Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev -0.9%
A - 4 - Good looking dark brown-black beer with a nice dark tan head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Bottle is classic Ballast Point.
S - 4.25 - The smell is very heavy on the coffee with maybe some hints of vanilla and dark fruits? Definitely roasted malts in there.
T - 4.5 - Super good coffee, vanilla, creamy flavor to it. Roasted malts. A slight taste of alcohol but it's good. Tastes like Breckinridge Vanilla Porter but better.
M - 4.25 - Medium mouthfeel. Lighter given that it's an imperial porter rather than a stout. Roasty coffee aftertaste. Alc is really well covered.
O - 4.25 - This is a good beer. It's what it says it is (a coffee vanilla porter), and it's good, but I don't know if I'd give it the 98 rating it has. I'd like to see a little thicker body on it and some more complexity.
12-21-2013 04:43:21 | More by ISmith87
4.41/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured from a 22oz bottle
A: its like a cascade of molasses ,rich and dark.
S:obvious smell of coffee,toasted malts and a hint of chocalate.
T:a beautiful balance of coffee and vanilla.although not a strong taste of vanilla you can taste it if you wait for it.A bitter finish but not overwhelming.
O:Best porter I've had till now.A balance of quality flavors that you can expect from your favorite coffee house with the added bonus of alcohol.Need I say more.Highly recommend for 7.99$ for a 22oz.
12-20-2013 07:20:22 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
4.3/5 rDev -2.1%
Glass Used: Tulip
Appearance: Black with a thick tan head. Head descends into a nice thin cap.
Smell: Vanilla, strong coffee, waifs of toffee and chocolate swirl around along with a light singe of alcohol.
Taste: Coffee, heavy roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate and a bit of the alcohol.
Mouthfeel:Mild carbonation, smooth and slick. Pleasant finish with a bit of burnt bitterness.
Overall: Pretty damn good porter. The aroma and finish hooked me for this one. Would definitely recommend if you are a fan of the style.
12-18-2013 03:02:49 | More by darthvohn
4.03/5 rDev -8.2%
Served from Bottle into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Pour a nice thick head that dissipates into a nice cap that remains through tasting.
Smell: This is where I pick up most of the character of this beer. Vanilla and Coffee are first to meet the senses, with a slight hint of booze. Chocolate comes in as well, but only to a minimum.
Taste: Somewhat looses it here. Noticed a majority of the vanilla in the mid palate, with a coffee finish, but neither to an extreme. Was expecting more of a wow factor here, but both flavors match each other nicely. Well balanced.
Mouthfeel: Good medium body feel to it, with appropriate carbonation. The only problem comes in as the glass warms, you get a definite sense of the 10%. Was expecting a little smoother warmth from Ballast Point.
Overall: A good imperial porter, but for the money, I was expecting a little more wow factor. This is one that I will definitely recommend, and it is a good effort, but I think that it could have come across a little more aggressively on some of the flavors.Still though, another very good beer by Ballast Point
12-17-2013 05:04:44 | More by bhyndthebottle
Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,690 ratings.