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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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98
world-class

5,056 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,056
Reviews: 1,139
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 900
Gots: 1,286 | FT: 96
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: radshoesbro on 03-17-2009

Our Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. We infused this robust porter with whole vanilla beans and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate.
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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
98 out of 100 based on 5,056 ratings.