Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by aleckpa:
4.05/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Black with a soapy, mocha head. About a finger's head on the pour, it goes away for the most part but some lingers. Bubbly mocha rims the glass. Great lacing on the side of the glass.
S: Coffee followed by vanilla. Some roasted malts as well. Smells sweet but not overpowering.
T: Similar to the nose. Coffee front of the tongue and vanilla on the back. There is a good balance between the two flavors. In my opinion, you can taste both distinctly and separately yet they balance out. I don't taste any alcohol which could be dangerous.
M: Smooth and creamy. Not thick like a stout. Medium bodied.
O: This is an excellent beer. I personally don't like vanilla in beers, but with the coffee it balances it out. At 10% ABV, the alcohol is masked pretty well, so it will sneak up on you. For the flavors and ABV in this beer, it's worth the price.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2013 20:30:30 | More by aleckpa
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4.14/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured a black body with two finger tan head that dies slow with no lace. Aroma ranges from coffee, vanilla, espresso, milk/lactic qualities, hints of milk chocolate. For a heavy beer the alcohol is hidden and the beer is rather light and smooth. More sweet than dry as the roasted coffee notes are easily noticed but the beer seems to slightly dominated by milk/vanilla sweetness. An enjoyable beer on its own or as dessert.
Serving type: on-tap
07-22-2014 12:59:34 | More by clayrock81
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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