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

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial PorterVictory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter
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.

Added by radshoesbro on 03-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,836
Reviews:
1,413
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
8.97%
 
 
Wants:
1,087
Gots:
2,211
For Trade:
88
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into an oversized snifter.

A: Pours black with a two-inch tan head. The head dies down after a few minutes, but never quite goes away. Lacing clings to the glass in rings.

S: Whole dark roasted coffee beans with hints of vanilla bean and a roasted malt base. Malted milk balls. Faint dark chocolate. Not the most complex nose, but it still smells quite good.

T: Bitter coffee flavors kick things off. French roast, smokey. Vanilla bean breaks out from behind the coffee eventually. Kick of citric hops. More bitter coffee. Whisper of dark caramel and blackstrap molasses. Dark chocolate before the finish. Alcohol spikes a bit toward the back. Nutty and coffee tastes finish, along with some lingering bitterness.

M: Full and creamy body. Low carbonation. Silky and decadent.

O: Very coffee-forward and bitter, but a solid sipper if you're into that.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into pint glass 2/4/14

A not as dark as expected, dark cola and I could actually see the light on the other side, loose mocha foam takes a few sips to fall to a thin film leaving a few rings along the way

S dark roasted coffee grinds, bakers chocolate, lots of char, a hint of booze but its fairly well hidden, vanilla, coco, powder and more coffee, kind of smells like something I'd drink to start my day without the cream

T the coffees more like a strong espresso in the mouth, very intense dark coffee, heavy charred wood, vanilla, dark chocolate and slightly more booze then the nose

M light bodied for a 10% porter, crazy bitter, foams up a little then ends up flat, a little boozy, super intense dark roast on the finish, not the best feeling big dark brew I've had recently

O it is what it claims, I can feel the caffeine and booze at the same time, she's a big intense brew that I wouldn't recommend as a night cap

a little dead in the mouth with some booze popping up every so often, almost to much coffee and I love my coffee, its still great beer but I wouldn't place it in the top 100 in the world where it sits today

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.35 out of 5 based on 6,836 ratings.
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