Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by ExaltedNecrosis:
4.78/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
22 oz bottle poured into oversized tulip glass.
A - Pours a pitch black with one and a half fingers of dark mocha/chocolate head. This doesn't let any light through.
S - Massive coffee aroma that can be smelled without even putting my nose to the glass. The roasted coffee is followed by vanilla and chocolate.
T - The taste is a coffee lover's heaven. Huge roasted coffee flavor, followed a bit after by sweet vanilla and a bit of chocolate. The roastiness is very pronounced and quite delicious. Every flavor is very bold and full.
M - This is one of the thickest porters I've had. It's pretty much a stout. Full, chewy body with moderate carbonation. The coffee really sticks to the mouth long after taking a sip. It's got a nice chewy and sticky aftertaste.
O - This was everything I hoped it would be and then some. The best porter I've had hands down, and it beats a lot of my favorite stouts. The roasted coffee, bold vanilla, and chocolate complement each other perfectly. Amazing job, Ballast Point.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2013 02:54:25 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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4.14/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured a black body with two finger tan head that dies slow with no lace. Aroma ranges from coffee, vanilla, espresso, milk/lactic qualities, hints of milk chocolate. For a heavy beer the alcohol is hidden and the beer is rather light and smooth. More sweet than dry as the roasted coffee notes are easily noticed but the beer seems to slightly dominated by milk/vanilla sweetness. An enjoyable beer on its own or as dessert.
Serving type: on-tap
07-22-2014 12:59:34 | More by clayrock81
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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