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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2625) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a faint tan head. Aroma of red wine, chocolate, and oak. Flavor of oaky red wine, vanilla, dark fruit and cocoa. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (266) - - MAY 9, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a very dark, almost black, brown with little head or lacing. Cocoa nibs, vanilla, licorice, on the nose. Definite notes of dark fruit, cocoa, smoky oak, malts, with bourbon. An interesting Baltic porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1112) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
750 mL bottle. Pours black with a light tan head. Chocolatey with red and green grape, a little creamy. Fruity grape and raisin with creamy, light coffee and dark cocoa. A nice blend of flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1803) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Corked and caged bottle. Pours a really deep chocolate brown with a thin, fizzy light brown head. Aroma has some ripened plums intermingled with rich brown sugar, molasses, lightly charred oak and leather leading into moderately alcoholic red wine. Earthy flavor with dusty bakers chocolate, slightly smokey wood, moderate alcohol, and dried pumpernickel bread. Very dry, somewhat acidic finish with decent tannins again brings to mind red wine. Chalky dry mouthfeel. I’m just not feeling it - a little too dry and punctuated with a little bit too much acidity for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with off white foam head. Aroma of oak, red wine tannins, with chocolate and roast beneath. Sweet tarty dark fruit start with chocolate and roast after and a dry oak finish. A little too tart for me to love. But very solid. Just don’t think the wine barrel works with a roasty porter. But the sour guys will likely enjoy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
750 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a dark chestnut brown with modest-sized beige head. Aroma is oak, red wine and some dark malts. Flavour has definite red wine character, fair amount of barrel, chocolate, lightly roasty, caramel and some dark fruit. Below average carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Quite nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Draught at Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, April 10 2014.
Black color, brown head. Sweet, raisin, malty scent. Sweet, bourbon taste. Vanilla aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadAprilia1000 (273) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours a super dark ruby red. Aroma is of red wine, tannins, cocoa, coffee, acidity, and citrus. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, cream, tannins, dry red wine, oak, vanilla, sour grapes, acidity. For those of you who are wine buffs, this is a fantastic beer. I work at a winery and craft beer is my true love, but this is a fantastic take combination of both styles. The wine characteristics take over after you get all of the chocolate, creamy espresso coffee, porter notes. Very interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2228) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2014
Main thing is- doesn't taste like a Ltic Porter. That reflects on body & overall score. Otherwise pretty good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of red wine, oak, tannins, chocolate, grape and vanilla. Prickly carbonation. Medium body. Dryish finish.


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