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RATINGS: 218   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (3175) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Glass compliments of Jimmy at Capones. Deep black pour with small head and lacing. Very malty, grainy, normal tasting. Just nothing to remember here, real bland and uninspired.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2755) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Pours dark reddish brown with an aroma of chocolate, vanilla, wood, and hint of wine. Chocolate,roasted malt, vanilla, wood flavor with hint of wine at the back end. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark blackish brown with ruby edges. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, some tartness. Tastes or roasty dark malt, with mild acidic tartness and a medium mouthfeel. Late woody notes emerge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5298) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draft at capones during his black Friday event with Vinny and Bill. Pours a deep black body with thin white frothy lacing. Aroma is light malt, very restrained overall. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet caramel. Overall very plain. No red wine accents.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (2886) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2012
From bottle directly from the brewery via pops. The pour was light brown mahoganey colored, very thin off white to tan colored head. The aroma was oak, vanilla, chocolate. The flavor followed, the oak and vanilla almost leading you to think a sticky bourbon finish was coming. Instead, tannic, acidic, clean finish, fruity red wine flavors, sort of non-optimal in terms of flavor blends/combinations..... but interesting and better than bourbon barrel aging beers. Mouthfeel was medium with a dry finish, low to medium carbonation. Thanks, pops!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2085) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle from the brew pub. Pours clear deep red with no head. The aroma has a lot of sour wine notes. The taste has some dry red wine notes up front with a little malty run at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Shared graciously by eaglefan538’s dad. Roasty and acidic from red wine. The oak is also very prevalent. Not sticky or cloying or overdone on anything. Well crafted. Happy Thanksgiving!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kimjongill (207) - - NOV 21, 2012
Had from tap at the release. Looks okay, but i expected it to be a bit darker. Great aroma focused on hops and red wine. Tastes like Baltic thunder that someone poured red wine into. Not much oak our other complexity which is a disappointment. Ended up not even getting a bottle.

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