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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

3,708 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,708
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 658
Gots: 698 | FT: 56
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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BalancingBrooms

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-31-2013 21:14:21 | More by BalancingBrooms
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BradT

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-31-2013 03:54:18 | More by BradT
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snaotheus

Washington

4.3/5  rDev -2.1%

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter. My bottle doesn't look like the one in this listing's picture, and it doesn't specifically say the name in this listing. It says:
Victory At Sea
Porter with Coffee & Vanilla
Imperial Porter
I'm not sure, but I think a bottle code is printed in a weird location on the bottle (in the blue strip front and center, just to the left of the "Porter with Coffee & Vanilla"): S 35 13297. If I understand it correctly, it's a couple months old (assuming it's a bottled on date, not a best by date)

Pours barely translucent ruby-black-brown. Poured gently, starts out with no head, which surprisingly springs up out of nowhere, but then dissipates pretty quickly. Aroma is powerful. A slightly jostling of the beer sends up a cloud of delicious coffee aroma. They must use a shit-ton of coffee in this, but it smells great. But, the coffee smell nearly obscures everything else. I can detect some vague fruitiness, maybe cherry or plum, a little yeast, maybe a little of the vanilla that's mentioned on the bottle (but I probably wouldn't detect it if it wasn't listed on the bottle).

Taste is coffee bitter, sweet/sour cherry or plum slightly up front, more coffee bitter, some caramel and vanilla.

Mouthfeel is rich, gritty, nice. This is really a nice beer.

12-30-2013 22:21:09 | More by snaotheus
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pugartheterrible

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-30-2013 08:57:12 | More by pugartheterrible
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Goliveidaho

Idaho

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

This is the art of brewing. Complex and intriguing. Poured dark, very dark, into a 16 oz. glass. Head full and bye.. lying as near the wind as possible yet moving forward. The sails on this porter never stall. Coffee smashes into the bow, yet crafted in a way the chocolate and vanilla survive the flavor waves which pound the senses. Do I smell coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate. If you have a chance to drink this brew….stop and smell, the aroma is as much as the taste. This is truly a victory at sea, pour full from a growler. Cheers

12-29-2013 22:18:24 | More by Goliveidaho
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-29-2013 09:53:57 | More by ONovoMexicano
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lic217

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-29-2013 03:57:06 | More by lic217
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.9%

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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-28-2013 04:30:24 | More by beerwolf77
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nuckbuc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

12-28-2013 03:43:03 | More by nuckbuc
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Kaveman

Illinois

2/5  rDev -54.4%

12-27-2013 18:00:39 | More by Kaveman
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spw109

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-27-2013 15:42:54 | More by spw109
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djgustafson

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-27-2013 04:17:28 | More by djgustafson
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ChrisConnell

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-27-2013 04:03:53 | More by ChrisConnell
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

12-26-2013 20:50:25 | More by DRTBrewster
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -8.9%

12-26-2013 15:09:03 | More by HeadyTheElder
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-26-2013 03:47:34 | More by Bouder32
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Sudsday

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-26-2013 02:41:20 | More by Sudsday
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-26-2013 02:15:51 | More by Dreamer
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DCon

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-25-2013 17:32:06 | More by DCon
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jtransel

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-25-2013 07:46:41 | More by jtransel
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IDYVM

California

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-25-2013 05:04:52 | More by IDYVM
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-24-2013 22:44:20 | More by Dcunicelli
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christoefir

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

12-24-2013 15:47:27 | More by christoefir
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,708 ratings.