Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by PatrickSwayze:
4.13/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Obviously deep black in color with a thin lightly dark head that creeps its way to the edges leaving a decent trail on the glass as you drink.
S: I love the smell of this beer even though i don't even care for coffee. The rich chocolate malts are complemented so well by the coffee.
T: A pretty rich beer that at times can come off a little sweet. The coffee, chocolate, and slight roast are presented exquisitely in this brew. Depending in how fresh you obtain this beast, you could get a good amount of heat from it.
M: A sweet offering that offers plenty of body and moderate to low carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer though i could only take down no more then one bomber to myself. Even that is pushing it. Great but wish it was a tad bit mor dry.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2012 07:09:04 | More by PatrickSwayze
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance - The beer poured a murky black color with a modest mocha colored head.
Smell - The aroma was a pleasant vanilla malty aroma. The aroma is not overly sweet, but certainly seems to suggest a dessert beer.
Taste - My first impression on drinking the beer was to think of vanilla coke. Notes of malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, and a little dark fruit was present. The chocolate evolved to be more dry in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - For the style, I thought the beer was a little thin. Taking into consideration all the extras in this porter, the thinness is a little surprising.
Overall - I enjoyed the beer and would certainly drink it again. I am not certain that I would seek the beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 16:31:42 | More by JohnnyHopps
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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