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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5797) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
[My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, JoeMcPhee, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a dark amber-brown with a small frothy/creamy tan head. Interesting aroma of roasted malt, light vinous notes, chocolate, fruit and alcohol. Flavour of roasted malt, vinous notes, chocolate and wood. Medium bodied. Surprisingly good stuff, I quite liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1520) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Been eyeing this for several months and I got bored and bought it today. Brown pour decent mocha head. Smell is sweet caramel, boozy red wine, oak, malty. Taste is cocoa, cherries, red wine, medium sweet. Sweet plums through out and the wine and vanilla oak in the finish. This definitely grew on me asi got through the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (5983) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
750ml corked and caged bottle shared by blankboy with me, jercraigs, mabel, gregclow and joemcphee. Nearly opaque red-black with a smallish but lasting bubbly mottled beige-tan head. Odd aroma - something ... sharp ... then a Belgian Dark character, then something vinous, then more grape ... Taste follows - tons of wine, quite bitter too - lovely. Thick, strongly carbonated, finishes roasty overlaid on slightly sour red wine. Really good - grew on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (585) - Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On draft at oscar’s ale house. Pour was dark brown with almost no head but that may have been from the bartender. A very go porter that was very unique. Aroma was chocolate,wood and red wine. Creamy a little tart and woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1807) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2014
750ml bottle: This one pours a fairly opaque, dark mahogany brown color. There was just a wisp of head on it. It has a nice nose. I definitely can smell a bit of oak and red wine. I get some cocoa too, as well as some faint roasted malts. The taste is very good. Just a bit bitter. Taste is some cocoa, roasted malts and a bit of a dry red wine. A touch of the oakiness comes thru too. This is a very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Nice beer. Aroma of roasty malt notes flanked by a little of the red wine reminiscent booze. Taste is solid with more malt and then even more of the red wine oak notes shine through. Just medium bodied which I expected. Pretty much exactly what I’d expect a Baltic porter aged in red wine barrels to be like. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1718) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured brown in color with a small dark tan head. Aroma is fruity, with dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste of roasted malt, sweet fruit, caramel, and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1264) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Aroma of cola, chocolate, and oak. Pours a deep brown with a red-wine highlights, no head or lacing. The taste has a pleasing light sweetness with notes of chocolate, cola, and hints dark fruit oak. Medium body and mioderate carbonation. Overall, a very impressive, complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, medium bodied black pour, Interesting beer with Roastiness of the porter to red wine notes of the barrels. Red wine fruitiness, drt tannins surprsingly melded well with the baltic porter. Nive

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Dark brown porter with a nice off-white head. Smells oaky, and gives off hints of the wine whose barrels it’s been aged in. Oak is the strongest flavor I could detect. The fruits of the wine were more subtle for me. This is a very smooth, very tasty beer.

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