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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,763 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,763
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 684
Gots: 702 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Incredible imperial porter, probably the best I've ever tasted. Had it on tap at the Iron Monkey in Jersey City, which is an excellent beer bar, by the way.

High alcohol content, but it's masked so well by the chocolate, coffee, vanilla and sweet malts. Just an overall great flavor. It's smooth, but has a nice long and sweet finish that was just dry enough to make me consider having a second.

Overall, this is just an outstanding stout. Great for a snowy winter day or after a meal. Wish I had bought some and tried more when I lived in San Diego. I've never once seen Ballast Point for sale or on tap anywhere in Colorado, which is a damn shame.

M_King, Friday at 05:06 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Good beer and not too boozy.

For an Imperial porter, this beer is not so offensive when it comes to alcohol presence. Pours a dark beer. Nice foam. Smells like vanilla and coffee. Little alcohol present on the nose. Taste is pretty good. Not a very bitter beer, lots of vanilla and sweets, coffee is present. I like it because it is not boozy.

JulioH, Sep 12, 2014
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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,763 ratings.