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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 2, 2008
black with a small brown head. aroma of roasted malts and coffee with some dark fruits. flavor is bitter coffee, chocolate, plum, cherry. medium bodied. very nice fruit and dark roast blend. pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3434) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Big creamy tasting off white head. Nice roasted malt aromas and flavors that kick this porter up a notch. Get you some caramel in this one. The finish has a faint fruity hop bitterness that I did not expect but am pleasantly surprised by.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2008
22 oz Bottle. Very dark brown in color with a tan head. Aroma is malty with coffee, and light fruity esters. Taste: Coffee/light roast up front, with some fruity esters, lighty yeasty with some bread. Medium bodied, and light to moderate amount of sweetness with a moderate bitterness in the finish. Good, but I think I might like the original better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
This is a delicious example of the style and I hope Victory continues to brew it. Nice and smooth with a great overall profile. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Very dark brown with a lasting tan head. Coffee and nutty aroma with hints of chocolate and dark fruit. High carbonation, medium bodied. Taste has a nice roasty character with coffee, caramel, cherry, citrus hops. Lingering coffee finish which is pretty bitter. No hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Deep, rich, full flavored stout/porter. Has a interesting mouthfeel, smooth and silky, but robust and somewhat chewy. Rich stout flavors, but not much chocolate. Actually I found the lack of noticeable chocolate undertones aI nice mark of distinction. I have never had a "Baltic porter" before, but I must say it is really a accomplishment for any palate to notice the difference between this style and the imperial style. Regardless of labeling - what we have here is a great beer. It was worth the wait!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Pours deep mahogany brown with a thick beige head. Aromas of roasted coffee, some sweet creamy malts, and a bit of smokiness, but overall a bit subdued. Flavors of sweetened coffee and anise right up front, with a bit of molasses and slight notes of caramel and dark bitter chocolate coming through mid-palate. Slightly fruity throughout, and lightly alcoholic towards the finish. Palate is medium, a bit sticky, and slightly alcoholic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
I would go out of my way to drink this again - ESPECIALLY if on tap at the Brick Store in Decatlanta, GA. Great dark, roasted coffee quality, some very dry chocolate notes - but absolutely purged of sweetness. Very relaxing. Moderately smoky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2008
22oz, Best by Dec 31 08. Fluffy white head on top of a black body that has ruby edges. Aroma seems a bit subdued, I get mostly sweet malt. Body is similar with licorice, sweet malt, caramel, toffee and a bit of alcohol on the finish. Awesome carbonation and a thinner body makes this ridiculously drinkable. A bit sticky. Very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2008
The beer is dark blackish brown with a small brown head. The aroma is qutr interesting with a lot of fruit aroma- cherries. the flavor is a typical porter with a hint of he black-eyed peas.

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