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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3281) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Comes out of the growler an opaque dark chocolate brown with a decent tan head. Rich aroma has notes of roast malt, coffee, caramel, licorice, and semi-sweet chocolate. Lip-smacking flavor delivers all that the aroma promises - plus an undertone of wine-soaked wood that gives the flavor a delightful but not overpowering kick. Texture is firm and smooth, though a bit lacking in the tingle department. Who needs Blue Thunder when you have Red Thunder?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeyplush (628) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7782) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Pours a clear dark brown color with garnet highlights and a smallish tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Aroma’s of chocolate and caramel with a hint of earth make up the bulk of the nose. A light vinous, raspberry and strawberry fruitiness is subtle but rounds things out nicely. The flavor is rich with lots of caramel, vanilla, and chocolate with a sweet sugary edge. Light berry tartness as well as faint earthy hops and a vinous quality provide a nice balance against the sweet flavor. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet light sugary mouthfeel. I quite enjoyed this one. The red wine qualities are subtle but provide a nice background note. I should have bought a couple more of these.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARMed (598) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1597) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Draft at Moriartys. Very dark black ruby pour topped with some off-white foam that mostly disappeared. Deep red fruit notes married with some dark malt. Medium-thick creamy body. Plum pudding. Brandied cherries. Coffee mousse. Dark chocolate clear candy. Blackberry molasses pie. Currants. Burnt pomegranates. Gets increasingly interesting as you drink it. Really unusual flavors coming out. Did not figure the red wine barrels into it originally but that clearly is adding to the complexity without feeling "wine flavored." Liked this way more than expected (and apparently better than most reviewers) - but please give this a chance. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fluffy (1602) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Honestly I wasnt expecting to like this that much. But damn it's tasty. Tastes of cherries, dark chocolate, vanilla, ice cream, raspberries, some aged wood in the background. Super good. Kudos, victory! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1263) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013
750ml bottle courtesy of me. Man, how I love me some Baltic porters. Pours a semi-thin looking deep brown, almost black. Almost no head. Aromas of cigarette butts, ashtrays and some oakiness. Flavor is oak filled cigarette butts, some roast, some creamy ashes. So good. Not getting a huge amount of wine or vinous notes, but there are some there. Finishes dry and okay, with loads of tobacco and nicotine. Low carb. Really good. This beer is so underrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3818) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Aroma is dark fruit, raspberries/fruit, coffee and toffee. The flavor is dark fruit, raspberries, mild sweetness, coffee and a mild/medium acidic/tart finish.

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