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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

3,606 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,606
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 629
Gots: 684 | 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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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

10-14-2013 00:55:45 | More by ScaryEd
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metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: It was poured into a snifter glass and was dark black in appearance with a thin mocha-colored head.
S: The aroma is filled with coffee flavors and some hints of vanilla.
T: The initial taste is of dark, roasted malts and chocolate after which the coffee flavors begin to intensify and continue through the finish. There is a bit of sweetness in the overall taste.
M: It feels very rich and medium-bodied on the palate. There is some dryness in the finish.
D: This is a beer that definitely needs to be sipped given the high alcohol content.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2010 00:02:23 | More by metter98
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Curt1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-07-2013 14:59:09 | More by Curt1
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a beer trade, poured into a snifter.

A-Dark motor oil black, creamy brown heady that leaves some lacing.

S-Coffee and Roasted malt, not picking up the vanilla though.

T-Mainly coffee and roasted malt. Some vanilla is in there as well. However it really needs just a tad bit more vanilla to be perfect. Some bitterness in the finish but not much.

M-Heavy, syrupy with some carbonation.

O-A solid beer, but when Vanilla is in the title, I would like to see a tad bit more for my tastes. Still a great beer that I'm glad was included in the trade.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 16:44:55 | More by rlee1390
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

04-12-2014 05:16:16 | More by JimmyAloysius
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-30-2013 03:12:01 | More by atoulouk
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jet812

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-28-2013 01:13:18 | More by jet812
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Roland

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-20-2014 14:49:23 | More by Roland
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1424IpA

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-25-2013 01:33:41 | More by 1424IpA
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-12-2013 23:45:50 | More by BColton1
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JazzIPA55

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-08-2013 23:22:18 | More by JazzIPA55
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-24-2013 23:31:01 | More by Kubrickx
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afluentturtle

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-08-2013 21:39:56 | More by afluentturtle
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-20-2014 16:03:11 | More by dannyfayy
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maxwelldeux

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-02-2013 22:26:27 | More by maxwelldeux
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mgr78704

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-10-2014 12:14:39 | More by mgr78704
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cdmillard

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

10-07-2013 01:04:39 | More by cdmillard
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freduardo

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-30-2012 04:45:58 | More by freduardo
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-25-2013 06:43:42 | More by hansgruber
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RedBrewer83

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aggressively poured into tulip...

A: Pours a dark chocolate black, not jet black, has some nice roasted coffee chocolate brown on the edges. Big frothy two finger mocha head, nice staying power.

S: Big aroma of roasted coffee, vanilla, dark fruit, roasted malt, caramel. This is very complex and the flavors all seem very well balanced, not over competing.

T: Follows the nose, starts with the coffee which falls into the vanilla and almost creme brulee caramel malt with some bittersweet chocolate and just a hint of smoke like molasses. A little dark fruit mixed in as well, some raisin, and some date.

M: Incredibly smooth and creamy, a little bit lighter than I expected which is nice as it seems to fit the style. Rather than being a stout named a porter they truly crafted a porter mouthfeel and weight despite the 10%.

D: Incredibly drinkable for this big of a beer. Very delicious, would love to have this one again!

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2010 16:10:55 | More by RedBrewer83
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sgoro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-10-2013 02:54:43 | More by sgoro
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badboy7113

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-21-2013 11:36:43 | More by badboy7113
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cfaulman

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-04-2014 02:30:46 | More by cfaulman
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stortore

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-07-2013 04:18:28 | More by stortore
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ESeab

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

01-05-2013 02:21:59 | More by ESeab
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,606 ratings.