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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2368) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Lightish brown pour from a 750. Slight offwhite head with just a little bit of lacing. Red wine and dark malt in the nose. Taste is nice, though I wish this were a sour. Oak, red wine, roasted malt and some dark fruits in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1323) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Dark with slight red hue,low carbanation,short pour to a newcastle glass, Very oaky-malty sweet aroma, wine/woodytannins,lightly bourbon- tartness,probably some roast underneath,faint dark caramels. Taste is oaky,malty with sweetness tannic,,some mild tart bourbon tones,some hoppy bittersweetness with mild roasty/dark carmels underneath,dark berry. As nice as I would expect from Victory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5642) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Black pour with a short tan head. Aroma is slightly woody and burnt with wine notes, roasted malt, burnt caramel, smokiness and burnt earthiness. Strong red wine notes, plenty of earthiness and roasted malt, charred wood, dark chocolate, burnt coffee and soft cocoa notes. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation and dry finish. Ends with more charred wood, earthy notes, roasted malt, dark chocolate, red wine, dark fruits and burnt caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2956) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Pours a dark amber with red highlights. The aroma is the weak link of this beer. A bit of roast malt and some caramel. The taste has some chocolate, vanilla, the wood and what I first thought was bourbon but I guess is the wine. Very dry for the style. Nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fluffy (1978) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Honestly I wasnt expecting to like this that much. But damn it's tasty. Tastes of cherries, dark chocolate, vanilla, ice cream, raspberries, some aged wood in the background. Super good. Kudos, victory! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Growler from JC’s. Nose is boozy and the first thing I notice is the apparent bourbon barrel character, or apparently, wine barrels -- just not a rough vanilla/oak dump, more of a sultry caramel spirited. Fruity/berry (red grape, sure, and just beautiful cherry) with cocoa powder, chocolate, roast, mild woody goodness. All of these things intensified in the mouth - the barrel character is huge and domineering, but it’s an enjoyable one and . Very sweet with the added alcohols, some tar and ash in the back, dries out only barely, but strikes a highwire balance with alcohol and sugar. Pours deep brown-black with a rocky, lacing tan head. Creamy very light body with the lovely complexity, again, of a nice spirit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sitzds (318) - - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle poured dark brown with thin head and small bubbles. A floral aroma with vanilla and coconut. Flavors were coconut, hazelnut, onion, and caramel. Did not get the barrel or wine flavors that others are noting. Maybe need a second try as I was 10 beers into a tasting. Mouthfeel was nice with light body and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours a dark brown with red around the edges, and a fluffy light tan head. Lots of roasted malt and oak on the nose, burnt caramel, dark fruits like cherries and plums, light chocolate notes, and a touch of coffee. Dark coffee on the taste and an earthy and oaky taste, molasses, raisins, very light citrus note, cocoa, and a touch of dates. Very well done. I love what the barrels do for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1250) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2013
750ml bottle, been in the fridge a while. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a thin tan head that fades pretty quickly. Aroma is chocolate, fruity, cherry, red wine. Medium to heavy on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, oak. Red wine, some tartness, with a dry, tart, red wine finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9341) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Chocolate, raisin and tannins. Dark brown with small head. Mildly sweet chocolate malt up front followed by light dry wine flavor. Very wine-like.

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