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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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4,274 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,274
Reviews: 970
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 771
Gots: 866 | FT: 68
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Thick black pour, foamy tan head that fades pretty quickly, but leaves some lacing and a ring of bubbles.

S- Roasted malts, chocolate malt, bitter coffee, hints of vanilla and caramel.

T- Wow. Roasty malts, with hints of chocolate and coffee at the beginning and through the middle. Finish is a huge amount of vanilla with coffee mixed in. Finish is like a vanilla flavored coffee.

M- Full bodied, velvety and smooth. Medium carbonation with a very good feel.

O- Was not expecting this amount of vanilla and coffee in this beer. While it says "vanilla coffee porter" on the label, I was still pleasantly surprised with the flavor. As advertised and very tasty.

Photo of tarheels86
3.84/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber brought to a tasting in Dec 2009. Pours pitch black with a thin, deep brown head. Good retention. Good lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, ehh I can’t get too much else out of it. Taste is still too hot. Very boozy. Lots of warming. Hard to get much out of it at this point. Bubbly, biting on the palate. Good definitely take kindly to some barrel aging or cellaring for 1-2 years. Disappointing. Need to retry this when my other bottles start to peak. 6/5/7/3/12=3.3

Tap at the brewery. Doesn’t look as beautiful with scant lacing. Aroma is wonderful tropical, green coffee beans. Taste is less spicy as the booziness is cut by lots of sappy, resinous wood, dry oak. Still biting, bubbly on the palate. 8/4/7/3/13=3.5

22oz 2009 ed from 7/2010. Pours a beautiful deep brown to black with a healthy, dense, rocky, deep brown head that has excellent retention and lace. Booziness is gone. Still very cedar, wood resin heavy, relatively dry, a bit spicy, excellent rich coffee character and raw cacao. Much more refined with 6+ months sitting in the bottle. So definitely hold onto your bottles for a little bit once they are released because this beer definitely gains from it. 8/4/7/4/14=3.7

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,274 ratings.