Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by SiepJones:
4.75/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a snifter
A: Pours a very cold dark black. So dark it almost has a bluish tint to it. Very small brown head, disappears quickly into a slight ring around the edges of my glass. No chance you will see anything through this glass.
S: This beer smells amazing, tons of roasted coffee. If there is anything else (I am sure there is) I am missing it as I only smell the coffee.
T: Wow the flavor is very layered and complex, there is a blast of roasted coffee beans, the bitterness of dark chocolate, a touch of prune/black currant sweetness, and some alcohol warmth. Very well balanced.
M: The mouth is very creamy/chewy on this beer. Not too much carbonation, with a smooth full body.
D: I love the flavor of this beer, and never mind the ABV I cannot wait until my next sip let alone my next glass. I probably couldn't drink this beer all night as the ABV would hit me hard, but the flavor is phenomenal and will keep me coming back for more.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2010 02:31:27 | More by SiepJones
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4/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: This poured a nearly opaque black garnet with a little off white head.
S: It smelled like tons of coffee grounds, with a little artificial vanilla and bitter dark chocolate.
T: It tasted like bitter coffee grounds, with some artificial vanilla and semi-sweet chocolate. The aftertaste was somewhat clean and bittersweet.
M: It was a little thick with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This had a good scent and taste and body, but it wasn't as complex or delicious as I expected. The finish was a little rough, so it wasn't super easy to drink. It might improve with age, but was not that impressive fresh.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 18:54:06 | More by Pencible
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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