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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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While Heavyweight Brewing deserves credit for introducing the Baltic porter style to many craft beer fans, this beer from Victory represents an all new recipe fashioned on the experience of Tom's original intense brew. One noteworthy difference is the higher alcohol by volume of Baltic Thunder, 8.5% compared to Heavyweight's, which weighed in at 8%.

An additional distinction is Victory's use of black eyed peas in lieu of Roman beans. Despite these changes, this dark lager still features a reminiscent roasted character that embodies the fullness of toffee, along with subtle fruit flavors derived from its higher temperature fermentation. Long, cold aging tempers this complex beer into a well-rounded delight that warms with its significant alcohol strength. The final packaged product will be released in 25.4 fluid ounce bottles.

"The first brew of Baltic Thunder was magical. Tom and his original co-conspirator on the beer, Lew Bryson, even came here to Victory to assist. Then, while sharing a pint of Baltic Thunder off of the lagering tank a few weeks later with Tom, I swear the spirit of his departed Perkuno was smiling upon our accomplishment," continued Covaleski.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4139) - Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Rated on 6-14-2009 (Bottle) When poured, this beer forms a medium sized very fizzy tan head that mostly diminishes, mostly opaque dark brown body, one ring of lacing, and fizzy carbonation. The Aroma is chocolate, roasty malt, and fruity. The Taste is sweet, chocolate malt, roasty, spicy, and fruity. The Palate is oily and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this is a sipping beer, very tasty and worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Good stuff. Brown pour with orange tan he as d. Aroma sweeter than most porters I’ve had. Taste is sweet caramel and mild smoke.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3689) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a rather small head on it. Nose is front-loaded with some slightly sour dark fruit elements and just a little bit of roasting in there. Taste actually starts out just slightly sweet before descending into some roasted coffee and dark fruit flavors. Very smooth and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1022) - Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Poured a deep brown with a nice foamy head. The head died down but the aroma didn’t. Lots of biscuit malt, chocolate, and thick toffee. Light to medium body and a good mouthfeel. Sticky caramel flavors meld with the chocolate. Slight fruit and a lingering toasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2640) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
5 sept 2013, bottle. Ruby brown. Nose is sweet and bready malt. Very pleasant. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Rich toasty malt, some semi sweet chocolate. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3074) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam that quickly diminishes. In the aroma I get notes of mocha java, vanilla beans, and toasted nuts. I taste some toasted marshmallow sweetness with a slight roasty bitterness coming through like the finish of a coffee. Thicker body and mouthfeel. Very nice overall. Wouldn’t mind drinking this one more often.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1913) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
650 mL bottle. Kinda wee heavy coloured, with no head. Mild roast and chocolate, and something else. Not sure. Sweet and malty. Interesting how you can tell that this is a lager, not an ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (777) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at brewpub. Pours reddish black with than head. Chocolate, toffee, coffee, roast. Moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium, creamy body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2265) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Black pour with a big tan head. The head does not last too long. No lacing. Smells of malt, caramel and roasted coffee - slightly. Sweet roasty taste with a bit of caramel in the back. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
22oz bottle, from Burritos & Beer in Athens, OH, for $5. Enjoy by: 1/07/12, wow.. Dark brown color, thin khaki head. No lace. Some dark chocolate, dark fruit. Some earthy hop; cocoa. Bigger body; lighter, crisp carbonation. Good bittersweet taste. Alcohol reasonably well-hidden, pretty smooth. Hint of acidity. Little chewiness. Good baltic porter... Drank through the whole bomber myself over a game of poker, without much of a problem. I tied for 4th out of 8.


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