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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

3,558 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,558
Reviews: 916
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 622
Gots: 673 | FT: 53
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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corysmith01

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-09-2013 02:05:53 | More by corysmith01
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-09-2013 00:01:18 | More by Rogorama
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Very dark, but still some glints of red around the edges, soapy mocha head, moderate lacing.

A: Big coffee and vanilla notes, as to be expected, as well as dark chocolate, dark fruit, cherry and a sweet caramel backdrop. Some noticeable alcohol, slightly spicy, perhaps from hops.

T/M: Smooth bitterness upfront, moves into a velvety mixture of coffee and chocolate notes, a sweet caramel middle, and a finish with more dark roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and a big dose of vanilla. Smooth, but fairly thin, with a fairly drying finish from the roasted malt.

Overall, a delicious and complex brew, very drinkable for the abv. I have a few more and look forward to cracking one open for desert on occasion. It is not as viscous as many Imperial Stouts, but the flavor is all there. One of the best coffee infused beers I have had.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 23:33:06 | More by Siriusfisherman
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-08-2013 22:56:38 | More by ystazi
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frogfan

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-08-2013 21:52:46 | More by frogfan
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OC_Beer_Fan

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-08-2013 06:16:22 | More by OC_Beer_Fan
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wyatt13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-08-2013 04:18:54 | More by wyatt13
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-07-2013 23:38:33 | More by cadaugherty
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majaqua

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-07-2013 22:23:05 | More by majaqua
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tastyville

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-07-2013 21:00:37 | More by tastyville
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-07-2013 03:34:34 | More by Lurkerson
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Topher78

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-07-2013 00:07:17 | More by Topher78
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RWNay

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-06-2013 00:09:31 | More by RWNay
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bpasquini

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-05-2013 18:50:15 | More by bpasquini
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-05-2013 17:35:29 | More by smartassboiler
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GoGata

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-05-2013 02:23:25 | More by GoGata
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-04-2013 22:56:33 | More by jayhunter357
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-04-2013 22:55:49 | More by In_Control_Mike
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-04-2013 15:57:25 | More by KevinmusPrime
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GOGRANDE

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-03-2013 07:03:19 | More by GOGRANDE
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videofrog

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-03-2013 03:15:44 | More by videofrog
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Hefewiseman

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-02-2013 00:27:58 | More by Hefewiseman
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jdobe13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-01-2013 12:44:11 | More by jdobe13
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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-01-2013 04:33:31 | More by nesarebad
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bomber into a Grey Sail pint. Put in the fridge for an hour prior to consumption.

Appearance- Pitch black with thin mocha head that didn't last long. Mocha ring remains around the top of the beer.

Smell- Strong. Coffee, sweet chocolate, burnt vanilla aromas, some licorice, heavy sweet chocolate malts. The booze is relatively hidden in smell.

Taste- Wow heavy coffee with mild lingering vanilla notes. Dark bitter chocolate rounds out the coffee nicely and smooth malts balance with the bitter chocolate. Very well balanced beer. Booze is also not forward, which for 10% is incredible.

Mouthfeel- Very drinkable and smooth with moderate carbonation. Too drinkable actually.

Overall- This is an awesome beer. Great, well balanced flavors and smooth body in this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 02:23:59 | More by Seanniek91
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,558 ratings.