Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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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
Glass Used: Tulip
Appearance: Black with a thick tan head. Head descends into a nice thin cap.
Smell: Vanilla, strong coffee, waifs of toffee and chocolate swirl around along with a light singe of alcohol.
Taste: Coffee, heavy roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate and a bit of the alcohol.
Mouthfeel:Mild carbonation, smooth and slick. Pleasant finish with a bit of burnt bitterness.
Overall: Pretty damn good porter. The aroma and finish hooked me for this one. Would definitely recommend if you are a fan of the style.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2013 03:02:49 | More by darthvohn
4.03/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served from Bottle into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Pour a nice thick head that dissipates into a nice cap that remains through tasting.
Smell: This is where I pick up most of the character of this beer. Vanilla and Coffee are first to meet the senses, with a slight hint of booze. Chocolate comes in as well, but only to a minimum.
Taste: Somewhat looses it here. Noticed a majority of the vanilla in the mid palate, with a coffee finish, but neither to an extreme. Was expecting more of a wow factor here, but both flavors match each other nicely. Well balanced.
Mouthfeel: Good medium body feel to it, with appropriate carbonation. The only problem comes in as the glass warms, you get a definite sense of the 10%. Was expecting a little smoother warmth from Ballast Point.
Overall: A good imperial porter, but for the money, I was expecting a little more wow factor. This is one that I will definitely recommend, and it is a good effort, but I think that it could have come across a little more aggressively on some of the flavors.Still though, another very good beer by Ballast Point
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2013 05:04:44 | More by bhyndthebottle
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,560 ratings.