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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial PorterVictory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,635 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,635
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 636
Gots: 689 | FT: 52
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Imperial Porter"

(Beer added by: radshoesbro on 03-17-2009)
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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

03-18-2013 00:34:25 | More by krl2112
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

02-18-2012 08:50:42 | More by chrispoint
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

04-22-2014 02:06:09 | More by glazeman
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spamages

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

01-07-2012 21:17:09 | More by spamages
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DarkUnity

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

03-23-2014 08:21:09 | More by DarkUnity
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parkwood

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

02-22-2014 04:36:31 | More by parkwood
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Scalawags

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

02-12-2014 18:37:36 | More by Scalawags
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Nunya

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

11-17-2013 01:37:41 | More by Nunya
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

01-28-2013 21:11:11 | More by harpus
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lpayette

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

06-16-2013 15:26:40 | More by lpayette
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

06-22-2013 05:18:12 | More by jplopez21
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jschonert

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

09-27-2013 03:49:56 | More by jschonert
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drgonzo2k2

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

05-18-2013 17:47:50 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Buckeye982

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

03-09-2013 12:49:49 | More by Buckeye982
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MrDave

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

07-23-2013 19:07:45 | More by MrDave
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to mrbubbler for shipping a bottle of this across the country, always happy to have Ballast Point in the house. Cut open to celebrate with my wife after returning from a short trip to Fabulous Las Vegas...where I was surprised to find good beer pretty available.

Poured into our new Devil's Backbone snifters (thanks Vickster & sholland119!!) this beer is a rather unsurprising black. Smell conforms with truth in advertising strictures: hard malts, bold coffee, liberal scoops of vanilla. That doesn't quite do it justice, very nicely medled bunch of aromas.

Victory at Sea brings the vanilla funk. Strangely, the taste isn't as tight as the smell. Vanilla is overriding & seems less honest than really good vanilla beers, a touch artificial. The coffee is good, serving the sweetness, understated. The base beer appears to be good, but it's buried beneath a mudslide of vanilla. A dropperful of chocolate causes this to veer towards what my wife calls "Tootsie Roll" territory.

Ultimately, this doesn't quite do it for me. Pretty good beer, but it taste like a candy whipped up in a big factory with robots vs. a confection whipped up by hand in the back of a local shop. Close for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 03:30:33 | More by maximum12
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JaBes

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

09-16-2013 22:48:57 | More by JaBes
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Auslander

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

01-24-2014 19:26:07 | More by Auslander
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

04-14-2013 21:02:07 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Jeremy_H

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

06-26-2013 01:42:20 | More by Jeremy_H
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StoneyPeaches

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

01-30-2013 02:51:11 | More by StoneyPeaches
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

11-29-2013 23:29:28 | More by Jonada
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JFear

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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StratManKudzu

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

03-06-2013 17:37:14 | More by StratManKudzu
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darkmoon66

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

12-16-2011 10:59:05 | More by darkmoon66
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,635 ratings.