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

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,092 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,092
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 755
Gots: 809 | FT: 62
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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4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Head lingers at first then trails off as it's sipped. Smells like a typical coffee beer. Very pronounced Coffee at first hitting the palate then smooth vanilla for the finish. The finish was surprising, in fact. Smooth would be a good way to describe it again.

Thoroughbred88, Apr 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Kyleycoyote, Apr 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

AnitaBrewski, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Rhf9120, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

SoCalSuds, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark brown almost black with a large tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: huge coffee and vanilla, dark toasty malts, slightly sweet, imagine a French vanilla cappuccino

T: very sweet up front with big flavors of vanilla, flavor profile moves towards bitter coffee, nice hop bitterness at the end mixes with warming alcohol

M: thick and oily, lower carbonation

O: an excellent beer that is on the sweet side, nice for dessert

M_C_Hampton, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Flowsauthentic, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

rollncalguy78, Mar 30, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ballast Point Victory at Sea

Ahoy matey

Poured into 10oz snifter

A: Black like a stout, like the bottom of the ocean floor

S: Smell is just solid . . . roasted malts, coffee beans, vanilla bean ice cream. Seriously one of the best smelling porters out there.

T: Taste does not disappoint either. Same as whats on the nose but the taste is really where it's at isn't it ? Tastes like a rich luxurious liquid desert.

M: Smooth and creamy. Full to medium-sized body.

O: Perfect stout . . . Uh, I mean porter . . . perfect porter for this cold, windy, snowy march evening on the high seas. Well done Ballast Point !

GOBLIN, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

mbeerdino21, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Berto2112, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

instinct2, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

ipc2000, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

ChrisMQ, Mar 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

HoppySeb, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

zachk, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

jbeervt, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

beefsquatch, Mar 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -26%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

cpxc, Mar 26, 2014
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,092 ratings.