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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
97
world-class

3,634 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,634
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 636
Gots: 687 | FT: 52
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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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

07-03-2014 20:25:27 | More by JohnnyChicago
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BigV

California

5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-03-2014 17:11:23 | More by BigV
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bret717

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-03-2014 03:12:19 | More by bret717
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daron7

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-03-2014 00:48:36 | More by daron7
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Petegrieco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.9%

07-02-2014 00:15:55 | More by Petegrieco
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BuddhaBrowett

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-01-2014 21:29:47 | More by BuddhaBrowett
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suckaj

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.9%

07-01-2014 12:07:00 | More by suckaj
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-01-2014 04:39:16 | More by Crafty_Beer
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StayWhatYouAre2

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.9%

07-01-2014 02:27:35 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.61/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
10% ABV

A - As pitch black as the depths of the sea itself, this dark imperial porter has a frothy mocha head that churns upward lapping rocky splashes of lace on the glass as it slowly sinks.

S - At first Victory At Sea's aromatics present nothing more than cold-pressed oily, loosely ground espresso bean. As the dark beer warms, roasted malt incorporates dark chocolaty nuances with the rising tide of vanilla bean and subtle sweet caramel on the finish.

T - Heavily roasted malt unveils dark bitter baker's chocolate with undertones of molasses and dried vanilla bean before launching right back into the robust cold-pressed espresso flavor. While it's damn delicious, it's not quite as impressive at the aroma lets on.

M - Starting with a robust feel, Victory At Sea quickly shifts to a thinner feeling presence due to it's heavily roasted malt and coffee acrid bitterness that's further thinned by warming alcohol on the finish.

O - An iconic beer from it's harrowing label to the sheer robust presence of the coffee, Victory At Sea is a classic coffee beer for any coffee lover, gliding smoothly across the palate with black espresso, vanilla tannins, and bitter chocolate lapping at the bow as warming alcohol fuels it's sails. If you want to totally geek out, enjoy this while watching a 'Pirates' movie.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 01:03:23 | More by BeerFMAndy
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tclipse

Virginia

5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-30-2014 01:44:01 | More by tclipse
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jallen5076

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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bourassa23

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Ndflyfan8

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-29-2014 11:09:21 | More by Ndflyfan8
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sommersb

Tennessee

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
Glassware: Tulip
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
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teag

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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Indiana

3/5  rDev -31.7%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Kansas

5/5  rDev +13.9%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

06-27-2014 01:09:51 | More by magictacosinus
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sammyg832

Arizona

5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-26-2014 21:48:49 | More by sammyg832
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,634 ratings.