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RATINGS: 242   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.


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 (2023) - 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 (1246) - Marshall, Minnesota, 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 (1570) - Pensacola, 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 (2430) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Beautiful barrel aged brew from Victory. Enjoyed this Is beer with Joeyplush. Subtle vineous flavoring porter that hides the overall alcohol content very nicely. Great holiday warming beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanytide (259) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Poured opaque black with little head. Faint cocoa and red wine aroma. Mouthfeel is a little watery. The wine barrel aging comes out in the taste; cabernet notes are more apparent than the porter.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1835) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Mouthfeel is great, very smooth and round. Flavor is very soft and smooth roast. I think I prefer the original

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (2059) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2013
On the 11th day of Christmas 2013.. Pours reddish brown with a small tan head that sticks around as a ring throughout. Aroma is oak, woody, roast, earthy and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet with shine dry bitters. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Second phenomenal barrel aged beer I have had tonight. Rich ruby brown color with a thin off white ring around the glass. Aroma of smooth red wine, flavor is complex - oak, red wine, cocoa, malt, and some vanilla. The palate is fantastic - lingers for a long time with hints of cocoa, fruit and oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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