Victory At Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee & Vanilla | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Victory At Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee & VanillaVictory At Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee & Vanilla
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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.

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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#260
Reviews:
1,467
Ratings:
7,025
pDev:
8.66%
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A-Pours jet black with nearly 2 inches of coffee colored head. Leaves intermittent streaks of soapy lacing.

S-Nose is phenolic at first. After letting it sit for a minute or two, deep, lush aromas of roasted coffee bean and caramel/toffee malt sweetness become apparent.

T/M-This is a big, roasty, complex beer. Big flavors of vanilla bean up front. The roasted flavor of the coffee adds a pleasant bitterness that butts up against the otherwise smooth body towards the finish. It's pretty boozy, but I don't mind it so much. The warming quality grew on me after a few sips.

D-One that I look forward to every year. If you can find it, grab it! And cellar it.

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Victory At Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee & Vanilla from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 7,025 ratings