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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,763 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,763
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 684
Gots: 701 | FT: 54
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Bevmo I think.

Appearance- black color, nice size tan head, nice lacing

Smell- coffee, roasted malt, chocolate

Taste- coffee, chocolate

Mouthfeel- full bodied

Drinkability- This was very good. It was definitely what I want when I drink an imperial porter. Excellent beer!

jeffjeff1, Jul 31, 2013
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz, 2012 vintage
Riedel tulip

A: Pours a deep dark black color. No light getting through. Initially two fingers of tight bubbled medium tan head. Like marshmallow sitting on top. Sticky lacing.

S: Smelled it as soon as I opened it. Delicious mocha. Coffee and vanilla. Dark coffee character is still ever present even after a year. Char.

T: Wow. Ages extremely well. Coffee is still present amazingly. Deep dark chocolate up front, mixing with dark roast coffee. The vanilla is slight, but as it warms it comes out more. Just delicious stuff. Finish is fairly dry because if the coffee and dark chocolate but LONG. Stick with you.

M: Full bodied brew. Vicious.

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,763 ratings.