Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by jamex:
4.15/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a Russian River tulip. Paid $7.99 at the brewery for a 22 oz. The beer was bottled within days.
Poured an amazing dark - very opaque. Nice 1-2 finger head.
Smell is phenomenal; coffee, mocha, vanilla, kahlua, coffee cake...the aroma is outstanding. Perhaps the best porter I've ever sniffed.
This beer is simply delicious. Slight let down from that A+ aroma but minimal. Tastes like the smell but with some malt and roasty notes. There is some sweetness but it is balanced with the other tastes. The 10% ABV is hidden behind the other characters nicely.
Feels great in the mouth - maybe a LITTLE thin, but nothing to get worried about. Carbonation about right for a porter - they nailed it.
Before I knew it the 22oz was dust. Very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2010 02:26:02 | More by jamex
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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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