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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
97
world-class

3,607 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,607
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 629
Gots: 684 | FT: 52
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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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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420Rick

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger dark mocha head with moderate retention. Beer is opaque and pitch black. Lacing is thick and webbed but sticks close to the head. Solid.

Nose is roasted malt, coffee beans, chocolate, fudge, and cocoa. Moderately aromatic and real deep.

Opens sweet chocolate, molasses, and espresso. Cocoa powder, dark chocolate and just a slight touch of sweet vanilla lingers in the background. Sweet prunes mixes with more cocoa power, roast and coffee at the end. Sweet finish and aftertaste. Very good.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and silky in the mouth and goes down slick with just a little bite. Finishes messy with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Awesome!

The flavor and body are near perfect here and overall this is just a very nicely put together beer. Certainly a must try.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 02:37:40 | More by SpeedwayJim
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California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-09-2013 02:37:34 | More by spark3148857
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-09-2013 01:26:57 | More by mythaeus
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-08-2013 23:28:54 | More by darcange
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Texas

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Washington

5/5  rDev +13.9%

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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown black pour kicking up a creamy mocha colored foam that levels off to a thinnish but persistent cap. Lacing coats the edge of the glass. This smells fantastic. A bold, dark and quality French roasted coffee is the prominent feature, interwoven with subtle vanilla, roasted caramel, toasted grain. Taste..dark roasted coffee. Nice French roast coffee bitterness plays well with roasted and toasted malts, lightly charred toffee and the vanilla. This may be lightly sweet, but the bitterness of the coffee and hop are very dominant. Body is medium, this of course being an impy porter in weight but carrying imperial stout ABV and flavor so one may expect a more weighty body. Finish is a long lingering coffee bitterness with very subtle hints of vanilla and toffee. If you enjoy high quality coffee and delicious beer you must give this a try.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-06-2013 20:30:54 | More by Mgm54
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falconxman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-06-2013 20:27:54 | More by falconxman
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,607 ratings.