Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Etan:
3.95/5 rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Brooklyn tulip.
A: Pours an opaque black with a light tan head. Nice retention and lacing.
S: Sweet coffee with hints of vanilla. Notes of marshmallow, lactic sugar, cinnamon, some chocolate. So good.
T: Big coffee hits the palate. Like the nose, the coffee starts out sweet and milky, with lots of vanilla. Slight alcohol in the back with a quick wave of roasty burnt coffee bitterness in the finish. A little sweetness and coffee lingering. As the glass is drained, the coffee bitterness coats the palate and doesn't go away.
M: Moderately thick. Could be a little thicker.
O: The alcohol is very well-hidden, but I'm missing the sweetness that usually comes from the alcohol and malt because of the coffee's dominance. If you love coffee, this is nice, but I think it causes a bit of an unbalance between the porter elements and the flavors from the beans.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2012 01:24:06 | More by Etan
More User Reviews:
4.48/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This poured the color of midnight at a bottom of a well, with an espresso-crema cap of foam.
The aroma held layers of dark chocolate and roasted coffee, roasted malts, a hint of vanilla. It’s a sipper, with a smoothly warming flavor of a sweetly bitter espresso with cacao and vanilla, and just a touch of booziness at the end. This is a big beer but so enjoyable!
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 03:05:18 | More by elNopalero
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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