Victory Baltic Porter

Written by Justin on November 15, 2010

Tonight was a brew night and no brew night is complete without some suds.  This evenings brew of choice was Victory’s Baltic Thunder.  I popped it open and poured a glass.  A small head formed as I poured but quickly dispersed leaving the medium dark beer waiting in the glass.  On my first taste I got heavy charred barley and a whack of alcohol as the beer weighs in at 8.5 ABV.  I also got a very strange wintergreen kind of taste on the finish.  I’m not sure if it was because I just had a glass of Strong Irish Red or what, but the wintergreen is a taste I would rather leave in the toothpaste tube.  After a few more sips the strange finish went away but the beer still left me disappointed.  I would definitely try another Victory beer but after having some amazing Porters lately this one just doesn’t cut it for me.

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