Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by JWU:
4.4/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz. bottle, poured into a snifter.
A-deep, dark brown/black, with a nice dense, tight tan head. Head dissipates quick due to the high alcohol content.
S- coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar, and white pepper with some boozy notes.
T- some dark chocolate and smooth coffee, transition to a nice roasty middle, with vanilla coming into the mix, and a warming booze on the finish. The bitterness of the coffee is also very apparent middle to end. Very nice.
M- Pretty thick for a porter, but it's a big beer. The taste doesn't linger too long on the finish as well. Carbonation is spot on, as in light.
O- certainly a sipper, but a delicious sipper at that. Really like the dominating coffee presence, so if that is your thing, this should tickle your fancy.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2012 01:41:08 | More by JWU
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
97 out of 100 based on 3,624 ratings.