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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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3,859 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,859
Reviews: 927
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 723
Gots: 729 | FT: 54
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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5/5  rDev +13.9%

mverity, May 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Jason, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Black as pitch, only the slightest hint of color shining through in the shallowest areas. Two fingers of light mocha head, turning to tawny in the center. Mixture of large and small bubbles, forming a fluffy foam that lingers.

S: Heavily roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark coffee, some bitter chocolate aroma as well. Some light hints of vanilla on the nose, but very faint. When agitated almost a raisin-y scent comes through.

T: Vanilla up front, coffee, dark roasted malt and bitter chocolate linger to meet the hops that come late in the taste.

M: Smooth, full-bodied, lingering bitterness leaves a roughness on the tongue that begs for another sip.

O: Phenomenal Imperial Porter. There is no booziness to speak of, and the drinkability is off the charts. I need to go get another one of these ASAP.

riTLce, Sunday at 06:00 AM
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

IDYVM, Dec 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Meyers1023, Mar 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

SudsSurfer, Nov 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

hiphopipa, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

juicebox, Jun 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

gunnerlincoln, Aug 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

valkyre65, Mar 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a brown so dark that it looks black in the glass. It boasts a thick brown head that fades very slowly, leaving a great lacing.

This beer smells of fresh vanila beens. Some coffee mixes in. Sweet malt as well. You know what, it kind of smells like Kaluah.

This beer tastes like it smells. Kaluah. Some coffee and some smooth vanila. Maybe a little chocolate. Some toffee also. Great!

This beer is very smooth. The alcohol is well hidden during the entire experience. It leaves a Kaluah aftertaste.

This beer would make a good session beer, but beware of the ABV!

Overall: This beer is great. So complex and good. One of the best I can remember. Ever.

OStrungT, Dec 14, 2009
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Jgrody, Sep 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black with solid fluffy 1 finger+ tan head with excellent retention and lace.

Big bright nose. Big roast character. Bright rich vanilla. Bright robust coffee. Amazing nose.

Flavor is perfect with perfect balance and harmony. Just lovely and bright vanilla balanced so well with robust roasted buttery coffee and a touch of cocoa. a touch of bourbon too.

Medium bodies with creamy medium carbonation.

IMHO. A perfect Imperial Porter!

MrVonzipper, Feb 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Tuckersmth, Nov 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is great! Look is dark brown with nice lacing. Smell is of sugar cookie , milk chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is of milk chocolate, vanilla, and wow! I want this on nitro! Feel is velvet and creme! Awesome. Ballast point rocks! Can'!!!t wait to try more of there beers!

KingEdward, Dec 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

tclipse, Jun 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

ajaxivan, Mar 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

EchoParker, Feb 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

George1799, Nov 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

ParchedNeedBeer, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

10 oz. pour enjoyed at The Dancing Bear Pub in Waco, TX.

Appearance: espresso black body. Poured with a 1 inch deep brown head which dissipates into a nice thin brown foam after a couple minutes. Pretty heavy lacing all the way around the glass.

Smell: dark roasty black malt with a very forward cappuccino smell with some thick cream sweetness. Brown sugar as well paired with some faint booze. Imagine a dark coffee marshmallow. Delicious.

Taste: black malt, super creamy and sweet. Very much a sweet coffee beer, which probably comes from the vanilla. Tastes like a cappuccino and has an excellent boozy aftertaste that burns well after each sip.

Mouthfeel: super super thick and creamy. Absolutely delicious. Taste the carbonation and coffee texture.

Overall: this is one of the best coffee porters/stouts I've ever had.

Dwtucker90, Apr 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

beerman999999, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

timjim1327, Aug 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

jacobalindsey, Mar 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Bouder32, Dec 26, 2013
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,859 ratings.