Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev -20.7%
Big thanks to Nesued for this one!
A- Pours a deep black with a finger of brown, creamy head. Head sticks around nicely and forms nice lacing on the glass.
S- Lots of sweet caramel malts, bitter roasted coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. It's all there, but it doesn't seem to work very well together. It's a tad cloying and bitter at the same time.
T- Resembles the smell flawlessly. The bitterness seems to show up more than anything however. The vanilla is a little too much also. Vanilla is one mf my favorite flavors in the world, but this almost tastes medicinal. Very average flavors, not at my expectations by any means.
M- A bit thin and a little too carbonated IMO. Still a good mouthfeel however, very smooth.
D- The smell and taste aren't the greatest, but it was still relatively easy to drink this beer. I'll probably be splitting my other bomber however. Thanks again Dan!
03-26-2010 15:07:16 | More by kbeals
3.48/5 rDev -20.7%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Deep dark, black, Thin Tan head that disappeared rather fast
S: Smell is of coffee. This beer smells like a cool cup of joe.
T: Initial taste is of coffee. Not much is noticed of the vanilla that was used in the breweing
M: My main gripe with porters is the lack of body. It is prob mind over matter but I see black beer and I assume thick chewy body but this beer falls short.
D: Tasty beer. Not much is to be said of the Vanilla. Not sure Id want to drink more than a 22oz bottle in 1 sitting.
03-28-2010 02:34:23 | More by dondeez21
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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