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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
98
world-class

4,265 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,265
Reviews: 969
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 770
Gots: 861 | FT: 67
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nearly opaque very dark brown with two finger thick fluffy medium brown head, settles to a half inch that stays, with rings down the glass for a few inches. Smell: big espresso with roast, caramel and earth; vanilla, dark chocolate. Taste: vanilla pop upfront, then high cocoa chocolate atop dark brown sugar and buttered toasted brown bread, thins out into earthy espresso with prune note and more chocolate, earthy hopping and re-emergence of the vanilla. Medium-light bodied, creamy feel, sticky finish. Delicious.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Holy hell this is pretty with a deep ebony glow and a thick crown of dense brown foam that laced so well.

The nose is so nice and varied. I catch a smoke and tobacco out front by than it settles in with a dry chocolate, coffee and vanilla.

The flavors are smoky and spicy with a pepper and chili pepper like body. The complexities continue with smoke, tobacco, cocoa, vanilla and roasted coffee. This becomes even more interesting as a strong of vanilla ties through all phases but never intrudes.

The feel is dry but silky, dry with a touch of warmth.

This was a touch hyped before I tried it but it lived up to that pomp. This has superb taste and tremendous variance.

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,265 ratings.