Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by UMNbeerhunter:
4.63/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured into a Darkness tulip on 6/10/11.
Poured like a can of oil leaving a frothy brown head that dissipates leaving a moderate to heavy lacing. Great color and nice head retention and lacing.
Smells of tons of coffee and vanilla and a bit of roasted malts. This is a great smelling brew I just want to put my nose in it.
Taste is a mocha blend coffee at first and then the coffee flavor gives over to the vanilla shortly after. Tastes like a chocolate cake as it warms, very delicious.
Mouthfeel is moderate in weight. Almost no bite at all and the 10% ABV is unnoticeable. Resin coats the mouth and I continue to taste chocolate cake.
Overall this is one hell of a porter. Perfect balance of coffee and vanilla, and a total lack of ETOH burn is just awesome. This beer is awesome, go get it.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2011 08:26:25 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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3.71/5 rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A: 4.25 Looks nice and viscous out of the bottle. Super dark brown, almost black with an off-white head that dissipates quickly.
S: 3.75 Roasted coffee and malt dominate the nose with strong vanilla coming right behind. Coffee smells pretty earthy (maybe I let this one go a bit too long; perhaps better fresh?).
T: 3.5 Bitter coffee and roasted malt. Vanilla sweetness is in the middle with more bitterness at the end.
M: 4.25 Really nice carbonation and pretty rich and thick. Well done here.
O: 3.75 Probably need to revisit this one fresh (or even age it longer to see if the bitterness of the coffee mellows out a bit). It’s pretty good, but fresh it might be more balanced and interesting.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 22:47:32 | More by Tele
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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