Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.83/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A: Wonderfully dark. Moves in the glass like thick coffee. Tan foam, doesn't last quite as long as I would have liked.
S: Inviting. No alcohol notes. Coffee blends nicely with vanilla, roasted malts.
T: Really great balance of flavors. I got the malts first, followed quickly by the vanilla, then coffee, then a bit of porter at the finish. Smooth with nothing left on your tongue but coffee and vanilla.
M: Clean. Memorable thick and creamy texture.
O: If you are looking for an impressive coffee stout, this one balances more nicely than most. The vanilla shouldn't dissuade you; it adds to the complexity of the beer, but neither it nor the espresso completely overpower the beer. Keep a few bottles of this around for after dinner on a cold night.
*three months and three bottles later, I had to revise my original numbers. this beer only gets better, and is one of the best i've ever had.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2012 20:34:47 | More by mrelizabeth
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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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