Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Treyliff:
4.54/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A- pours pitch black with a small creamy light-tan head that retains long after the pour, leaving behind some short rings of lace
S- big fresh coffee espresso notes melds with melted dark chocolate, toasted vanilla biscotti, fudge brownie, dried dark cherry and fruit bread
T- fresh dark roast coffee up front, highlighted by sweet vanilla, chocolaty malt, and toasted almond. Dark fruit notes of prune, fig and raisin on the finish with a sweet cherry juice finish
M- medium body and carbonation with a light-yet-creamy mouthfeel, leads to a smooth and velvety finish. Loaded with flavor, but still keeping a light enough mouthfeel for a porter, ABV is hidden very well
O- the vanilla meshes almost perfectly to an already solid base coffee porter. Drinkability is on point, solid beer!
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 01:24:28 | More by Treyliff
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4.39/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed a bomber of this with a friend on brew day. Poured into tulip glass.
Who says you can’t drink at 8am? That’s why it has coffee in it, right?
This beer pours as you might expect a porter to. Dark and rich. Just enough off white head to let you know it is well conditioned. The aromas are all there of the coffee and roast malt. Great mouth feel. I am not usually a big fan of porters but this one was exceptionally smooth and well balanced. The coffee was noticeably present but in fantastic balance with the malt sweetness and vanilla creaminess. Im glad we only had the one bomber of this or we would have been drunk by 10am.
This is one of those beers that you have to get your hands on and try with some friends.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 02:05:47 | More by hbensinger
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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