Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Black with a soapy, mocha head. About a finger's head on the pour, it goes away for the most part but some lingers. Bubbly mocha rims the glass. Great lacing on the side of the glass.
S: Coffee followed by vanilla. Some roasted malts as well. Smells sweet but not overpowering.
T: Similar to the nose. Coffee front of the tongue and vanilla on the back. There is a good balance between the two flavors. In my opinion, you can taste both distinctly and separately yet they balance out. I don't taste any alcohol which could be dangerous.
M: Smooth and creamy. Not thick like a stout. Medium bodied.
O: This is an excellent beer. I personally don't like vanilla in beers, but with the coffee it balances it out. At 10% ABV, the alcohol is masked pretty well, so it will sneak up on you. For the flavors and ABV in this beer, it's worth the price.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2013 20:30:30 | More by aleckpa
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,625 ratings.