Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by PirateUlf73:
4.4/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 oz bottle, poured into a large mug.
A: Rich black color with a substantial chocolate-tan head.
S: Lots of chocolate and coffee on the nose. Some pleasant dark roast notes as well. Perhaps a smidgen of vanilla sweetness. Quite rich and soft. Very nice.
T: A VERY strong roasted coffee character is tempered slightly by soft vanilla and chocolate tastes. Almost like biting into a bar of bitter, dark chocolate. Hugely sweet and pretty tasty.
M: Massive, chewy feel for and already full-bodied beer. Feels slick yet silky. Lower-than-average carbonation.
D: Slow is the way to go with this one. Would make an excellent after-dinner brew.
Man, oh man! This beer claims to be robust and it delivers. The immense coffee and chocolate flavors make me almost forget that I'm drinking a beer. My only real knock against this brew is that the thick body took away from the drinkability, ever so slightly. All in all though, if you like sweet beers, get this if you can find it!
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2009 00:45:44 | More by PirateUlf73
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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 3,633 ratings.