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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4.14/5 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 3,609 ratings.