hall at Xfinity Live! in Philadelphia before a Nickelback concert. This beer was one of many Victory beers available on-tap.

Served in a clear plastic solo cup

A - A very dark, deep amber/reddish, brown color. A thinnish, beige-colored head when served.

S - A nice aroma of roasted malts with a caramel-like sweetness.

T - A really nice brew. A mix of roasted malts along with a distinct toffee-like sweetness. As the beer warmed up, a bitter chocolate taste is also noticeable. Very creamy and quite tasty. The alcohol is barely noticeable.

M - A smooth creaminess coats your mouth. A medium consistency. Light carbonation.

O - This is my first Baltic Porter so I can't say how close this is to style but based solely on taste, I would recommend that you give this brew a try. Good job, Victory!

Cheers!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a new style Sam Adams glass. Pours a deep reddish brown. Opaque unless held to the light. It is topped with a medium thick tan head of dense bubbles which quickly dissipate. No real lacing to speak of as the foam recedes after each sip.

On the nose are aroma's of hazelnut, molasses, burnt sugar, bready yeast and roasted malts.

Sweet burnt sugar and molasses flavors which are followed by roasted malt. Espresso like notes as well as bitter baking cocoa. Very slight earthy hop twang in the finish.

Medium body with a slick thin mouthfeel. Drinkable for the abv. A good beer for the style. But in my honest opinion, not quite as good as the now extinct brew it tips it's hat to.

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This was a gift from a friend who picked it up in PA, thanks Lindsay.

Poured into a chimay goblet. Great malty smell, dark color and the head dissipated quickly. The taste matched the smell and it was very drinkable while packing a wallop. Overall I really enjoyed this and would definitely recommend it.

I'm not too familiar with Baltic Porters, but there seem to be more breweries putting them out so I am interested in trying more, any suggestions?

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Opaque black color, with a creamy light caramel colored head, thick in nature. A malty and chocolaty aroma with touches of raisons, with currants as well. The maltiness comes through very strong, with a strong chocolaty flavor. A strong, hearty dark bread flavor comes in halfway, then a mild bitterness comes in on the back of the palate. A touch of a boozy flavor at the end. A medium to heavy body, it coats the palate and lingers there for some time, with chewy finish at the end. Avery strong beer with a robust aroma and flavor, along with a thick mouthfeel, makes one to sip this beer slowly.

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Baltic Thunder from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 926 ratings
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