Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle received in a trade with Jophish. Thanks Joe!
A: Black with brown highlights and a thick white head that dissipates quickly.
S: Thick roasted malts, with some coffee and a little chocolate showing through. Nice dark chocolate cake effect. Not as sweet or vanilla-heavy as expected.
T: Roasted coffee, light chocolate, and vanilla. As it warms, vanilla becomes more prominent with a little sweetness, bringing chocolate tort to mind. There's a slight alcohol bite, but for the most part, it's pretty well covered. Finishes with a lengthy coffee bitterness and roasted malt combination.
M: Medium to thick with moderate carbonation. Finishes quite dry.
I received this beer late 2009, so am guessing that it has dried out a bit from what it started as. But as far as I can tell, time hasn't hurt it much as the coffee and vanilla are still very evident. This is a great beer and I'll definitely jump at the chance to grab it should I come across it in the future.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2010 04:54:53 | More by GeezLynn
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