Victory At Sea - Barrel-Aged
Ballast Point Brewing Company

Victory At Sea - Barrel-AgedVictory At Sea - Barrel-Aged
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Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
Imperial Porter
Ranked #12
Ranked #494
4.41 | pDev: 7.48%
Nov 28, 2023
Jan 29, 2007
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Rated: 4.5 by mwvman from Indiana

Nov 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I found one of these after not seeing them for a long time. Classic porter flavors amplified with a higher abv and a nice barrel age touch. Coffee, vanilla, and dark roast deliciousness.
Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by 40ontarget from Colorado

4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark coffee color with a dark smudge of tan head. The nose is caramel from the whiskey, some wood from the barrel, molasses, coffee, fruitiness like apricots or peaches, and butterscotch. The taste is coffee with a dose of bitter, cinnamon, vanilla, and Vienna Fingers. The finish is sweet caramel and oaky dryness. This is a dynamite beer. So tasty and and a great chewy but light mouthfeel. The relationship between beer and barrel is wonderful. I could drink this daily. (Found my old notes on this one)
Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by frbnsn from Illinois

4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Had to try this @ Ended up buying two bottles to bring home. This might taste better at room temp. Let it breath like deep red win. I like it. Try it.
Dec 23, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 4.74 by BadgerNCarolina from North Carolina

Nov 16, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Feb 09, 2020
Rated: 4.91 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Nov 12, 2019
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Reviewed by KilleenTx from Texas

4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
I love this stuff! Nice rich deep dark porter that is sweet yet cocoa nib back taste. When you have it inna chalice, it beautifully laces the glass as you move...10% alcohol helps it do that. I thought the flavors improved as it warmed. Made me want fresh bread and butter , a fire in a fireplace and to just seriously chill. Good job Ballast Point.
Oct 23, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by ronniebruner from Arizona

Sep 16, 2019
Rated: 4.68 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jun 15, 2019
Rated: 4.47 by SFNC from North Carolina

May 04, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by Devonking from Massachusetts

May 03, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by alexsergio from New York

Mar 10, 2019
Rated: 5 by Damilton5 from North Carolina

Jan 05, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2018
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

4.07/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
From the bottom of the bottle in yellow print: "VAS19HW 08:09 PKG 26SEP18"
The label I have says: "ALC. 12% BY VOLUME"

Appearance: It pours black with a thick light khaki head with good retention.

Aroma: There is a clear oak aroma to the beer with hints of vanilla and chocolate. As the nose pulls back it takes on a classic bourbon aroma.

Taste: It has a fantastic flavor of chocolate and bourbon with light undertones of vanilla and wood.

Mouthfeel: It feels a bit lighter or thinner than other Imperial Porters. Otherwise it has good carbonation and it is easy to drink for such a high alcohol volume.

Overall: It's an outstanding beer. The label does say that this is made with "COFFEE AND VANILLA FLAVORS AGED IN HIGH WEST BOURBON AND RYE BARRELS" but the coffee character doesn't really come through. This doesn't matter too much though because it has a very lovely wood character and the beer as a whole works nicely. It's the kind of beer that makes you want to drink another. I would recommend it and I would buy it again.
Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Dec 10, 2018
Victory At Sea - Barrel-Aged from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 375 ratings