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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4.14/5 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
97 out of 100 based on 3,599 ratings.