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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

3,704 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,704
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 656
Gots: 699 | 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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ahermsen

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-20-2014 00:32:35 | More by ahermsen
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jb3304

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

01-20-2014 00:27:54 | More by jb3304
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MattSalisbury

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-19-2014 23:44:04 | More by MattSalisbury
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cgrz

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

01-19-2014 19:36:23 | More by cgrz
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MasterfulIdiot

Georgia

3.35/5  rDev -23.7%

Poured into an Ikea Snifter

Appearance is black, with an impressively large cafe-au-lait-colored head for the snifter. The head fades quickly, and leaves some scattered tendrils of lace.

Smell is majorly coffee, with a slight lactic tartness. Really smells like some kind of creamy iced mocha drink.

Flavor was a little disappointing to me. Lots of coffee and chocolate. But it's so roasty that it comes across as burnt. There's some nice off-setting sweetness on the palate from the vanilla, but the swallow ends up being overly bitter and charred to me.

Mouthfeel is nice, thick, and creamy, as I'd expect.

Overall, it's definitely good, but there are many coffee beers I'd choose over this one... Not sure what I missed here - maybe my expectations were too high?

01-19-2014 03:59:21 | More by MasterfulIdiot
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SalisburySteak

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-18-2014 20:06:22 | More by SalisburySteak
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core42

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-18-2014 17:45:45 | More by core42
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1Sunshine

California

4/5  rDev -8.9%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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DerrickW

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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mimbriglio

California

5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Silverpath6

Texas

5/5  rDev +13.9%

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SirBentham

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Florida

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California

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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heysuz

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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nh_hawkeye

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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chaint

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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sonnmr31

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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Phacoman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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RinZo

Ohio

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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J_Barrett

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

01-12-2014 19:41:26 | More by J_Barrett
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,704 ratings.