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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1850) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle, courtesy MrLo, thanks! Pours hazy ruby, small short-lived tan head. Aroma of red wine, chocolate, oak, a bit tannic. Taste is red wine, oak, tannins, chocolate. Palate is soft, slick, woody finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown-red pour, ring of white foam. Aroma of roasted malt, cherries, vin nouveau, light acetic notes. Taste is winey, lots of earthy notes, soured dark malts, lots of oak, some vinegar in the finish. Palate is again winey, a bit thick, low carbonation. Some good flavors and aromas in here, but the final product isn’t all that well constructed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (1144) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. The pour is a dark red. The aroma is that of a Typical red. The taste is a little overwhelming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Burgundy and caramel No head Nose is sort of vinous and syrupy Heavy on the oak and very malty. Light syrup very rough finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, tannins, chocolate and an odd almost woody/vegetal note. Flavor is lightly tart, cocoa, prunes, something tart, tannins, oak. Just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4814) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Big bottle in a snifter. Pours brown with a lacy head. Aroma of weird sour notes, and not really a Baltic porter’s character. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (6066) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
750ml bottle pours a hazy purple with some cloudy, white head. Nose is dusty, light red grape, malt. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, malt, grape jelly, cherry. Medium bodied, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Pours a dark copperish brown with an average tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma leans heavily towards raisin and wine. It has an impression of wood, and a bit of cocoa as well. A very appealing mixture here. The taste takes a step back from the heavy notes of wine. While still prevalent, I get the main themes as chocolate and cocoa. Still woody. The aftertaste is chocolate and wine. Not quite as appealing as the aroma. Medium in body, a texture that is slightly sticky, average carbonation. This one is a bit more unusual than most. I liked it. I think it has enough going for it that most people would also.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2316) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Dark red with minimal head. Fruity, berry, chocolate, vinous. Thinner than expected. Finish has a lingering sharpness to it. Almost Belgian like finish. Really enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
750mL thanks to noodleuser. Pours a clear, deep brilliant ruby. Medium coffee head. Nose is butter, oak, sweet cream, milk chocolate, nice red wine barrel/peper/spicy wood. Taste is tangy, oaky, brown sugar, mild red wine barrel, pepper. Very clean, well integrated. Palate is spicy, denser, some ginger spice. Dry, clean, actually refreshing. No off character. Works very well.

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