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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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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,283 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,283
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 774
Gots: 872 | FT: 70
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of vutoq
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drink1121
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared bottle with kfvs034.
A-Pours black with a light brown small head. The little head quickly fades but never completely.

S-Big vanilla up front then I get coffee with some caramel in the middle and light bourbon at the end.

T- Different than the smell. Coffee at first, then some roasted malts . Bourbon and vanilla come to towards the end.

M- Smooth as ever. Some hop bitterness on the tongue. I can feel the hops, but cant really smell or taste them.

D- Wow. 10% thats crazy drinkable for that. I would have never known. I bought 4 of these in Illinois and am glad I did.

Photo of mbixler
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of woodchopper
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Compton25
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of PatrickSwayze
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Obviously deep black in color with a thin lightly dark head that creeps its way to the edges leaving a decent trail on the glass as you drink.

S: I love the smell of this beer even though i don't even care for coffee. The rich chocolate malts are complemented so well by the coffee.

T:  A pretty rich beer that at times can come off a little sweet. The coffee, chocolate, and slight roast are presented exquisitely in this brew. Depending in how fresh you obtain this beast, you could get a good amount of heat from it.

M: A sweet offering that offers plenty of body and moderate to low carbonation.

O: I really enjoyed this beer though i could only take down no more then one bomber to myself. Even that is pushing it. Great but wish it was a tad bit mor dry.

Photo of FiremanChris
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of spacebear09
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Appearance- As dark as the depths of the briny sea... yargggggg. A tan head with good retention sits atop this beer.

Smell- Espresso and chocolate

Taste- Dark chocolate, java, vanilla, tobacco spiciness, caramel. This stuff has some outrageously roasty malt notes going on.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation. At one point I could have sworn I felt some grittiness from coffee grinds in there...

Overall- Very good. Not as much sweetness as I was expecting given some of the other reviews. I usually don't like porters as much as stouts, but this is a quality buy at $10 a bomber.

Photo of sureshot08
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of KDE
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Cee-Poe
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Huntor0
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- color is dark brown. Tilt of glass reveals some brown but still maintains the dark brown color.
S-100% vanilla, slightly overpowering.
T- I got roast, vanilla, coffee, and a bitter finish. Chocolate is also very present.
M- chewy, thick, dark, stout.
O- imperial porter?! This is a stout.

Photo of Jenlo_21
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Deerslayer210
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tschiess
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of JoshVandy
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Cam1991
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Cholansky1
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Jgrody
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of darthvohn
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.64/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,283 ratings.