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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

3,861 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,861
Reviews: 927
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 722
Gots: 731 | FT: 54
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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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

rollncalguy78, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of GOBLIN
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ballast Point Victory at Sea

Ahoy matey

Poured into 10oz snifter

A: Black like a stout, like the bottom of the ocean floor

S: Smell is just solid . . . roasted malts, coffee beans, vanilla bean ice cream. Seriously one of the best smelling porters out there.

T: Taste does not disappoint either. Same as whats on the nose but the taste is really where it's at isn't it ? Tastes like a rich luxurious liquid desert.

M: Smooth and creamy. Full to medium-sized body.

O: Perfect stout . . . Uh, I mean porter . . . perfect porter for this cold, windy, snowy march evening on the high seas. Well done Ballast Point !

GOBLIN, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

mbeerdino21, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Berto2112, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

instinct2, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

ipc2000, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

ChrisMQ, Mar 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

HoppySeb, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

zachk, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

jbeervt, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

seavercm, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

rickcrip76, Mar 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Great-Pyrebeers, Mar 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

pgrenvicz, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

beefsquatch, Mar 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Stum-pub, Mar 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -26%

refractor82, Mar 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

cpxc, Mar 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

kushlash23, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

JIMTRK16, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

bleedsblu, Mar 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

BrentLinkin, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

brpendergast85, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of itsscience
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly black with a finger and a half of tan head that retains well. The nose is ground coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, dark cherries, and booze. Tasting it, I'm hit with chocolate with a generous addition of vanilla, then I get roasted coffee beans that add bitterness. This is diminished somewhat by a sweet malt characteristic and a taste of caramel on the finish. Medium mouthfeel. It's slow going because the whole thing is quite heavy and the alcohol is evident. A big, flavorful porter.

itsscience, Mar 25, 2014
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,861 ratings.