Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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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
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,704 ratings.