RATINGS: 739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
While Heavyweight Brewing deserves credit for introducing the Baltic porter style to many craft beer fans, this beer from Victory represents an all new recipe fashioned on the experience of Tom's original intense brew. One noteworthy difference is the higher alcohol by volume of Baltic Thunder, 8.5% compared to Heavyweight's, which weighed in at 8%.

An additional distinction is Victory's use of black eyed peas in lieu of Roman beans. Despite these changes, this dark lager still features a reminiscent roasted character that embodies the fullness of toffee, along with subtle fruit flavors derived from its higher temperature fermentation. Long, cold aging tempers this complex beer into a well-rounded delight that warms with its significant alcohol strength. The final packaged product will be released in 25.4 fluid ounce bottles.

"The first brew of Baltic Thunder was magical. Tom and his original co-conspirator on the beer, Lew Bryson, even came here to Victory to assist. Then, while sharing a pint of Baltic Thunder off of the lagering tank a few weeks later with Tom, I swear the spirit of his departed Perkuno was smiling upon our accomplishment," continued Covaleski.

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fonefan (50690) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ RBESG 09 Grand Tasting @ [ The Harlequin, Sheffield, England. ]
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, oxidide, wood - oak. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090719]

yespr (47045) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
From bottle, blind #19. Pours dark brown with a small orange glare and a fully gone head. Cornish and roasted malt aroma. Bitter, roasted and caramelish flavoured with a light acidic roasted touch. Light liqourice touch. Ends medium bitter and with a lingering roasted malt to light breadish flavour.

Ungstrup (38243) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, fruit, and berries. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and berries, as well as light notes of wood. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

joergen (28964) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2008
Bottle at GABF 2008. Brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, rye bread and chocolate. Swet and roasted flavour of caramel, chocolate, hops and alcohol. Roasted finish.

anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and toffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of caramel and licorice. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some hints of licorice in the aftertaste.

Travlr (25790) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Draft at Churchkey. Nearly black, tan head. Aroma of weak coffee grounds and milk chocolate. Tastes like a dilute cafe au lait. Very thin.

cgarvieuk (25724) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2009... Deep brown ... very soft molasis malt and rye nose ... soft molasis ... little tofffee .. little grainy ...little coffee ... caramel suger.

madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
15th October 2010
Clear dark - red brown beer. Creamy biscuit coloured head. Mild dark malt and even milder coffee on the snout. Light palate, semi soft and semi dry. Dark malt and a little coffee. Mild minerals. Finishes a bit dry and with a little aniseed. Okay porter lacking some richness.

Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of BrianK/tertons. Clear reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of dried fruit and sweetish roasted malt. Medium body, a little low in carbonation, sweetish roasted malts with a little sweet licorice. Very discreet bitterness. 290509

Leighton (22050) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
Amazing. So smooth. Had some on tap at Barcade. Pours a pitch black with a mild beige head. Aroma is all roasted malts and coffee. Flavor is rich, complex and quite sweet. Very little burnt, bitter character. Smooth finish. Delicious beer.

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