Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by JohnnyJam:
3.98/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a growler into a pint glass and got 1 1/2 finger of head.
A: Pours black and opaque with 1 1/2 finger of tan head that dissipates at a moderate rate and leaves only a thin covering on the top of the beer that is just around the edge of the glass toward the end. Only a minimal amount of lacing with this one.
S: Coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate and some alcohol. There is more vanilla and a milk chocolate aroma as the beer is drained along with less alcohol smell.
T: Coffee, dark chocolate and some charcoal upfront with a bitterness following it up and dark coffee aftertaste.
M: This beer is very smooth, especially for the high alcohol content. The carbonation is kind of low. It came from a new keg (I saw them change it for the guy with a growler before me) and is only two hours from the store. It does, at any rate, go down good.
O: A very nice beer that could be dessert. It goes down good which could be dangerous because this beer should be sipped. It gets better as it warms. It leaves me warm.
Serving type: growler
12-14-2012 23:14:43 | More by JohnnyJam
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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 3,626 ratings.