A few notes on Baltic Thunder (and its predicessor Perkunos Hammer):
The grist is welling up from the bottom of the mash tun. It's thick, it's cakey, it's got beans in it (over 100 lbs. of black-eyed peas; the Roman beans were crazy expensive, over a dollar a pound).
The aiming point for the Original Gravity of the wort was 20.5P, a big boy that should ferment out right around 8%, maybe a bit higher. Hopping is early additions of Tettnang and Hallertauer; as Ron says, they've got contracts that make it economically reasonable to use these deliciously aromatic hops for bittering hops.
It’s a Baltic porter with lots of Munich malt, chocolate and other specialty malts and, oh yes, some beans. Yes, beans. Not sure what the musical fruit adds (he claimed better mouthfeel).