Victory At Sea Imperial Porter - Barrel Aged - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by shangwang:
4.72/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
tried this at Khyber Pass during their Philly Beer Week BP event.
Beautiful looking pour- dark viscous appearance with a creamy finger of head that lingered for a while. The smell was very potent- notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, toasted almond and wood. It was such a pleasant aroma that I continued to go back to the smell throughout drinking this. The taste mirrored the smell- very sweet at the beginning with some roasty bitterness at the end, but extremely balanced and smooth. It was like drinking a dessert, but it wasn't overwhelmingly sweet. This might be one of the best beers I've ever tasted. Great mouthfeel- not overly heavy but a solid consistency. Finished smoothly and was very easy to drink. I could have easily had a few more if not for the other BP selections I wanted to try. Awesome beer.
Serving type: nitro-tap
06-13-2011 00:39:25 | More by shangwang
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4.14/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Following one San Diego winner (Barrel Aged Speedway) to another (Barrel Aged victory At Sea), I was lucky to enjoy a pour on-tap at 38 Degrees. On to the beer:
A touch of lace surrounds the top of this ink black liquid. A few spots of lace even stick around as the beer is consumed. The aroma has many of the standard Victory At Sea notes with the infusion of wood. Coffee and vanilla come standard, bits of oak and booze are extra,
The barrel aged version of Victory At Sea leans heavier with the booze than it does with the beer. If you are a passionate lover of whiskey, you have a winner right here. I enjoy it as well, albeit in a smaller ratio to the beer. What I have here seems to be about two parts booze and one part coffee vanilla imperial porter. It's a full bodied beer, no question about that.
It's nice, but my sky-high expectations were not met. Honestly, I prefer the standard Victory At Sea, but I was still happy to try this exclusive version.
Serving type: on-tap
06-30-2014 05:23:45 | More by DoubleJ
Victory At Sea Imperial Porter - Barrel Aged from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.