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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bp (777) - Queens, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle: pours dark black with a thin tan head, some of the wine aroma present, taste of chocolate, some dark fruit, fairly full bodied, very smooth


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadAprilia1000 (215) - 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 (2098) - 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 (7107) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2181) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
[Bottle] Pours black without much head to it. Nose is of red wine, smooth malts and wood. Taste is heavy on the red wine. Fig, plum and wooden notes are prominant as well. Decent balance. Roasty finish. A pretty good beer. Interesting for sure. Tasting notes from 2/2014.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
On tap smooth Baltic porter with hint of wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Milky and creamy aroma. Black pour with tan head. Had this poured from draft at Jerry's (north) in Chicago. Creamy pallette with cocoa coffee and milk taste. Very good. Like a milkshake

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (875) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bomber bottle. Dark brown with thin tan head. Roasty nose. Thinner palate roasty and slightly burnt but with some caramel malt sweetness. Roast lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
2014-02-28. Very dark brown body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma is fruity and alcoholic, sort of vinous tangy quality. Flavour is rich and vinously tangy, fruity, moderate oak character. Rich malty character below, lingering oak in the finish. Medium bodied palate, modest carbonation. 3++ Pretty nice, it grows on me. Bottle shared by Blankboy

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Thanks to blankboy for sharing this gem. Thanks to blankboy for this. Black pour with a thin white head. The nose has a softly vineous aroma with a bit of vanilla and some lovely soft fruitiness. A touch of licorice and a bit of earthy character. Moderate tartness with a little bit of soft malt sweetness and some herbal character.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mccarltone (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
Fantastic red wine aroma and taste. Balances nicely with the Baltic Thunder base. Dry finish, fruity, floral, a hint of smokiness. Delightful.


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