Victory At Sea - Horchata
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Style:
American Porter
ABV:
10%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 6.38%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
26
From:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  8
Gots
  2
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by UCLABrewN84:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, vanilla bean, vanilla syrup, and horchata spice aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, vanilla bean, char, and horchata spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic horchata flavors that make this one a treat to drink.

Serving type: on tap.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HopHead84
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.92/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really love the feel and aftertaste and the appeal , etc. of the Victory at Sea series of beers but am a bit off put that every 2 seconds they add a different this or that and it gets such a rating. It's all subjective but I really don't think it's worthy of so many different ratings. GO FIGURE. BUT, Victory at Sea is a damn good beer, the variations, blah.

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

Photo of cfinch2
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SocalKicks
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BAsbill
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of EB1
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jackieT
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 21Maestro8
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic stuff that, IMO, improves upon the original via the extra bit of creaminess and depth given by the horchata addition. Sure, a little dessert-y, but still great.

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Photo of sillyhed8
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mig100
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nick29
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chrisjws
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Victory At Sea - Horchata from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 26 ratings