Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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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
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
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,617 ratings.