1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial PorterVictory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter

Educational use only; do not reuse.

4,523 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,523
Reviews: 1,013
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 826
Gots: 1,009 | FT: 78
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

Imperial Porter with Coffee & Vanilla.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,523 | Reviews: 1,013 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of meangreenc
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Oliversarmy1085
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of APBT91
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Dwkasper
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

A: Dark, black with 2 fingers of thick tab head

S: Fresh coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, light wood

T: chocolate up front with creamy and coffee finish

M: light carbonation with creamy mouth feel

O: Tasty and smooth. Great fall and winter beer

Photo of nodder
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark brown..almost black with a two finger dark tan head. Sticky lacing remains on the glass.

S- Strong coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts. Slightly boozy.

T- Sweet espresso and dark chocolate. The vanilla is there but def. in the background. The strong coffee flavor dominates here, and thats fine. Alcohol burn is there but well masked.

M- Medium mouthfeel with average carbonation. Quite smooth. Somewhat bitter finish but nothing big.

O- Love it! Recommended. Gonna grab another bottle to age a bit.

Photo of Brutus627
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of bnelson997
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of JackNip
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of mmars010
4/5  rDev -9.1%

A-Nice creamy, lumpy head and dark brown/black
S-Coffee, coffee, coffee
T-Coffee, coffee bitterness, roasted malt
M-medium bodied but creamy, too thin IMO for an "imperial porter" that is 10% ABV
O-Giving this a 4. I ordered 10 of these online and paid a premium to ship. Big disappointment considering the high rating. I love coffee stouts/porters, and wake n bake is probably my favorite. Other reviewers that I am normally on the same page with have this beer ranked almost a point higher than myself. The coffee bitterness/astringency overwhelmed all other notes that might be in this beer...but I guess i'll never know because they are overshadowed. Did I get a bad batch?

Photo of kbuzz
3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Really nice nose, but the praise really ends there for me. High bitterness for the style. Clashes with what would otherwise be a great coffee component. As it is, it unfortunately gets muddled a bit. The vanilla is pretty tough to find but is there. As always, the flavors came together a bit more as it warmed...but in the end, the high level of bitterness brought the taste and overall scores down. Certainly not a bad brew by any means, but there are better versions of this recipe out there.

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of dutesanch
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeSaru
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Strangepholker
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of brewmastercat
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of annieh123
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of bosshop
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of alostplot
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of shigg85
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Swift989
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jrein0254
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of bellsfounder
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of cmozz
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of mozif
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of turbotype
3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,523 ratings.