Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by n2185:
3.6/5 rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.
A: Pours a deep viscous black with about a finger of coffee-colored frothy head that quickly recedes into a thin film. Very little lacing.
S: Smoked malt at first, but then a sweet vanilla smell overtakes it. Only a little coffee smell at the end.
T: Smoked peat up front followed by a strong, bitter coffee and bitter chocolate flavors somewhat sweetened with vanilla. There's a very apparent alcohol burn along with the bitterness in the aftertaste. As the beer warms, the vanilla begins to shine through in both the taste and aftertaste, though it doesn't mesh well with the bitterness or alcohol burn.
M: Surprisingly medium-bodied for such a dark beer with medium carbonation. It's not nearly as thick and creamy as it initially looks.
D: Very much a sipper--goes down bitter with a fairly strong alcohol burn. Not something I would want to drink multiples of.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2011 00:42:56 | More by n2185
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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
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