Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.06/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasted On: 06-28-2014
Freshness: Best by 12-12-2013
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Purchased: Received in a trade
Black, opaque beer that features a small tan head. Very good lacing and a low level of retention.
Aromas have vanilla and wood, rich dark fruits, coffee, chocolates and dark cherry fruit.
The taste has dark chocolate, rich malts and brown breads, bitterness of roasted coffee and earth hops and vanilla. Also get some alcohol warming and perhaps some oxidation from the age.
Thick-bodied mouthfeel with low carbonation. The finish has a pretty intense coffee flavor and bitterness.
A very rich and coffee-forward beer that I enjoyed, but it did seem to have some off flavors that may be attributed to the age.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 03:53:12 | More by sommersb
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,570 ratings.