Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by SiepJones:
4.75/5 rDev +8%
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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4.43/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bomber into a wide mouth pint glass. Black body with a hint of light brown at the edges and a 1.4 inch white/brown head. The nose was true to its name with heavy coffee and vanilla scents, and a bit of tart fruitiness, maybe cranberry. Taste was very complex, with a blast of coffee up front, followed by a soft caramel, vanilla flavor and fruit that fades into a bit of bitterness. This is a substantial beer that coats the mouth and leaves behind a lingering flavor,. It really drinks more like a stout than a traditional porter. Overall, I would say that this is a very strong beer, definitely one of my favorites.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 04:29:41 | More by OneEye78
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,141 ratings.