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Victory At Sea Imperial Porter - Barrel Aged | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.4/5
Outstanding
313 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by scottoale on 01-29-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#411
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
313
pDev:
8.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
192
Gots:
98
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 313 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tonystarks
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lemmy187
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MNBeer1017
3.53/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaverCS
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with brown undertones and 1 finger of an slightly brown, off-white colored head.

Aroma is beautiful. Bourbon foward with tons of coffees, vanilla, and cocoa. Truly delicious smelling beer.

Taste has moderate-high carbonation for the style, which creates the perception of a thinner mouthfeel. This beer is hot with bourbon. Very bourbon foward with a cold brew coffee flavor. There is also a cherry-like very mild tartness that underlines the sip; perhaps a fruitier coffee was used. Vanilla extract is noted in a minor way.

Overall, I do like this beer but in comparison to many of the other BA beers, its lack of mouthfeel with probably make me not buy it again. I see this pairing well with a cherry pie or fruited pie. It gets a 86.5/100.

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
3.71/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ystazi
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lot of whiskey, caramel, and dark chocolate. Thick full body and low carbonation.

Overall a very good beer because the base is so good. It definitely lost a lot of the coffee vs the normal version so I’d say just depends if you want the coffee or bourbon.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briandschorr
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing. This beer combines two of my favorite elements: Porter and Barrel Aging. It is no wonder that this beer as a WC rating. Complex. This is the only word to describe this home run from Ballast Point. This is the kind of beer that you have to taste slow and take notes. Yes, grab a pen and paper and take notes. The color is deep brown color with a thick tan head. The nose is a rich combination of bourbon, vanilla, and roasted coffee. For me, I found the balance between the bourbon, vanilla, and coffee to be spot on. Remeber when I said to take notes? Here is why. The taste starts off with burnt wood and coffee at the start and then at the end you find other elements like the coffee and vanilla. The flavors come in and out as on my second taste I also found toffee and molasses. The body, the mouthfeel, the taste... superb.

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatsarealplane
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NappyB
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mxsluis
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danny1217
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Victory At Sea Imperial Porter - Barrel Aged from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 313 ratings
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