Victory At Sea - Heaven Hills Rye Barrel Aged | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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4.3/5
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13 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LXIXME on 12-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,694
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
13
pDev:
6.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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2
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of chill-i-am
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EMV
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip. Purchased at the brewery in San Diego.

L: Nearly black pour... clear with 1.5 fingers of tannish head. Great lacing.

S: Bourbon... vanilla and coffee. Rich and boozy.

T/F: Follows the nose. Burned sugars and rich espresso... cocoa... vanilla... booze and bourbon. Hints of dark fruit. Medium bodied... warming and boozy. Doesn't hide the ABV.. rather revels in it. So much better as it warms up to room temperature.

O: An outstanding barrel-aged porter. Great flavor... great barrel character... overpriced at $30 a bomber but still fantastic. Wish I could have taken a few of these home to cellar... alas for airline regulations.

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Photo of ScottP
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
3.52/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sparky44
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap black with a thin tan head which fades quickly and leaves spotty lace. Aroma is gob smacked sweet cherries, aged wood and booze. Flavors are dominated by that bourbon, vanilla, sweet booze, dark fruits, slight char and less roasty than the original. Prominent bourbon is strong up front, yet also very mellow on the finish. A sipper and somewhat sherry-like.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Victory At Sea - Heaven Hills Rye Barrel Aged from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 13 ratings