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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,765 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,765
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 685
Gots: 703 | FT: 54
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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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

cwguy5, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

terence, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Metaltildeath, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Kramerbarthomer, Jan 05, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tried on tap at brewery was really good. Stoked that Ballast Point entered pdx market. Picked up in WA...

beer is pretty solid. Has good taste. Decent try. Smelt great, pretty good flavor to beer. Wasnt overpowering pretty balanced.

worth the rank where its at on BA.

A-

ajramirez1, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

brianmandell, Jan 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

BradShook, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of sleepyteacher
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is definitely in my top 5 favorite beers of all time. It is one of the few beers that incorporates vanilla without tasting like it incorporated vanilla. It is a porter, but it is not bitter (my girlfriend even admitted to liking it and that's a first for a porter). When I have friends over for a tasting, I always sneak this in and it is always the one that they leave wanting to buy.

WARNING: Early in my beer drinking days, Ballast was recommended to me and I shunned it because I didn't like their labeling. Don't let this bottle fool you! It has an old-school sensibility to its design and a very classic and smooth taste. I just picked up a few bottles to age and can't wait to dive into them.

sleepyteacher, Jan 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

steelslug92, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

dtomes, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Mersh, Jan 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

DanSmith17, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

outlaw1323, Jan 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

slvrmon82, Jan 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Hastur23, Jan 03, 2014
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4.61/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Black. Some dark brown. Thin tan head that dies quickly. Few bubbles of lacing if any at all. Quality dark beer appearance.

S-Roasted coffee. Creamy vanilla. Cocoa. Milk chocolate. Mocha. Black licorice. Root beer & horehound.

T-Coffee. Vanilla. Cream. Wow more coffee. Hop is there. Bitter. The darkest of chocolate. Raisin. Charcoal smoke. Woodsy. Bitter resinous finish. Licorice.

M-Moderate/medium body. Not too thick nor watery. Low to moderate carbonation. A bit literally flat. Nothing too exciting.

O-I want to retry this soon. A renowned beer for good reasons. One that needs to be sat with for a bit, to pluck out more flavors than just coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Probably a few better porters out there, but this has to be top ten easily on, Earth, maybe, not just the states.

shacawgo24, Jan 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

dking1525, Jan 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

hollywood_15063, Jan 03, 2014
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,765 ratings.