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

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,123 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,123
Reviews: 959
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 760
Gots: 820 | FT: 62
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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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Holy hell this is pretty with a deep ebony glow and a thick crown of dense brown foam that laced so well.

The nose is so nice and varied. I catch a smoke and tobacco out front by than it settles in with a dry chocolate, coffee and vanilla.

The flavors are smoky and spicy with a pepper and chili pepper like body. The complexities continue with smoke, tobacco, cocoa, vanilla and roasted coffee. This becomes even more interesting as a strong of vanilla ties through all phases but never intrudes.

The feel is dry but silky, dry with a touch of warmth.

This was a touch hyped before I tried it but it lived up to that pomp. This has superb taste and tremendous variance.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a black color with a frothy brown head.

The aroma has a French vanilla coffee, including a nutty hazelnut. A medium roasted coffee. In general, it’s very syrupy sweet like Starbucks syrups.

The front attacks of vanilla sweetness along with a roasted malt of a porter. Then the beer attacks of heavy roasted notes of deeply roasted black coffee. On the mid palate, this is balanced with a sweet caramel or butterscotch. On the back, you follow on with that bitter espresso bean and 80% cacao chocolate or cacao nib with lingering vanilla notes.

The mouthfeel is full and silky.

An absolutely delicious coffee brew.

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,123 ratings.