Victory At Sea - Peanut Butter | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
imperial vanilla coffee porter w/ peanut butter

Added by Jason on 12-13-2015

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Ranking:
#10,093
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
314
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
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Photo of TheBrewsky
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nalid66
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ardeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Had 12/27/17.

Pours a dark brown, mostly opaque, with a half inch quickly dissipating head and spotty, soapy lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, some peanut butter. The taste is coffee, vanilla, less roasted malt than the nose, peanut butter, chocolate, some caramel, a light bitterness. Smooth, a bit creamy, a solid full body, well carbonated.

Typically solid Victory base, but the peanut butter doesn’t really add much here. Worth a purchase, just temper your expectations.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Salinesnake
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pav42
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryan4120
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Dark brown - nearly opaque black - with a thick, creamy orangish-tan head that leaves behind a good amount of lacing.
S - Roasted, toasted malt and barley with a sweet hint of peanut butter. Slight notes of caramel, toffee, molasses, and vanilla.
T - Roasted toasted malt and barely up front with sweet peanut butter close behind. Notes of toffee, molasses, and vanilla intermixed throughout.
F - Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O - A decent porter overall but compared to the Coconut Victory at Sea, this one falls short in my opinion. The peanut butter flavor isn't as present as I would like and somehow the fantastic bitter, burnt/roasty/toastiness that was so prevalent in the Coconut version is missing from this iteration. Maybe it's the savory sweet peanut butter that's possibly overpowering vs the smooth, sweet coconut but again I wish the peanut butter flavor was more pronounced. Again, not a bad porter by any means and definitely worth a try.

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Photo of MSU_Swit
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Big fan of all the flavor notes

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dewsby
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L) Pours a lovely dark brown, only around the edge of the snifter is the beer translucent. It has a creamy, khaki head with decent retention.

S) The aroma is dominated by roasty, toasty, peanuts and lovely dark malt.

T) The taste is definitely peanut butter forward, with lovely roasted toffee and dark coffee flavors from the malt, but it also has a smidge of resin hoppiness to it that I think takes a wee bit away from the peanut butter and roast.

F) The body on this beer is quite nice, and is a bit silky, but I do wish it was a bit creamier and less carbonated to really accentuate the peanut butter characteristics.

O) I quite enjoyed this porter. I'm a sucker for PB beers in general, and this one is no exception, I just wish the PB was even further accentuated.

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Photo of grahuba
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with ¾ inch head. Taste is char, dark chocolate, and a touch of peanut butter. Heavy bodied, roasty, and medium-low carbonation. Would have preferred more peanut butter taste. Still makes for a solid stout.

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Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maddcheff
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown-black with a medium brown head. Aroma is chocolate and sweet coffee - more like cappuccino. Taste is similar - the peanut butter comes through in the second half of the swallow. Feel is a little too frothy and carbonated for my taste. Overall, it's a solid beer if you're looking to taste an alternative to the original Victory At Sea.

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Photo of Beerhemoth
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Victory At Sea - Peanut Butter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 314 ratings