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Victory At Sea - Peanut Butter Cup | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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4.1/5
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60 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,301
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
60
pDev:
9.76%
 
 
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12
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Danmullens1
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very nice brown color with a slight head and lacing, a very pleasant peanut butter aroma and taste. A medium bodied beer with decent carbonation and a nice character.

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Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark brown almost black with a medium tan headed. Head dissipated pretty quick and minimal lacing. Ignore that though because it’s all about the taste. And oh what a tasty treat it is!!!!! Smells of strong chocolate notes with big time peanut butter, and the taste followed. Appropriate mouthfeel for this style of beer. Flavour is tremendous! Highly recommend brew!!!!

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Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Main Street Pub in Bally. Poured into a goblet.

L: Nearly black pour... 2 fingers of foamy brown head. Great rim of lacing.

S: Rich and roasty... chocolate and peanut butter as promised.

T/F: Rich and roasty... big time porter that drinks almost like a stout. Espresso and cocoa... light peanut butter but definitely present. Mild sweetness to go with the bitter roast but it doesn't drink like a dessert. Medium bodied... rich and sticky. Finish is more bitter coffee laced with peanut butter and cocoa.

O: A big flavorful porter... interesting mix of flavors that mostly worked... and that only because the peanut butter isn't overpowering. A sipper... one I'd enjoy occasionally but not regularly. Glad I got to try it!

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Photo of derdtheterd
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PprBurke
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
2.94/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a beautifully marble brown cascading carbonation that slowly turns to black with a tan head. It seems promising at first, something that looks that soft and pillowy should follow through, but this doesn't.

This beer is shockingly bitter. I don't know how you make a peanut butter porter that is this bitter, and simply not smooth, but they did it. The peanut butter comes through but only in a light manner, then a bitter astringent porter flavor, which I'm not sure I've ever had in the style before.

Ballast Point is really going overboard with the variants on all their beers. They really didn't need to considering their success and the quality and popularity of their standby brews. Furthermore, there are dozens of big breweries making peanut butter+chocolate+even coffee stouts and porters that are eons better than this.

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Photo of BigRizz62
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Victory At Sea - Peanut Butter Cup from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 60 ratings