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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

3,606 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,606
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 629
Gots: 684 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-09-2013 15:06:21 | More by PZBREW
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-08-2013 19:36:23 | More by smb71481
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-08-2013 18:29:13 | More by InspectorBob
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-08-2013 16:59:19 | More by Smurf2055
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thebeerprophet

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-08-2013 05:13:48 | More by thebeerprophet
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Hoptoudrop

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.9%

08-08-2013 03:00:18 | More by Hoptoudrop
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meltroha

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-07-2013 02:33:19 | More by meltroha
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California

5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-07-2013 01:52:29 | More by pod
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johnny29er

California

4/5  rDev -8.9%

08-06-2013 23:26:25 | More by johnny29er
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Black as sin and twice as sexy, a beautiful look to my glass.

S: I smell vanilla and chocolate, some coffee, and oh so heavenly .

T: All I'm getting is a beautiful mellow chocolate. Some coffee, and perhaps my bottle has aged, but if it has it's all good as it goes to heaven..

M: So drinkable it's a sin, sweet, round, tasty, and down.

O: Is beergasm an accepted descriptive term? This will put a smile on your face if you have any love for stouts or porters. Simply beautiful, loved it.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 23:12:50 | More by ChipMurray
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hul-c

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-06-2013 21:05:04 | More by hul-c
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topdown

California

4/5  rDev -8.9%

08-06-2013 20:53:17 | More by topdown
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EatonHops

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-05-2013 23:29:08 | More by EatonHops
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-05-2013 18:05:42 | More by StubFaceJoe
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Texas

2/5  rDev -54.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.9%

08-05-2013 04:45:41 | More by Colosdog
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bnes09

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Dense viscous-looking motor oil colored liquid with a finger of whole wheat colored head on the pour. Head retreats to a ring around the glass and forms many small lace spots.

Rich, warm and inviting aroma of dark chocolate, bold coffee, vanilla and oak. Just a hint of bourbon. Extremely well balanced.

Dense, wheaty malt backbone with hints of cooked corn. Roasted malt boasts complex coffee, chocolate, toast and licorice qualities. Toffee and molasses sweetness in the perfect quantities to balance the roasted bitterness. Hop character starts as a non-specific, underlying, herbal bitterness allowing the malt character to shine through. The hops then morph into an aggresssive pinesol, garlic and nutmeg spice which maintains a good balance with the malty character and adds a spicy aftertaste. HInt of vanilla extract. Great balance for such a complex flavor.

Full bodied and bordering on a syrupy texture. Smooth and slick throughout from the dense malt then changes to ultra-dry from the aggressive hops. One of the more dynamic feels I've experienced in a beer.

Overall, this beer is outstanding. Deeply complex and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

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Washington

3.25/5  rDev -26%

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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -8.9%

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Bills453

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Dark chocolatey brown color. Tan brown head, two fingers. Last for quite a bit. A lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell - man this is complex and amazing. Roasted malt obviously. Can smell a strong vanilla hint.

Taste - wow. Really haven't had a beer like this before. Really quite amazing. The coffee-vanilla blend is fantastic.

Mouthfeel - smooth and creamy

Overall - an amazing porter. One of my favorites for this style now.

Serving type: bottle

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North Carolina

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California

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,606 ratings.