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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

3,561 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,561
Reviews: 916
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 622
Gots: 675 | 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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quakeroatmealstout

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-20-2013 00:50:03 | More by quakeroatmealstout
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.9%

04-19-2013 22:53:13 | More by dailyminefield
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Fubar1453

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-19-2013 20:40:54 | More by Fubar1453
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-18-2013 23:55:56 | More by Gagnonsux
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GetMeAnIPA

California

4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I really loved this beer. It takes a style I've had many times and makes just enough twists to make it both unique and awesome.

A - black as night with a cappuccino color head. The head disapates fairly quickly but does leave some brown foam bubbles on the glass as I drink.

S - smell is dominated by coffee, a rich roasted coffee. Very little vanilla on the smell. However, as the beer warm the vanilla becomes more present.

T - as soon as it hit my palate I was in love. Rich roasted coffee flavor followed by a touch of vanilla sweetness. The beer finishes with a nice warming sensation. There is more vanilla on the taste than smell which surprised me, as I wasn't expecting it. The bitter coffee notes and warming alcohol keeps the sweetness at bay. As the beer warms more vanilla and coffee bitterness comes forward. The beer changed like three times as I was drinking it. From coffee forward to vanilla forward, Back to coffee.

M - this beer is incredibly smooth. The vanilla adds a smoothness to it. Medium body with minimal carbonation. This beer was crazy smooth.

O - this beer was great. It's definitely a big beer with big bold burnt bitter coffee flavors, but the vanilla balances it out great. It's like when the coffee or the vanilla become too much the other flavor comes in.

It's like drinking a coffee beer dessert but not too sweet. I've had DIPAs sweeter than this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 05:44:48 | More by GetMeAnIPA
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server222

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-17-2013 20:38:32 | More by server222
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-17-2013 18:09:46 | More by Jason1337
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

04-17-2013 11:14:10 | More by Beergelden
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pottergator

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

04-17-2013 04:13:30 | More by pottergator
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-16-2013 22:38:00 | More by ADTaber
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mavbrew

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

04-16-2013 20:59:56 | More by mavbrew
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boogercrack

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

04-16-2013 13:14:14 | More by boogercrack
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

04-16-2013 07:33:01 | More by theGlasstronaut
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DmouthCaliBrewz

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-16-2013 06:25:52 | More by DmouthCaliBrewz
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nollie77

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-16-2013 03:54:14 | More by nollie77
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-16-2013 03:49:16 | More by FUwolfpacker
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-15-2013 22:20:29 | More by Invictus
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

04-15-2013 15:34:36 | More by KVNBGRY
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AlphaKingKegger

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-15-2013 05:13:52 | More by AlphaKingKegger
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cyrushire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

04-15-2013 04:35:53 | More by cyrushire
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Jessenimmo

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-15-2013 03:45:07 | More by Jessenimmo
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BigLittleHokis

California

5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-15-2013 02:36:17 | More by BigLittleHokis
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

04-14-2013 21:02:07 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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jriggins6

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-14-2013 15:59:11 | More by jriggins6
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This dark, dark brew poured an awesome tan head that held some serious retention. The complexity to the flavors were apparent in the aroma. The smoky vanilla taste did a good job of hiding the 10% ABV. As good as can be expected. Looked as good as it tasted. 10/10 would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 13:55:21 | More by xseanprimex
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,561 ratings.