Victory At Sea - Peanut Butter | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
305 Ratings
Victory At Sea - Peanut ButterVictory At Sea - Peanut Butter
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,806
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
305
pDev:
8.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
52
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Ratings: 305 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of steinhauser10
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of AuntBea
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown colored pour with thick, creamy, caramel colored lacing.

S - Dark chocolate, peanut butter, light smoke and char.

T - Nice char, dark roasted chocolate, peanut butter, coffee, and a lingering coffee/piney bitterness.

M - Big medium body to heavy with a silky mouth feel, nice creamy finish.

O - This beer is underrated on BA at the time of this review. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of MeLoynes
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammydabull54
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.
Dark but not pitch black with 1/2 inch of light tan head. Smells of coffee and peanut butter cup. Strong coffee flavor with some peanut butter. Slightly thin but overly so. Good not great.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Deep dark in color with minimal head and lacing. Aromas of malts and roasty peanuts. Taste has porter characteristics with a nice heaping of toasted peanut butter. Unfortunately, once the beer is swallowed, it finishes with an unpleasant bitterness that lingers and lingers. Overall decent, but the bitter finish is just a bit too much !

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- As usual....love the Skelator pirate artwork! The brew itself pours a semi clear dark dark brown, and churns out a two finger thick head that looks bubbly and aggressive, eventually settling into a caramel colored thick layer over the Stout! Lacing looks to be good, but not great, with a watery kind of film and patches of bubbles clinging to the side of the glass.

S- This smells of strong raw peanuts to me initially with interlacing aromas of cocoa, black coffee, mocha, peanut butter richness, burnt almond, charred wood and sweet Vanilla oak! The finish is Earthy and dry overall.....an interesting profile on my nostrils!

T- Gusto Intenso! There is plenty of freshly roasted peanuts, raw peanut butter, powdered peanuts, some butterscotch, rummy tones, raisined stone fruits, deep intense coffee and pure unsweetened chocolate, burnt vanilla, toasted coconut hints and an Earthy finish.....dry black grains and some moderate hop bitterness that hits the back of the palate with a bang then swiftly drifts away until my next taste!

D/O- Overall this is a medium/full bodied brew with soft leaning carbonation. It most definitely full of flavor and a premium example of a flavored Stout! The drinkability is modest.....I like it enough yet I have had my fill after a bottle....very robust! I think with a Peanut themed dessert this would pair very well! I would get again and recommend it!

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Photo of Buck_Jones
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dms1767
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottle from Boise Co-op. Nothing special to look at, normal enough. Aroma brings the peanut butter and some of the coffee. Taste is a bit stronger, PB, coffee, roast grains, some sweetness. Ends with a stinging bite. Much better than I was prepared for.

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Photo of Tone
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of peanut butter, sweet malt, hint of oatmeal, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of peanut butter, sweet malt, hint of oatmeal, hint of piney hops, hint of roasted malt, and slight alcohol. Overall, good appearance, great feel, and good body and complexity.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoosier222002
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours near-black with a single-finger tan head.
Aroma is peanut butter, chocolate, coffee and vanilla.
Chocolate leads the taste with peanut butter and vanilla. Bitter roast coffee finish and a touch of dark fruit.
Smooth and creamy on the tongue.

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Photo of Jesterscf
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of timmy2b
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft pour at a bar. Very dark brown color with a small golden/tan finger depth head. Smell is all peanut butter. Taste is of some chocolate, but is very light on the peanut butter. Even as it warms. Not as smooth as the regular victory at sea, but still a drinkable beer.

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Victory At Sea - Peanut Butter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 305 ratings