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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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3,884 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,884
Reviews: 932
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 725
Gots: 739 | FT: 57
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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4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

A: Dark, black with 2 fingers of thick tab head

S: Fresh coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, light wood

T: chocolate up front with creamy and coffee finish

M: light carbonation with creamy mouth feel

O: Tasty and smooth. Great fall and winter beer

Dwkasper, Today at 02:45 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Perfect looks; thick and solid black with a dark mocha head that lasts and lasts. Smell is dominated by sweet bourbon vanilla notes and coffee with loads of cream, touch of herbal hops. Taste is lots of mildly sweet, black roasted malts. Lots going on; coffee, vanilla, bourbon, slight hops, cake batter, smoke/ash, lots more. Complex and warming, a very good imperial porter.

SamN, Today at 01:07 AM
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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark brown..almost black with a two finger dark tan head. Sticky lacing remains on the glass.

S- Strong coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts. Slightly boozy.

T- Sweet espresso and dark chocolate. The vanilla is there but def. in the background. The strong coffee flavor dominates here, and thats fine. Alcohol burn is there but well masked.

M- Medium mouthfeel with average carbonation. Quite smooth. Somewhat bitter finish but nothing big.

O- Love it! Recommended. Gonna grab another bottle to age a bit.

nodder, Yesterday at 10:16 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

JackNip, Yesterday at 04:32 AM
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

A-Nice creamy, lumpy head and dark brown/black
S-Coffee, coffee, coffee
T-Coffee, coffee bitterness, roasted malt
M-medium bodied but creamy, too thin IMO for an "imperial porter" that is 10% ABV
O-Giving this a 4. I ordered 10 of these online and paid a premium to ship. Big disappointment considering the high rating. I love coffee stouts/porters, and wake n bake is probably my favorite. Other reviewers that I am normally on the same page with have this beer ranked almost a point higher than myself. The coffee bitterness/astringency overwhelmed all other notes that might be in this beer...but I guess i'll never know because they are overshadowed. Did I get a bad batch?

mmars010, Yesterday at 02:24 AM
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3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Really nice nose, but the praise really ends there for me. High bitterness for the style. Clashes with what would otherwise be a great coffee component. As it is, it unfortunately gets muddled a bit. The vanilla is pretty tough to find but is there. As always, the flavors came together a bit more as it warmed...but in the end, the high level of bitterness brought the taste and overall scores down. Certainly not a bad brew by any means, but there are better versions of this recipe out there.

kbuzz, Yesterday at 01:39 AM
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,884 ratings.