Victory At Sea - Coffee And Vanilla | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Victory At Sea - Coffee And VanillaVictory At Sea - Coffee And Vanilla
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. We infused this robust porter with whole vanilla beans and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate.

Added by radshoesbro on 03-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#410
Reviews:
1,482
Ratings:
7,073
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
Wants:
1,127
Gots:
2,319
Trade:
83
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Photo of ntjockey
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I prefer stouts generally but this Porter beats some of the stouts I usually like.

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Photo of BuddyPal
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I’m astonished at the balance and nuanced effort taken to perfect this lovely porter. It hits on all cylinders and the only reason it’s not rated a fiver is , in my opinion, it could be a bit dryer. While not syrupy, there is just a tad more residual sugar for my palate. That being said, in a word, outstanding!

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Photo of jzlyo
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is sweet vanilla, coffee and dark malts. The flavor is coffee, dark malts, vanilla, chocolate and a mix of mild sweetness, slight chilies/spices and acidity in the finish.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have been chasing this one for a while. Nice jet black body and fudge colored head. Nose is sweet coffee and vanilla with hops in the background.

Flavor is complex with different stages, all of them balanced and delicious. The coffee and roasted malt tones are intense and really well mixed with solid citrus and pine hop sorties. The vanilla kind of ties the whole thing together. As superb as its reputation. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of BeerLover97
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.17/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - big hazelnut head atop a black body.

S - tons of vanilla, chocolate, just a hint of coffee

T - sweet vanilla, chocolate, and a little coffee. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - perhaps the best sub-$3 porter out there.

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Photo of tp1962
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This may beer my all time favorite beer regardless of style! Porters are great taste, slightly lower abv and extremely enjoyable ! Well
Done !

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Photo of LiquidEgo
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigMac59
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. A very nice dark chocolate and coffee color. The head is big and foamy and lasts a long time with nice lacing. There are definite coffee, malt and vanilla aromas. The taste is amazing. A wonderful balance between the sweetness of the malt and the coffee and chocolate acidity. A very nice porter from Ballast Point.

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Photo of Unclevince
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KMcGrath
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Navin-Johnson
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of c014572
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BSEDS
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mickt465
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeIquiades
3.82/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donbeerlvr
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Chocolate balanced nicely by slight bitterness. Alcohol not noticeable! Be sure to let warm a little!

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Photo of Carmack
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cdriver0414
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chris826
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M4CDO
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antihero404
3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kev198877
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Most amazing f beer ive had i love this beer so smooth. Taste like the best brewed black coffee with a smooth vanilla finshish. So bold and strong yet so sweet. Only for big beer drinkers.

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Victory At Sea - Coffee And Vanilla from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 7,073 ratings