Damico (2208) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark cherry amber with a beige head. The aroma brings the wine barrel signature sweet berry grape like notes. The flavor of the wine barrel shines through as well, which I love, bringing juicy grapes with a hint of wild yeast perhaps from the wood. The body is excellently carbonated and creamy from the style of baltic porter.
alexsdad06 (3814) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with burgundy highlights and a small beige head. The aroma has roasted malts, cocoa, tannins, oak with a light tart quality. The flavor has the roasted malts and cocoa from the porter with tannins, oak vinous notes from the barrel. Smooth mouth feel leads to a dry finish.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin beige head of fine bubbles with light carbonation. Strong oak aroma with some sourness, light cider vinegar, grapes and some perfume. Color is a deep crimson brown. Flavor brings out the porter characteristics. Lots of roasted grains, vanilla, oak, light tartness and some raspberries. Oakyness makes the mouth salivate and makes you want more. Minimal alcohol presence for an 8+% brew. Finishes dry and tart and oaky. A pretty good brew.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Dan! Pours a reddish brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of fruit, malt, chocolate, and wood. Taste is berries, wine, wood, and some chocolate. Not my favorite Victory brew. Interesting.
Butters (3572) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Raleigh Rare and Vintage Festival 2013. Clearish amber brown with ring of tan head. Nutty / vegetal aroma. Sweet roast and wood. Don’t get the red wine too much. Smells a little funky. Meh.
thicksuds (373) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
My first real disappointment from victory, tastes like red wine and porter, doesnt work
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from wegmans Leesburg - pours dark clear red with a off white head. Aroma has dark fruits, raspberries, and chocolate. Taste is bitterish with some tannic dryness in the finish. I don’t think porter when I drink this one, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an interesting brew.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. Pours ruby red with an inch of khaki foam. Lots of alcohol on the nose. A bit of licorice on the tongue along with the wood character. Finish lingers a bit. Nice after dinner brew.
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wasn’t a big fan of the regular Baltic Thunder. This one pours a lightly murky reddish brown with a musty/papery nose with a touch of fruit and vinous notes. A touch oxidized. Musty notes in the flavor with some dark grain notes. Vinous and bitter, very dry finish.
drfabulous (3375) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 bottle. Pours a reddish brown. Aroma is a bit of brett. Taste is red wine and oak. Slight sour red to it. Seems to have really changed the base beer.