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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

3,690 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,690
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 651
Gots: 697 | FT: 53
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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chossboss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-21-2013 05:58:03 | More by chossboss
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.35/5  rDev -0.9%

A - 4 - Good looking dark brown-black beer with a nice dark tan head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Bottle is classic Ballast Point.
S - 4.25 - The smell is very heavy on the coffee with maybe some hints of vanilla and dark fruits? Definitely roasted malts in there.
T - 4.5 - Super good coffee, vanilla, creamy flavor to it. Roasted malts. A slight taste of alcohol but it's good. Tastes like Breckinridge Vanilla Porter but better.
M - 4.25 - Medium mouthfeel. Lighter given that it's an imperial porter rather than a stout. Roasty coffee aftertaste. Alc is really well covered.
O - 4.25 - This is a good beer. It's what it says it is (a coffee vanilla porter), and it's good, but I don't know if I'd give it the 98 rating it has. I'd like to see a little thicker body on it and some more complexity.

12-21-2013 04:43:21 | More by ISmith87
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tschiess

California

4/5  rDev -8.9%

12-21-2013 01:26:03 | More by tschiess
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

12-20-2013 23:21:30 | More by ramblinwreck101
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-20-2013 15:33:44 | More by Jeffrey2310
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

4.41/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from a 22oz bottle

A: its like a cascade of molasses ,rich and dark.

S:obvious smell of coffee,toasted malts and a hint of chocalate.

T:a beautiful balance of coffee and vanilla.although not a strong taste of vanilla you can taste it if you wait for it.A bitter finish but not overwhelming.

M:very smooth.

O:Best porter I've had till now.A balance of quality flavors that you can expect from your favorite coffee house with the added bonus of alcohol.Need I say more.Highly recommend for 7.99$ for a 22oz.

12-20-2013 07:20:22 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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heresy22

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-19-2013 21:33:25 | More by heresy22
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fellowrs

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-19-2013 20:27:20 | More by fellowrs
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-19-2013 14:12:17 | More by RKing44
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crowbar540

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

12-19-2013 02:50:42 | More by crowbar540
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-19-2013 01:44:42 | More by Burt
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-18-2013 23:28:44 | More by seangibbs60
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alcjudge

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-18-2013 22:36:27 | More by alcjudge
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-18-2013 07:47:10 | More by muchloveforhops3
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Xandrose

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-18-2013 03:45:49 | More by Xandrose
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darthvohn

Texas

4.3/5  rDev -2.1%

Glass Used: Tulip

Appearance: Black with a thick tan head. Head descends into a nice thin cap.

Smell: Vanilla, strong coffee, waifs of toffee and chocolate swirl around along with a light singe of alcohol.

Taste: Coffee, heavy roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate and a bit of the alcohol.

Mouthfeel:Mild carbonation, smooth and slick. Pleasant finish with a bit of burnt bitterness.

Overall: Pretty damn good porter. The aroma and finish hooked me for this one. Would definitely recommend if you are a fan of the style.

12-18-2013 03:02:49 | More by darthvohn
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stonequarrywest

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-17-2013 22:00:13 | More by stonequarrywest
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pkao

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-17-2013 17:57:28 | More by pkao
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Petcha

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-17-2013 17:30:55 | More by Petcha
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mobius387

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-17-2013 11:16:08 | More by mobius387
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shelby415

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-17-2013 07:18:55 | More by shelby415
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bhyndthebottle

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev -8.2%

Served from Bottle into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Pour a nice thick head that dissipates into a nice cap that remains through tasting.

Smell: This is where I pick up most of the character of this beer. Vanilla and Coffee are first to meet the senses, with a slight hint of booze. Chocolate comes in as well, but only to a minimum.

Taste: Somewhat looses it here. Noticed a majority of the vanilla in the mid palate, with a coffee finish, but neither to an extreme. Was expecting more of a wow factor here, but both flavors match each other nicely. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Good medium body feel to it, with appropriate carbonation. The only problem comes in as the glass warms, you get a definite sense of the 10%. Was expecting a little smoother warmth from Ballast Point.

Overall: A good imperial porter, but for the money, I was expecting a little more wow factor. This is one that I will definitely recommend, and it is a good effort, but I think that it could have come across a little more aggressively on some of the flavors.Still though, another very good beer by Ballast Point

12-17-2013 05:04:44 | More by bhyndthebottle
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Ctrauty

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

12-17-2013 03:45:32 | More by Ctrauty
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berlinabb

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-16-2013 20:07:10 | More by berlinabb
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Buick222

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

12-16-2013 19:48:16 | More by Buick222
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,690 ratings.