Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by MacQ32:
4.46/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a thick, but damn near black into my over sized CBX glass with a solid finger of molasses colored head that dissipates within a few minutes to only a thin layer across the entire surface of the beer. Little lacing.
S - Ohhhh sweet vanilla dominates, which as fantastic. A decent roasted coffee aroma and some bittersweet chocolate compliment the vanilla well!
T - Wow, mostly superbly roasty up front, which relatively quickly transitions to a little sweet vanilla and decent amount of chocolate flavors. WHEN COLD: Fairly dry, alcoholy very roasty and resinous hoppy bitter finish lingers for a while. ONCE I ALLOW IT TO WARM UP to 55-60 its much smoother, and has less roasty/bitter astringencies.
M - Medium-full bodied, the bitterness makes this very drinkable for me, not super syrupy sweet at all, although it does have a thicker consistency medium+ carbonation for the style.
O - Wowzers, I just got 1-2'd. Thr smell definitely suggests vanilla bliss and I instead get a kick to the jaw of dry bitter bitter bitterness (and eventually some mild sweet flavors.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2013 01:40:40 | More by MacQ32
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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 3,635 ratings.