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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

3,624 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,624
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 635
Gots: 688 | FT: 52
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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jtoledo04

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-11-2014 18:54:33 | More by jtoledo04
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br3wmeister

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

01-11-2014 17:44:19 | More by br3wmeister
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4/5  rDev -8.9%

01-11-2014 09:57:13 | More by JohnParadee
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MrBoh

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-11-2014 05:33:19 | More by MrBoh
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allenson21

New York

4/5  rDev -8.9%

01-11-2014 04:13:13 | More by allenson21
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rderedin

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-11-2014 00:58:04 | More by rderedin
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bcuz7

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-11-2014 00:29:00 | More by bcuz7
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arusso13

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-10-2014 23:20:54 | More by arusso13
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cproioi

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-10-2014 19:14:42 | More by cproioi
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Belittle

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-10-2014 18:00:09 | More by Belittle
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UcDru

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.9%

01-10-2014 05:20:07 | More by UcDru
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jnardone235

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-10-2014 04:58:20 | More by jnardone235
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andilane

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.9%

01-10-2014 04:31:05 | More by andilane
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bram325

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-10-2014 04:06:49 | More by bram325
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JeffZeltwanger

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-10-2014 03:34:08 | More by JeffZeltwanger
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev -8.9%

01-10-2014 03:25:26 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Graffy

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-10-2014 02:32:44 | More by Graffy
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-09-2014 23:24:31 | More by leftstagebrew
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Alron

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-09-2014 09:01:21 | More by Alron
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wolf_switzer

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-09-2014 08:38:20 | More by wolf_switzer
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ImperialStout

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

01-08-2014 01:57:04 | More by ImperialStout
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BastardKing24

Oregon

4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer, which is saying a lot because I love dark beers in general and this is no meer exception. This has to be my #2 favorite coffee porter, behind black butte anniversary.

Pours with a thick and lasting mocha head that leaves lots of lacing. Almost jet black in color, with a brown ring at the edges. This thing is massive and borders on being a stout.

Smell is heavenly. Rich dark roasted coffee is immediately recognizable. After that there is some chocolate and vanilla, but its mostly just espresso right up front. Some caramel notes as well but its hard to detect based upon, guess what, the HuGE coffee presence.

Taste is more complex than the smell. Right away big coffee notes, just a slight vanilla note, which is nice, and chocolate and toffee in the background. This thing has huge amounts of smell and flavor. If I were to choose a beer to promote based on coffee taste/smell, it would probably be this. Just my opinion, but Black butte anniversary has slightly more complexity due in part to it being barrel aged. I think I like this better than speedway stout.

Mouthfeel is damn near perfect. Medium carbonation and a light but viscous feel.

Overall a winner in my book. Can't make this beer any better really it is just perfect.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 01:46:16 | More by BastardKing24
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-07-2014 23:10:06 | More by AnalogErik
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-07-2014 21:16:31 | More by MarcWP
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Kcman91

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-07-2014 20:09:38 | More by Kcman91
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,624 ratings.