Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by DrinkingDrake:
4.33/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours black with a 1 finger coffee colored head. Laces out evenly across the top and clinging to the sides.
Smells like I just brewed a cup of joe and tossed in a white chocolate bar. A little nutty like candied roasted nuts.
Tastes of roasted french vanilla. A lot of deep malty undertones. A slight bitterness of chocolate. Also the malts have a faint smokey character.
The 10% is not that noticeable but you can tell there is a good amount of alcohol in this one.
Split a bomber with a friend and was satisfied with my half.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2011 17:27:32 | More by DrinkingDrake
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4.43/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Light chestnut in color with a rocky head that reaches one-quarter inch before dissipating to form rings of lace in a Dogfish Head snifter. SRM 31-34 with dark brown highlights and a viscous film.
Strong, sweet espresso with vanilla is no surprise here. Deep roasted malt with pumpernickel and Jewish rye is also present. Warming accentuates the vanilla and adds a light baker’s chocolate note. Some wood ash is also discernible. The aroma from this glass fills the room.
Luscious with a mix of sweet and bitterness. Espresso bitterness wins hands down while smoked peat and burnt molasses are also present. Very dark chocolate lingers throughout middle to finish.
The body is fuller than expected of a Porter, with silky smoothness and alcohol as anticipated.
This beer fits squarely within the expectations one would have for a sipping or contemplative beer.
Serving type: growler
03-16-2014 12:39:39 | More by SLeffler27
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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