Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev -5.5%
Stoked to find this at local ramen house Underbelly. Not exactly sure what an American/Imperial Porter is.
Paler than an imperial stout, but a nice head with ok retention.
Coffee, vanilla, strong malts, pretty much as expected. Smells great.
Very similar flavor, nicely bittered. Lacks a little complexity.
Love the weight of this beer. Definitely not the thickness of a stout, and that makes a big difference for drinkability. Carbonation was spot on. Not boozy in the least.
Certainly the best porter I have had, but it's not a style I drink a lot of.
12-06-2011 16:36:40 | More by Chizoad
4.68/5 rDev +6.6%
A- Dark brown with a big tan head and delicate lacing on the glass
S- I smell vanilla first then coffee and roasted malts. I'm excited
T- Follows the nose. Sooo smooth and delicious. A roasty porter with vanilla and coffee that just balance this out perfectly.
M- Not exceptionally thick but nice and easy to drink
O- This beer is so well balanced and it has one of the best coffee flavors i've ever had in a beer. Very impressed, I want one for breakfast tomorrow
12-06-2011 04:19:46 | More by TheBrewViking
4.65/5 rDev +5.9%
Somewhat murky brown in color. Small tan head on top. Very, very pleasant aroma of rich coffee and faint vanilla. Great, great flavor-actually tastes like a porter before the rich coffee comes thru. Nice balance of vanilla against the coffee. Dark chocolate hints as well. Some hop bitterness and flavor. Pleasant roasted grain flavors. Nice body-not overly full or syrupy. LOVE this-going to be a permanent want for me. I love the way it comes thru as an actual porter, not some amped up, big, bad ass flavored something. A lot of flavor-well balanced and true to style for me. Yummo!!!
11-28-2011 01:11:29 | More by lackenhauser
4.33/5 rDev -1.4%
Special thanks to silverX for this one.
Bomber into CBS snifter.
A- Completely opaque black pour, heavy but not oily pouring. I got no head on this pour, that made me a little sad. Lacing is non-existent.
S- Huge dark roasted coffee. Subtle molasses but that is about it. I don't get any vanilla or sweetness. Maybe a little chocolate.
T- Monster amounts of coffee with brown sugar and molasses. Vanilla is there but really taking a back seat to everything else. Dark chocolate with hints of alcohol in the back end.
M- Medium to full bodied, chewy with a creamy start that quickly transitions to lively from the carbonation.
O- Other than how this looks (lack of head) This is a world class porter. The coffee is perfect, the vanilla is subtle.
11-27-2011 01:07:47 | More by korguy123
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,703 ratings.