Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by brystmar:
4.53/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to claspada for the trade!
A: sexy black with tons of tan head and excellent retention. Copious lace on my glass. Gorgeous!
S: everything here is big and bold. Milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, sweet malts, booze.
T: wow, where to start? Everything described above shines through perfectly, with the vanilla and caramel finally showing up right in the middle of it all. Doesn't lean too hard in any direction, however, and its initial sweetness is balanced nicely by a dry, bitter coffee finish. Perfect amount of alcohol to bring these flavors together and provide mild warmth as it goes down.
M: big and hearty, perfectly carbonated, but still holding out for a nitro version. :)
A superb brew overall. I'm texting my friend in SD right now to pick up a few bottles next time he's out.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2011 02:11:20 | More by brystmar
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4.48/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This poured the color of midnight at a bottom of a well, with an espresso-crema cap of foam.
The aroma held layers of dark chocolate and roasted coffee, roasted malts, a hint of vanilla. It’s a sipper, with a smoothly warming flavor of a sweetly bitter espresso with cacao and vanilla, and just a touch of booziness at the end. This is a big beer but so enjoyable!
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 03:05:18 | More by elNopalero
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,625 ratings.