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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,617 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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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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shuajw

Georgia

4/5  rDev -8.9%

03-31-2013 02:53:56 | More by shuajw
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tviz33

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

03-30-2013 20:00:44 | More by tviz33
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henryhampton

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-30-2013 17:20:16 | More by henryhampton
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-30-2013 16:48:38 | More by griffeyb
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SloppyJoeWasAMan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-30-2013 13:25:47 | More by SloppyJoeWasAMan
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Broden

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

03-30-2013 06:52:31 | More by Broden
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BAsbill

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-30-2013 03:44:02 | More by BAsbill
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

03-30-2013 01:21:14 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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DTown

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

03-30-2013 01:04:03 | More by DTown
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-29-2013 22:29:52 | More by mcsauter82
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown black with a nice tan head and decent lacing

S-vanilla, dark malt, coffee, chocolate, hint of sweetness

T-dark roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, light caramel, mild bitterness in the finish

F-medium to full body with mild to moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-a great sipping beer, would make a great dessert beer, the flavors blend very well together

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 21:39:55 | More by MDDMD
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-28-2013 23:44:51 | More by NastyNate11
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phooky

New York

5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-28-2013 18:23:58 | More by phooky
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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

03-28-2013 14:03:23 | More by beerpadawan
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KGMIbeer

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

03-28-2013 02:42:49 | More by KGMIbeer
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Ginger Man.

Beer is black with a small tan head,

Vanilla is the strongest smell. it is actually somewhat overpowering, though nice. Some chocolate as well.

Tonnes of vanilla and chocolate in the taste. Roast malt and a bit of anise. The coffee is quite muted in comparison to the vanilla, which is very strong. Quite balanced, with a notable bitterness despite the inherent sweetness of some of the flavours. Very nice- truly a dessert beer.

Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Fairly thick. A bit creamy.

Overall, very enjoyable indeed. Reminiscent of DDC's Aphrodite, which I suppose is not surprising.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2013 01:15:17 | More by jrenihan
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Spoppy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-27-2013 21:18:39 | More by Spoppy
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

03-27-2013 20:31:16 | More by MinorThreat
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socon67

New York

4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Good Life, Massapequa NY

A - Dark brown pour with a brown foam. Lacing on this is very nice streaks along the glass. Foam retention is pretty solid. This appears to be a thick beer.

S - Okay I love vanilla scents so this was simply awesome. The vanilla aroma was promounced, consistent, and gave a sweet, bakery cake smell. There is also a distinct smell of ground coffee. The malt profile on this smells sweet. This is a dessert beer.

T - A very sweet flavor that has sugar and vanilla frosting flavor. The is a slight bitterness of coffee that has an ever so slight anisette flavor of licorice. The complexity of sweet malts and these flavors makes this an enticing beer.

M - A bit heavier than most porters. Has a syrupy thickness as this hits the mouth. While I throughly loved this beer, it is not sessionable and I'd say it certianbly reuqires resetting your palate to taste more beer, or other foods for that matter.

O - A well crafted big porter that once again blurs the porterstout lines. For vanilla beer lovers this is a must try. Easily my favorite from Ballast Point and that includes Sculpin.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2013 18:12:50 | More by socon67
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anteater

Oregon

4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle

A: rich super dark brown, almost entirely black with medium tan head and relatively high carbonation

S: vanilla hits the nose first followed by hints of coffee, the sweetness of the malt is rich and chocolately

T: the balance between vanilla and chocolate comes first and is the most striking aspect of this beer. the coffee flavor combined with slight bitterness and a tiny yet appropriate burn of alcohol takes over as the initial sweetness fades.

M: medium-high thickness, but offset by higher than average carbonation in this type of beer. i really like the mouthfeel

O: an excellent imperial porter, would recommend to anyone with the opportunity to try. it would be comparable to other imperial porters of this caliber without the addition of vanilla but i think the vanilla is what sets it apart.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 03:35:43 | More by anteater
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

03-27-2013 02:40:22 | More by fdig23
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Qwest_35

Florida

4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My first Victory! Pours a dark brown, almost black. The vanilla aroma on this beer is right up front, with a dark roasted cappuccino notes close behind. The flavor and mouthfeel of this beer is insane! Rich coffee with a sweet vanilla backbone, light hint of caramel, the hops are definitely present on the tongue as well, a really great porter! I can't say enough good things about this stuff! the alcohol is really well hidden and I am getting no bad aftertaste to boot. Overall a supremely tasty brew from Ballast Point, a bit pricey for a bomber, but I am not disappointed at all!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 00:35:43 | More by Qwest_35
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aranton

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-26-2013 19:58:28 | More by aranton
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Cvescalante

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

03-26-2013 03:23:20 | More by Cvescalante
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-26-2013 00:32:10 | More by rm9679
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,617 ratings.