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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

3,602 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,602
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 630
Gots: 681 | 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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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -26%

12-05-2013 16:26:12 | More by byronic
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mrchrisray

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

12-05-2013 15:17:54 | More by mrchrisray
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-05-2013 14:48:46 | More by TheFightfan1
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Tumble

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

12-04-2013 22:36:00 | More by Tumble
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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-04-2013 21:09:42 | More by Brewer1980
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boxcar01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8.9%

12-03-2013 20:37:37 | More by boxcar01
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McStagger

California

4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 11/26/13. Whoops! Hope the vanilla hasn't faded too much.

A: Might as well be a stout. Pours out thick and inky. Dark. Dark dark dark. Put up to the light and you can get some small tiny bits of garnet on the edges. Head was half a finger that evaporated. A vigorous swirl brings us a touch more than a finger of dark, espresso creme colored foam. Still fades pretty quickly. Good lacing on the glass.

S: Deep roasted malts. Candied sugar in there. Toasted sugar in there as well. Think of toffee that's been brulee'd. Vanilla is still very present. As is the coffee. Coffee is a rich, full bodied roast. Super dark fruit under there. Dried black cherry, maybe some currant or casis. Back end has a woody/smoky characteristic with just a touch of alcohol heat.

T: Hell's bells. Flavors just explode! Entrance is sweet milk chocolate with big notes of vanilla! This is overtaken by a rush of dark fruit. dark fruit. Figs, dates, more of the dried black cherry. The malt bitterness picks up in the end, hitting you with huge notes of roasted and torched grain. Heat begins to show up in the finish, but it works so well with the vanilla sweetness. Very little coffee in this one. Just getting a tiny bit on the finish.

M: A little north of medium bodied. I understand that this is an Imperial Porter, but for with flavors that go pretty much toe to toe with an RIS, I guess I just expect the body of the beer to behave like an RIS.

O: Dunno why it took me so long to pick one of these up. The ten dollar price tag probably had something to do with it. Still, this one is defintely worth the money. An absolutely stellar beer for the chill winter nights.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 09:44:27 | More by McStagger
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goalie33

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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BrettHead

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-02-2013 06:19:41 | More by BrettHead
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mtstatebeer

West Virginia

4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black with a frothy brown head, good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor is the same with a bit of hoppy bitterness to match. Mouthfeel is full, syrupy and proper carbonation. This is a wonderful beer, my favorite right now.

Serving type: bottle

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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adam42381

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-02-2013 00:38:23 | More by adam42381
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chrisleetodd

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-01-2013 20:25:59 | More by chrisleetodd
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

11-30-2013 23:26:11 | More by CheftoDeath
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

11-30-2013 04:10:07 | More by koakley
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,602 ratings.