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

4,333 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,333
Reviews: 981
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 772
Gots: 899 | FT: 71
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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Photo of cgskippy
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KDHicks1958
4.89/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow.

Pours pretty much black, with a nice two fingers of tan head. I wasn't expecting that much head from a 10% ABV beer

First aroma impression is coffee, with dark chocolate, and a hint of the vanilla.

First taste was dark roast coffee, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla lurking in the background. Pretty much what the nose promised. As it warms, it smooths out a bit, with the vanilla becoming more pronounced. Nice underlying bitterness of coffee and dark chocolate, and just a touch of alcohol. 10% is nicely hidden in this one, you wouldn't notice from the taste.

Mouthfeel is more carbonated than I would have expected.

Overall, this is an amazing beer. I may be making a mistake by drinking this bomber by myself, but nobody else here wants any, and I'm sure as hell not going to waste it!

Photo of 2013beer101
4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joshmistake
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of owenbrau
4.01/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Jet black pour with a soft mocha 1 1/2 finger head. Laces the glass nicely.

S: powerful aroma of fresh brewed coffee.

T: Upfront this tastes bitter and robust like Starbucks coffee, some dark chocolate with deep roasted malts, a little vanilla and alcohol warmth and some seeetness comes through towards the middle and finishes with licorice notes.

M: Surprisingly strong carbonation for the style, which shocks the palate and seems to hide a minor alcohol astringency.

Photo of jbarletto
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wils1705
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jpd026
4.89/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Steve_Trick
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of inonesock
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jdw275
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of sdiamond808
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MuscleConfusion
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of reaganrvltn
3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanflc
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ianroodt
4.89/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Buzogine
2.96/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Looked good. Felt good. Didn't taste as good as I hoped.

Photo of Valentno7
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of quindog
3.73/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobMessina
3.48/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Strong coffee aroma. Smooth finish.

Photo of trdtercel92
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,333 ratings.