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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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4,819 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,819
Reviews: 1,075
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 885
Gots: 1,164 | FT: 91
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Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: radshoesbro on 03-17-2009

Our Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. We infused this robust porter with whole vanilla beans and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, split. Thrilled that Ballast Point is delivering beers to Oregon

A: Lightless mahogany with a rim of cappuccino head. Not much in the way of legs, surprisingly, but I’ll manage.

N: The vanilla strikes first, but it’s soft and almost supple. coffee and dark chocolate firm up the base, and there’s a hint of molasses and similar flavors to oak. I get a whiff of charcoal, too.

T: Very bitter like fresh-pressed espresso mixed with some smoked wood. Malty sweetness and vanilla do a good job of rounding this out so that it’s not one-dimensional. Hop greenness also rears its head. Hits multiple parts of the tongue.

M: Oily with a medium-heavy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well-hidden.

O: A really well-built Imperial Porter that never allows any one of its elements to overwhelm the others. I’ll be buying this one on a regular basis.

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bought this with many other Imperials over the weekend. I was really looking forward to trying this, as the Sea Monster was awesome.

A- dark dark color with nice little bubbles of mocha colored foam

S- smell is great, however, maybe a bit too much coffee. as it warms up, the porter/vanilla comes through

T- overall disappointed because of the hype i gave it. I love coffee, but this one is overpowered with coffee. a bit bitter, lots of chocolate and sweetness, but a bit too bitter and coffee flavored for me. the alcohol is not too hot, which is nice.

m- smooth and good. coffee-like
overall- as i said, a great brew, but a bit too much coffee for me. i believe Sea Monster is much better, however, sea monster is a different style, so not a fair comparison.

Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,819 ratings.