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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2696) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle - Pours cola-colored with a filmy tan head. Red wine on the nose that mingles with roasty malt and a bit of sweet molasses. Taste is lightly sour dark malt, a bit of brown sugar, and a lightly oaky red wine finish. Thinnish an slick with low carbonation. Not my favorite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6719) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle cheers to C-Dogg. It pours deep brown with a small tan head. The nose is wood, medicinal notes, toast, toffee, jammy red fruits and coconut. The taste is roasted malt, toast, cocoa, wood, vanilla, coconut, vinous, jammy fruits and nice level of bitterness. Medium body and moderate carbonation. I’m not exactly blown away, but it is decent nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle cheers to Colin for this get. Pours a clear chestnut brown with a big, frothy beige head. Nose is big liquorice and milk chocolate with bright red berries coming through - raspberry, cranberry and some tarty cherries. Taste is more vinous and tarty than the nose which works in nice balance with milk chocolate and roasted coffee. Loads of raspberry and blueberries. Woody and earthy stuff. Booze has a nice presence. Not over the top barrel ageing, works very well with the bold notes this beer has. Really well done brew

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
16th January 2013
Tasting at the pad of the ever gracious Bruce. Thanks to renowned author and publisher Mr Bois. Hazy amber - brown beer, little pale tan head. Smooth palate, soft malt, litle cream. Nice touch of wood, very slightly bitter. Ligt red wine fruity tang. Marmalade bitterness. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10781) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Colin. Pours clear, rich brown with a foamy beige head. Dusty cocoa on the nose with a bit of wood, dried berries. Light to medium sweet flavor, loads of barrel presence, dry toffee, tangy wood. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry, burnt wood finish with slight dark and tangy berries, oak, tannins, hints of earth and chocolate. Tasty though the barrel is quite present.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours a coppery brown, not quite opaque and will show you some ruby if you look deeply. The head was not as fat or as persistent as it should have been but it was tan and creamy . There was a large stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom and perfect clarity on this not quite black beer.

Nose is malty rich sweetness. Complex malt. It sports aromas of caramel, chocolate that is light and sweet and a smooth coffee. Dark fruits are raisin and dried fig. As it warms it begins to show a nutty quality. There is no hop presence on the nose at all. The alcohol is estery and a bit sweet. it has a wine scent from the barrel and there is nothing burnt here although ti is very roasty.

Taste is smooth and the mouthfeel is full bodied even though a moderate carbonation keeps it light on the tongue. The beer starts sweet with malty richness and the sweet dried fruits. Then the dryness of the toasted grain and a bit of alcohol takes the middle and really allows all the complex malt flavors to show themselves. Smooth roasted coffee, light sweet touch of chocolate, caramel, dried fruit that is not heavy and a little bit nutty. Finishes dry, bitter and with a lingering aftertaste that shows a touch of hop spice. Perfect.

Smooth and perfectly composed, this beer is light on the palate, rich and very debonair. Wonderful balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Amber brown. Quick thin head. Aroma is tannic, fruity cherry, oaky. Flavour is cherry, vanilla, licorice? Woody. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (705) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Dark, reddish brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of wine and wood, combined with some chocolate and malt flavors. Taste is complex, sweet wine notes, wood and malts... Very nice beer, very well executed...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (908) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours a red-amber golden color with a tan head. Wet and slightly scrubby textures. Smokey red wine nose. Wood barrel char, barrel wood, red wine, and sorghum flavors. Interesting and good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1423) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft->snifter. Reddish brown with faint tan head. Complex aroma and taste, with oak, wine, earth, chocolate malt, notes of dank hops. Good, but not great.


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