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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

3,754 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,754
Reviews: 919
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 676
Gots: 701 | FT: 54
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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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Sparky44, Mar 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

valkyre65, Mar 23, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +3.6%

Been looking to try this beer forever, just never actively sought it out. But guess what? Hessian257 sent one my way in a mystery box recently!

Dark, dark, dark... nice half finger of creamy pale brown head. Great slick lace and cloudy beading beneath. Good looking stuff for sure.

Aroma doesn't wait for me to find it... mocha, oily coffee bean and bitter chocolate, mellow vanilla, some hazelnut and other nutty aromas. Loves it.

Big, bold blend of coffee, caramel, smooth vanilla, fudge... a bit sticky, bittersweet, maybe some berry notes buried in here somewhere. Delicious in every way.

Thanks Dave! Permanently ISO.

yamar68, Mar 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

JulianB, Mar 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Pete27lax, Mar 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

DaveHack, Mar 22, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev -1.8%

On tap at The Ginger Man. Pours a pitch black color with a thin layer of light brown head. Some lacing. Smells great. The aroma is sweet coffee and vanilla with some smokey roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is a nice boozey mix of the coffee and sweet vanilla. Dark chocolate and roasted malts. More of the coffee and vanilla comes out at the end along with a nice warming alcohol presence. There's a lot going on here but it all blends well together. Slick mouthfeel. Overall, fantastic Imperial Porter that I need to have again.

PicoPapa, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

tom10101, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

fiver29, Mar 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

markgugs, Mar 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

MrNate, Mar 20, 2013
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4.81/5  rDev +9.6%

Let's be real here; this is essentially a stout. It might SAY Porter, and it might be BREWED like a Porter...but this beer is pretty darn thick in mouthfeel, more than any other porter I've had.

The taste is phenomenal. It's very prominently sweet chocolate, hints of dark fruit, balanced out by a firm but unimposing coffee bitterness. It's like drinking dark chocolate really, with even hints of vanilla coming through. Fairly thick, but this is an Imperial-style so I expect it to be so.

For all the praise I give it, I'd probably still just drink it just as a "Dessert Beer" due to its 10% ABV. Regardless, it's definitely worth tracking down while you can.

DM1293, Mar 19, 2013
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StonyB, Mar 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

krl2112, Mar 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

gpblackgt, Mar 17, 2013
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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,754 ratings.