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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,779 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,779
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 699
Gots: 712 | 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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A - Pours a thick, but damn near black into my over sized CBX glass with a solid finger of molasses colored head that dissipates within a few minutes to only a thin layer across the entire surface of the beer. Little lacing.

S - Ohhhh sweet vanilla dominates, which as fantastic. A decent roasted coffee aroma and some bittersweet chocolate compliment the vanilla well!

T - Wow, mostly superbly roasty up front, which relatively quickly transitions to a little sweet vanilla and decent amount of chocolate flavors. WHEN COLD: Fairly dry, alcoholy very roasty and resinous hoppy bitter finish lingers for a while. ONCE I ALLOW IT TO WARM UP to 55-60 its much smoother, and has less roasty/bitter astringencies.

M - Medium-full bodied, the bitterness makes this very drinkable for me, not super syrupy sweet at all, although it does have a thicker consistency medium+ carbonation for the style.

O - Wowzers, I just got 1-2'd. Thr smell definitely suggests vanilla bliss and I instead get a kick to the jaw of dry bitter bitter bitterness (and eventually some mild sweet flavors.

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,779 ratings.