Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by troegaarden:
4.73/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This was poured from a Pizza Boy Brewing Co. 1L Growler into a snifter.
A: Pours a beautiful and creamy tan head, reminiscent of Founders Breakfast Stout. The beer itself is definitely a motor oil-consistency.
S: The coffee doesn't jump out at you with this brew, but it's certainly there. I get some dark fruits in there as well.
T: Up front, I definitely get the vanilla and slight hint of coffee. The finish is dry and contains the dark malt backbone of this beer. Excellent and smooth! Not hardly boozy which is weird considering this beer is 10% abv.
M: Creamy mouthfeel during each sip. It seems rather dry after, however.
O: Overall this beer kicks ass. Definitely my new favorite porter. I think this beer most likely better represents the Baltic Porters of long ago.
Serving type: growler
06-18-2013 02:14:50 | More by troegaarden
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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
97 out of 100 based on 3,634 ratings.