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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

3,703 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,703
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 656
Gots: 699 | FT: 56
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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shanghai55

California

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-06-2011 22:40:54 | More by shanghai55
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Chizoad

California

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
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TheBrewViking

Alaska

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
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.9%

12-05-2011 19:00:37 | More by drummermattie02
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asparkoflife

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-05-2011 17:21:03 | More by asparkoflife
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

12-03-2011 15:47:07 | More by Rollzroyce21
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eerbayman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.9%

12-03-2011 09:57:49 | More by eerbayman
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dmsohyea

California

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-02-2011 22:17:27 | More by dmsohyea
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Swervine44

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-02-2011 06:46:57 | More by Swervine44
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meich75

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-01-2011 16:29:46 | More by meich75
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-01-2011 12:44:55 | More by jwelsh
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Besteffen82

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-01-2011 04:13:43 | More by Besteffen82
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wolfeman007

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-30-2011 23:46:45 | More by wolfeman007
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DaveONan

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-30-2011 02:47:00 | More by DaveONan
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ksherry112

California

5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-29-2011 21:04:16 | More by ksherry112
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Jason

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-29-2011 04:12:52 | More by Jason
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HungarianCount

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

11-28-2011 06:35:50 | More by HungarianCount
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lackenhauser

Maryland

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
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ucis

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-27-2011 22:04:28 | More by ucis
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

11-27-2011 21:52:39 | More by JAHMUR
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.9%

11-27-2011 21:48:06 | More by 2dogbrew
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

11-27-2011 03:18:26 | More by brandoman63
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

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
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hiphopipa

Maine

5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-26-2011 21:41:35 | More by hiphopipa
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rab53

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

11-25-2011 03:36:37 | More by rab53
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,703 ratings.