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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

3,617 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,617
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 632
Gots: 685 | 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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Pando

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-15-2013 03:06:33 | More by Pando
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice practically jet black color to it. It has a nice dark tan head that dies down moderately fast and leaves some lacing.

Smell: Wow, the aromas definitely give out hints of sweet roasted malts, lots of dark chocolate, coffee/espresso, vanilla and caramel.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet roasted malts, coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla, toffee and caramel.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a great overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 00:26:35 | More by SebD
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ACB

California

5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-14-2013 22:01:50 | More by ACB
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bmwats

Louisiana

4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler into a footed tulip.

A: Very dark brown. Pours about a 1/2 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles pretty quickly, leaving a smattering of bubbles on the surface. Very nice spider web lacing.

S: Bold oaky, roasted espresso, plenty of dark chocolate, and just a touch of vanilla, balanced with a little peatiness.

T: Char roasted malt. Coffee is prominent. Bitter pecan shells. Very woody oak. Unsweetened dark chocolate and a little black licorice. Only a slight sweetness from the vanilla... really just an accentuate.

M: Thick and hearty and heavy. Very slightly hints at sweetness in the front. Bitter finish. High alcohol not really apparent until the finish. Leaves something of a whiskey-ish feel hanging on the palate.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is great. Dark and intimidating, accentuated by a nice head, and some persistent lacing. Nose is bold roasted coffee and oak with dark chocolate and a little vanilla for balance. Charred malt flavor. Prominent is coffee and wood, some bitter dark chocolate and black licorice, and a slight sweet tease. Thick, hearty and robust. Overall, this is a great quaff.

Serving type: growler

06-14-2013 03:40:31 | More by bmwats
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drrone

Utah

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

06-13-2013 23:53:13 | More by drrone
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Lethargy99

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

06-13-2013 22:59:01 | More by Lethargy99
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

06-13-2013 21:18:16 | More by williamjbauer
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-13-2013 20:56:40 | More by doremite
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johnpz168

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-13-2013 17:15:50 | More by johnpz168
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-13-2013 14:18:05 | More by josephwa
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-13-2013 03:32:07 | More by cosmonick
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Durb777

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-12-2013 20:15:35 | More by Durb777
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MVP09

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-12-2013 19:53:29 | More by MVP09
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beersnbass

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-12-2013 05:08:08 | More by beersnbass
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-12-2013 04:00:04 | More by DanGeo
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Huntor0

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-12-2013 02:03:42 | More by Huntor0
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Zaximus

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-12-2013 01:04:35 | More by Zaximus
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aslamm75

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-11-2013 23:43:11 | More by aslamm75
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jrman1386

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.7%

06-11-2013 22:59:08 | More by jrman1386
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CuddleZombie6

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-11-2013 16:28:48 | More by CuddleZombie6
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

06-11-2013 05:47:33 | More by Ajlvt
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sarge27

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-11-2013 04:58:33 | More by sarge27
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Jordantb313

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-11-2013 01:29:32 | More by Jordantb313
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mojuyt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-11-2013 01:05:25 | More by mojuyt
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kevrice88

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-11-2013 00:08:43 | More by kevrice88
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,617 ratings.