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Victory Brewing Company is known for melding traditional styles and unique concepts to produce the highest quality, full flavored beers. Red Thunder does just that. By aging their popular Baltic Thunder in once-used red wine barrels from Wente Vineyards, Victory Brewing Company created Red Thunder. The burnished cocoa creaminess of the Baltic-style porter is accented by the tannic dryness of the wood to produce a rich, fruity final product.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1673) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2013
pours black with red edges. nose of chocolate, toffee, faint sweet red wine, light oak. medium body with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Pours dark brown with a light head. Smells of wet wood and light roasty flavors. The porter and barrel shine through on this beer. The red wine is a little less apparent. Still is does have some tart fruit and and wine character but it is beneath the surface. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rbrazell (1629) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Thanks stevencon! Black pour with a small khaki head. Woody aroma with bitter chocolate, hints of vanilla beans, sour raisins and alcohol. Slightly sweet chocolate entry fades to tannic wood, dark fruits, vanilla with hints of smokiness. Lighter bodied with mellow booze. Not great but nothing offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevencon (435) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Thin black pour with khaki head that dissipates quickly. Chocolate and prune aroma. Light body. taste like a between a porter and brown ale with red wine notes. Not a fan of this beer. Just doesn’t meld together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3551) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is quite nice, with the same character of the non-aged version (roasting and dark fruits) coming through, in addition to some red wine notes, as expected. The wine mellows a lot of the fruit in a pleasant way. The taste becomes super dry and overly woody, and takes away a lot of the pleasantness of the original. OK, but not as good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4821) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Black pour with a khaki head. Nose is fruit, wood, light chocolate, roasted malts, and winey. Smooth palate, wood, wine, roasted malts, easy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Earthy coffee, peat, slightly tart dark fruit, chocolate, and light oaky aroma. Deep chestnut with a small tan head. Slightly tart dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, and woody-ashy flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2013
This is a very good beer. It has a strong aroma of dark fruits and peat. The body is smooth and full with a long lasting aftertaste. The flavor is a mix of a sweet malt with slight bitterness, some grape, bread, cola, and dark cherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2139) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours a ruby umber color with a couple fingers of gaseous tan foam. The nose is vinous tootsie rolls, a touch of raisin and sweet dark fruit. The palate is thick and sticky with lots of caramel and toffee overwhelming the vinous berry notes and chocolate roasted undertones. A bit disjointed and sweeter than expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickTStiles (742) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Pours black with a lasting beige head. Aroma has notes of urine, red wine, wood and chocolate. Taste has notes of chocolate, red wine and bourbon. Finish is grapey and bitter. It just first quite work.

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