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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,763 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,763
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 684
Gots: 701 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

cj8311, Sep 12, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

rand, Sep 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Good beer and not too boozy.

For an Imperial porter, this beer is not so offensive when it comes to alcohol presence. Pours a dark beer. Nice foam. Smells like vanilla and coffee. Little alcohol present on the nose. Taste is pretty good. Not a very bitter beer, lots of vanilla and sweets, coffee is present. I like it because it is not boozy.

JulioH, Sep 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

CDCNAM, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

sfr26, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Fitze, Sep 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

jlira, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

ottodyer, Sep 08, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +12.1%

EliRix, Sep 08, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +4.8%

indurTheB, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

aapp, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

MonkeyBread, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Respirologist, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

randeezy74, Sep 07, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +8.4%

TurboDog820, Sep 06, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%

wethorseblanket, Sep 05, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

sirhc3034, Sep 05, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured Victory at Sea into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours black with a tinge of ruby highlights with a half finger of mocha head.

S - Vanilla, booze, on first sniff. On further investigation getting some light roasted malts with more sweetness.

T - Bitter coffee with smooth vanilla on initial taste. Mid palate getting more vanilla and bitter coffee. Finally on the aftertaste getting light roasted malts with more vanilla and coffee.

M - Smooth medium mouthfeel, medium to light carbonation.

O - Its a really good Porter, just overhyped in my opinion. Cheers!

fitrock2112, Sep 05, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -7.1%

MikesnoHSL, Sep 04, 2014
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Renegawam, Sep 04, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +3.9%

Jstonerock24, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

kdown, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Sandbarunner, Sep 03, 2014
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,763 ratings.