Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Victory Baltic Thunder Porter

We tasted Victory's Baltic Thunder which beer fanatics have been waiting patiently for since it is supposed to be the same brew as the old Heavyweight's Perkunos Hammer. The beer poured a dark brown color with a nice tan head. The nose was very nice with lots of malts, but not overwhelming. There is a nice toffee hint in there, and the malts might be roasted. The first sip is smooth and sweet and leads into a dryer middle. The finish is nice and short. It is almost impossible to detect the 8.5% ABV. The malt leaves a nice, crisp lace outline on the glass as the beer is finished. This beer is a nice, extremely easy drinking porter. I have been told though that it is not quite as good as Perkunos was. This is a very solid beer and definatly worth trying.

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