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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,858 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,858
Reviews: 927
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 723
Gots: 730 | FT: 54
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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4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance; color is a medium/ dark brown, but not not quite opaque, it has a hint of brightness to it. but no carbonation is visible in the beer. The beer pours a finger of tan head that settles to a stubborn layer of thin, creamy foam that retains well and tightly clings the glass.
Aroma; Aroma is comprised in equal parts of Espresso, vanilla, and Booze. an excellent, rich combination. Taste is nearly identical to smell, which i think is always a plus.The vanilla is there, along with hints of dark chocolate, and the overall effect is somewhat dominated by espresso bitterness, but the general experience is rich and warming,
overall. this is an outstanding representative of the style, and i will probably buy at least once more this season.

SteveB24, Oct 14, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -6.6%

A: Dark black in the appearance as it should be off white head decent lacing on the glass

S: Right up to the nose you get a dirt smell then you notice it's a roast coffee smell

T: Right up front you get coffee but then the vanilla softens the edges of the coffee very satisfying taste a little bitter on the finish but that might be the coffee

M: medium mouthfeel but it's supposedly a porter not a stout so maybe forgivable

O: Very solid beer I'm not a huge coffee stout/porter guy but the way the vanilla smooths out the roughness of the coffee taste it's not bad it's a one trick pony though no real depth here but better than the average bear

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,858 ratings.