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
98
world-class

4,328 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,328
Reviews: 981
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 772
Gots: 898 | FT: 71
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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Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Jet black pour with a soft mocha 1 1/2 finger head. Laces the glass nicely.

S: powerful aroma of fresh brewed coffee.

T: Upfront this tastes bitter and robust like Starbucks coffee, some dark chocolate with deep roasted malts, a little vanilla and alcohol warmth and some seeetness comes through towards the middle and finishes with licorice notes.

M: Surprisingly strong carbonation for the style, which shocks the palate and seems to hide a minor alcohol astringency.

Photo of jbarletto
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wils1705
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jpd026
4.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Steve_Trick
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of inonesock
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jdw275
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddiehop
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sdiamond808
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MuscleConfusion
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of reaganrvltn
3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanflc
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ianroodt
4.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Buzogine
2.96/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Looked good. Felt good. Didn't taste as good as I hoped.

Photo of Valentno7
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of quindog
3.73/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobMessina
3.48/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Strong coffee aroma. Smooth finish.

Photo of trdtercel92
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tylertut
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Leeds_xx
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Looks gorgeous in the glass, jet black with nice head. Smells like you just walked into a coffee shop. Tastes like a wonderful cup of coffee with a hint of creamy vanilla. Overall just a wonderful beer!

Photo of spoony
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml bottle to a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated December 6, 2014.

A-A normal pour produces a healthy, two-finger head of mocha foam. The head is fluffy and retention is good. The beer is ebony in color but I can see a few bubbles climbing up the glass. Good looking stuff.

S-The aroma is heavy on the dark chocolate and coffee, but the vanilla mutes the bitterness and acidity somewhat and gives a suggestion of a cappuccino or mocha latte. There is just a bit of smokiness lurking in there, as well as some leafiness from the hops. Very interesting.

T-The tastes is similar to the smell. The flavors are a mix of smooth, milky, creamy, vanilla on the one hand, and roasty, acrid, coffee bitterness on the other hand. The beer is surprisingly dry and quite complex. The alcohol is very well hidden.

M-The feel is smooth with milder levels of carbonation and a medium body.

O-I'm not sure that I totally enjoyed the flavor profile of this beer, but it is incredibly well-made and unique. The layers of flavors are impressive and I would never believe that it was 10-point-whatever ABV by tasting it. The look and feel also score quite high.

Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,328 ratings.