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.

Added by radshoesbro on 03-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#259
Reviews:
1,465
Ratings:
7,019
pDev:
8.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,110
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2,292
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Photo of elohim
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Almost perfect and great for the price. I pick some of this up whenever I get a chance. This is my favorite Ballast Point offering offering huge notes of coffee and vanilla. Beautiful color in the glass. Dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of benros222
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Black appearance with light khaki head.
Smell is sweet coffee vanilla and chocolate.
Flavor is coffee forward with the vanilla and cocao flavors supporting. Great taste to this beer.
Mouthfeel isn't the thickness it would be as an imperial stout. Appropriate for the style. Not too thin either though.
Overall a very enjoyable beer. This is becoming a favorite of mine due to the quality, value and availability.

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Photo of Kyle1234
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ConnorMobs
3.54/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grapeshops
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dudd
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Nass
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really well made. NO DATE on the bottle anywhere to speak of. A porter that has adjuncts in it should definitely have a date on their. Wonderful tasting coffee with a tad bit of sweetness from the vanilla. That 10% abv is not traceable. This is at least a 95 in my opinion. Oh well, maybe I am just a sucker for these dark beers with coffee added to them. Cheers! A (95-99) World Class

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Photo of Zenboy99
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heftklammer
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LA_Hue24
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of blevinsaj
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Creamy and great mouthfeel. It does not taste like its ABV. Coffee is very prominent followed by a sweet vanilla. Great beer and my favorite porter.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Explosion72
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think victory at sea is a very flavorful porter but perhaps a little bit too much.

Look: black with a very thick off-white head head

Aroma: roasted malts, coffee

Taste: Roasted malts (a lot), coffee, some vanilla, not much booziness for ABV 10.00%.

Feel: medium to full body

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Photo of wattie83
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ghrymm
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ritz3314
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark and very intense but without being boozy this beer delivers what it promises, with nice hints of vanilla and coffee. However the level of roasted/burnt bitterness is fairly substantial thus making it hard to drink by itself without a dessert or other sweet food item to provide some balance.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Single bottle copped from Bottle King in Morris Plains. Pours a jet black ebony hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of coffee and vanilla. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of TheAce
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pav42
3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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 7,019 ratings