Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.78/5 rDev +8.9%
Beautiful deep brown pour, with a tall, three finger thick, brown head. The smell of coffee and vanilla hit he nose from an arms length, and bringing the glass closer revealed chocolate and caramel. The taste was full of dark coffee followed by some rich vanilla and sweet chocolate, and a surprising high amount of hops. The finish was very grainy and hops and coffee lingered long. The mouthfeel was silky, and satisfyingly thick. This is a fantastic beer.
01-26-2014 05:51:13 | More by rajendra82
4.43/5 rDev +0.9%
A-Deep black with a great, tan colored head. Mild carbonation can be seen.
S-Almost pure coffee for me. The vanilla is there, but takes a definite back seat to the coffee and chocolate flavors.
T-Tons of coffee right up front. Bitter, dark chocolate followed by a mellow and sweet vanilla aftertaste. This beer has one of the most perfect balances of coffee flavors in a beer that I've ever had. It tastes balanced and like quite a bit of work went into it.
M-Light to medium carbonation. Given the flavors I thought it would have a slightly heavier mouthfeel. I definitely would not call it watery, but would have appreciated a thicker body to this.
O-A beer that should not be passed up. The coffee in this beer makes it exceptional and although I wish it had a thicker body, I'd be hard pressed to insult this beer.
01-26-2014 05:35:11 | More by Elprico
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,708 ratings.