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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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4,104 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,104
Reviews: 957
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 757
Gots: 812 | FT: 62
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%

NorthCoastPranqster, Nov 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

RandyPuckett, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Heretic42, Nov 15, 2013
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4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle poured into oversized tulip glass.

A - Pours a pitch black with one and a half fingers of dark mocha/chocolate head. This doesn't let any light through.

S - Massive coffee aroma that can be smelled without even putting my nose to the glass. The roasted coffee is followed by vanilla and chocolate.

T - The taste is a coffee lover's heaven. Huge roasted coffee flavor, followed a bit after by sweet vanilla and a bit of chocolate. The roastiness is very pronounced and quite delicious. Every flavor is very bold and full.

M - This is one of the thickest porters I've had. It's pretty much a stout. Full, chewy body with moderate carbonation. The coffee really sticks to the mouth long after taking a sip. It's got a nice chewy and sticky aftertaste.

O - This was everything I hoped it would be and then some. The best porter I've had hands down, and it beats a lot of my favorite stouts. The roasted coffee, bold vanilla, and chocolate complement each other perfectly. Amazing job, Ballast Point.

ExaltedNecrosis, Nov 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

SudsSurfer, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

caverog, Nov 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

tenacioustomato, Nov 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best beers I've ever had. It should be in top10 in my opinion. Super delicious porter. You can taste the vanilla, coffee, but everything is super balanced, does not overpower each other. Alcohol is barely there, it's a great tasting beer and easy to drink for the ABV

grze, Nov 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

BigBlueShep, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

mmulebarn, Nov 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

strangebrew1981, Nov 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

eulerthegrape, Nov 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Tertullian007, Nov 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Jordy777, Nov 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

supa0525, Nov 12, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottle enjoy by date of December 2013. Poured deep brown with a thick fluffy brown head. Big nose of vanilla. Coffee aromas after agitation. Sweet taste with good vanilla flavor. Bitter finish. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. No alcohol burn whatsoever. Overall I really enjoyed this beer and will revisit. Would be a good one to lay down to see how it ages.

toolbrew, Nov 11, 2013
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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

Pours a nice black with a small mocha head that fades fairly quickly. Smell is vanilla, coffee, mocha and a little carmel. Taste is coffee and vanilla with some mocha and carmel. Nice bitter finish. A little light bodied with medium amount of carbonation. Overall a great porter especially if you like coffee and vanilla.

Jas45678, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Chipleton3, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

linnymtu, Nov 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

dcisco44, Nov 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

ejeitner, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Fusebuddy, Nov 10, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to BT whiskey snifter

A- Pours opaque black. When held up to light it'd got the slightest hint of cola red color. Nice 1 finger kakhi head sits on top. Some spotty lacing.

S - Good God. Huge coffee, slight vanilla, roasted malt. Can't get over just how much coffee there is. Could use some more vanilla, but that's a small gripe.

T - Starts smooth with vanilla and slightly woody notes, and then the coffee comes in mid-palate. Coffee and vanilla on the finish. Very delicious.

M - Creamy, with enough carbonation to leave the mouth coated. A bit thin, but again a small gripe. Makes it that much more drinkable.

O - Damn fine beer. A coffee beer if I've ever had one. I could drink this all day.

Shallow_Gravy, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

YalovaIA, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

SkeeterBoganski, Nov 08, 2013
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,104 ratings.