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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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3,888 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,888
Reviews: 933
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 726
Gots: 743 | FT: 57
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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3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

bosshop, Wednesday at 10:15 AM
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4.64/5  rDev +5.7%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

jrein0254, Tuesday at 12:21 AM
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4.65/5  rDev +5.9%

bellsfounder, Tuesday at 12:10 AM
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

cmozz, Monday at 05:51 AM
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4.52/5  rDev +3%

mozif, Oct 20, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

turbotype, Oct 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

bluedaisy0627, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Kram3r, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of riTLce
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Black as pitch, only the slightest hint of color shining through in the shallowest areas. Two fingers of light mocha head, turning to tawny in the center. Mixture of large and small bubbles, forming a fluffy foam that lingers.

S: Heavily roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark coffee, some bitter chocolate aroma as well. Some light hints of vanilla on the nose, but very faint. When agitated almost a raisin-y scent comes through.

T: Vanilla up front, coffee, dark roasted malt and bitter chocolate linger to meet the hops that come late in the taste.

M: Smooth, full-bodied, lingering bitterness leaves a roughness on the tongue that begs for another sip.

O: Phenomenal Imperial Porter. There is no booziness to speak of, and the drinkability is off the charts. I need to go get another one of these ASAP.

riTLce, Oct 19, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -22.6%

Jordenfay, Oct 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

psweendogg, Oct 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Beerman6686, Oct 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

charneym, Oct 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Appearance- As dark as the depths of the briny sea... yargggggg. A tan head with good retention sits atop this beer.

Smell- Espresso and chocolate

Taste- Dark chocolate, java, vanilla, tobacco spiciness, caramel. This stuff has some outrageously roasty malt notes going on.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation. At one point I could have sworn I felt some grittiness from coffee grinds in there...

Overall- Very good. Not as much sweetness as I was expecting given some of the other reviews. I usually don't like porters as much as stouts, but this is a quality buy at $10 a bomber.

spacebear09, Oct 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

lukasz, Oct 18, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%

Wildedr1, Oct 17, 2014
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,888 ratings.