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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

4,281 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,281
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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Photo of M_chav
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erushing
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this fairly fresh and I've aged it to about 9 months to tone down the coffee. Fresh, it's a really above average porter that is very coffee forward. This review is more for the one that was about 9 months old where I thought it was incredibly complex and the coffee didn't dominate everything so much (for me). With a bit of age on it, it became one of best porter/stouts I've had.

Photo of c00ller
4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dsm45
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scipio3
4.05/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ctruskey
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffh84
3.83/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glickj
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Well balanced overall, but a little heavy on the coffee in aroma and taste.

Photo of DGSchmitt
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tanktizzo
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wotfofftw
4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of wallbj
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of sdlhy
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of JNForsyth
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of TerriblySorry
4.76/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Lukass
5/5  rDev +13.6%

I am a sucker for big, roasty, bold, dark beers and this one hits every damn one of those characteristics, and with full force. I am an avid coffee lover, and the strong coffee and hints of vanilla just add to the deliciousness and complexity of this brew. If I had a couple, I'd definitely try one of these with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream plopped into the glass. Would make for a perfect beer float. I honestly can't find anything that is wrong with this one (and I honestly tried to find something) so that is the reason I gave this a 5.

Photo of Anbrew84
1/5  rDev -77.3%

Photo of gobuccos
4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of GarrettFM
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Kraj30
5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.52/5  rDev +2.7%

Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,281 ratings.