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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4716) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Rated on 9-06-2015 (Corked and caged bottle) This beerís appearance is a small smooth tan head that mostly diminished, dark brown opaque body, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, earthy, dark fruits, vanilla, earthy, and alcohol. The flavor of this beer is roasted malt, vanilla, cocoa, coffee, chocolate, earthy, woody and has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This is a very good tasting sipping beer that is well worth trying. It has a lot going on in the aroma and flavor and is a beer that I would definitely drink again.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 6, 2015
I love Baltic Porters and this is one great example of one. This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy with a frothy top finely sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was vinous raisin and dark malt. The vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium mild roasted malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of semi-sweet roasted malt cloves raisin vinous burnt malt brown malt dark malt and breads. A wonderful best in class brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1429) - - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color. Aroma and taste are red wine, chocolate, and oak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1052) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Unique and interesting wine/beer ratio. Really taste the grape skins and smell the barrels. Interesting mouth feel. Bottle

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (6039) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
75cl Bottle shared, thanks Harmen! Black colour, beige head. Aroma of red fruits, red wine, oak, vanilla, wood, light tartness, chocolate, roasted malts, some toffee. Flavour is sweet, malty, vanilla, red wine, oak, wood, hint of leather, chocolate, dark fruits, bittersweet finish. Medium bodied. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[6198-20140228] Bottle. Roasty wood and pot pourrie floral dust aroma. Very dark red mahogany body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Smooth woodsy roasted red wine tannins flavour. Full body is noticeably smooth and silky. Very tasty. (7/4/8/5/16) 4.0
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, Greg Clow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs, JoeMcPhee)
Overheard: "If itís less than 5 years old, I donít want to know about it." "...Heís got a thing for 6-year-olds?"

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from bomber into pint glass. The aroma was a little messy, definite tart fruit mashing with chocolate and roast. It wasn't bad, but it was jumbled. The initial flavor followed suit. While the beer was definitely complex and had many layers, something was off. The porter stood separate from the wine barrel. They didn't conflict, but they didn't really merge either. As the beer warmed, however, everything started to come together. The mouthfeel eased out and brought the flavors together. By the time I was done with this I thought it was really good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bomber. Garnet with a minimal head. Wood, tannins and dark fruit. Rich flavors: chocolate, wine and wood.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - NOV 8, 2014
Look: pours a dark brown. Light red or Amber hues. Light brown sugar head. Smell: light chocolate. Apples. Slight sour smell. Taste: red wine. Oak. Light chocolate. Sour wine. Feel: dryness to it. Medium carbonation. Overall: not my type of beer. Too much wine. Too much barell. First drank: home 11/8/14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (454) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
The aroma is malt, roasty caramel. Pours a dark brown red with big off white head, fully diminishing, very little lacing. The taste is medium bitter and a light sour. The body is medium the texture thin, the carbonation fizzy and the finish bitter and a little astringent. Just OK. But I havenít been a fan of Porters for a while.


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