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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

3,569 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,569
Reviews: 916
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 623
Gots: 678 | 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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JOrtt

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-24-2013 01:50:27 | More by JOrtt
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jlindsey

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-23-2013 15:33:42 | More by jlindsey
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-23-2013 14:12:17 | More by djcira
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.9%

02-23-2013 06:44:59 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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wtkphoto

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-23-2013 04:13:14 | More by wtkphoto
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emsjf

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.9%

02-23-2013 01:48:55 | More by emsjf
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seanpachefddfa

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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Polasiuss

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-23-2013 00:19:40 | More by Polasiuss
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brycevolk

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.9%

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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-22-2013 17:37:48 | More by ShanePB
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Lynn

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-22-2013 17:35:19 | More by Lynn
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jaylib

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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kevindp9

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-22-2013 03:06:23 | More by kevindp9
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bottle to HFS sniffer

A: very dark but not quite black though completely opaque with a thick mocha head that dissipates into a thick lacing.

S: So the first thing that hits you in the face is massive vanilla scent it is nice and roasty, but almost overpowering all the other smells. I can definitely detect the coffee and a few hints of malt but thats about it. Good, but not great.

T: follows the nose with the vanilla but not as strong as in the nose there is definitely a lot more coffee flavor i can almost taste the ground beans great combination of flavors very strong and extremely robust RIS taste in a porter.

M: Very thick but also extremely smooth and creamy which seems to be caused by the vanilla. Milkshake status for sure and the alcohol is well hidden

O: This is probably second only to everett in terms of porters for me this is smooth with tons of strong coffee and vanilla flavor exactly what I want from a porter especially an imperial one I highly recommend this beer

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 02:55:13 | More by Pinknuggets
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-22-2013 01:48:38 | More by SadMachine
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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Quackus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-21-2013 18:25:06 | More by Axnjxn
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Halftime.com. 8.99. Enjoy by 11/07/13, which I believe is one year after bottling. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours flat black with a finger and a half of fluffy vanilla head that leaves large sheets of lace.

Smells of charred malts, creamed coffee and sweet vanilla.

Bold coffee leads the taste followed by roasty malts, earthy bark, cherry skins, vanilla and resinous pine. A bit of an alcohol bite but it is blended in well enough to make this pretty easy to drink.

Medium body with fairly sharp carbonation. Long, dry bitter piney hop and coffee aftertaste.

This is a great imperial porter and great coffee beer in general. I've had this a few times and I actually think I prefer it after a year or two once the coffee has faded to let the vanilla through a little more. All in all, it's a worthy brew at any age.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 04:35:57 | More by ThickNStout
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zillo043068

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.9%

02-21-2013 01:29:39 | More by zillo043068
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djtomain

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-20-2013 22:44:21 | More by djtomain
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ProudBeerSnob

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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MartyO

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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bca115

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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mjenkins5

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-20-2013 02:26:38 | More by mjenkins5
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,569 ratings.