Victory At Sea - Peanut Butter & Chocolate
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial Porter
Ranked #213
ABV:
10%
Score:
90
Ranked #18,181
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 9.73%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
16
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Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
90
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Photo of Sabtos
2.94/5  rDev -26.7%
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 srandycarter
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We have a winner!

I tried a taste of this at the brewery today and bought a whole growler. The concept of PB and stout has always appealed t me, but most I have tried sucked. This is an exception.

A - Almost black, good sized head for a growler, tan, lots of cling.

S - Mostly booze and malt. Slight nuttiness comes through.

T - Beautiful. Rich porter with a wonder fresh peanut finish that pairs almost perfectly.

M - Full body, rich, fair carb, good balance.

D - Tasty. Thank you, Ballast Point!

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Victory At Sea - Peanut Butter & Chocolate from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 16 ratings