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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial PorterVictory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,556 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,556
Reviews: 916
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 622
Gots: 673 | FT: 53
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Imperial Porter"

(Beer added by: radshoesbro on 03-17-2009)
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Jsenay

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Russian River goblet

A - Pours black ink in color with an inch of foam that lingers for the entire time. Heavy lacing.

S - Smells of rich vanilla, roasted malts, caramel, toffee, warm alcohol and coffee.

T - Coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, rummy raisins, dark chocolate

M - Very smooth. Very subtle carbonation in terms of mouth feel. Ends dry with a subtle vanilla/coffee sweetness.

O - Delicious beer. This is the second time I have had this beer. I had one of these several months ago and it has taken me some time to find it again. Definitely worth the wait. Excellent balance of flavors. This would make an excellent float with vanilla ice cream.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 23:32:53 | More by Jsenay
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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,556 ratings.