Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.55/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz bottle I bought at that beer/wine store on Wade Ave by Wellspring. $7.99. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: Its black, basically opaque, but not the darkest black. Light brown head that faded quickly at first, but a little bit remained. Very nice lacing.
Smell: Big time mocha aroma. Rich cold coffee, caramel, vanilla, cocoa, a tiny hint of a smoky roastiness. Complex, fantastic.
Taste: Again, very much like a Starbucks iced mocha. Bitter, roasty coffee, vanilla, caramel, and chocolate. A bit of heat (just a bit) and bitterness from ethanol near the end.
Mouthfeel: This thing is big, soft,and unbelievably creamy. Incredible.
Overall: What a beer! I had one a few months ago on draft that was really good, but this is amazing.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2012 02:18:10 | More by rapidsequence
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4.2/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance - The beer poured a murky black color with a modest mocha colored head.
Smell - The aroma was a pleasant vanilla malty aroma. The aroma is not overly sweet, but certainly seems to suggest a dessert beer.
Taste - My first impression on drinking the beer was to think of vanilla coke. Notes of malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, and a little dark fruit was present. The chocolate evolved to be more dry in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - For the style, I thought the beer was a little thin. Taking into consideration all the extras in this porter, the thinness is a little surprising.
Overall - I enjoyed the beer and would certainly drink it again. I am not certain that I would seek the beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 16:31:42 | More by JohnnyHopps
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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