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:
#260
Reviews:
1,466
Ratings:
7,021
pDev:
8.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,110
Gots:
2,293
Trade:
84
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Ratings: 7,021 |  Reviews: 1,466
Photo of SmashAdams
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The smell is faint nutty coffee. For such a light smell the flavor packs a punch. Smooth coffee and nutty vanilla over a toasty and slightly bitter background. This is a tasty beer for sure. nb

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Photo of TheRealDBCooper
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Gdirt
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Jakethesnake503
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldSmaug
4.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pgrenvicz
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of JKasten988
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olympicgatorade
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Stumpy29er
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of berkshire413
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of mkh012
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle poured into a Chimay chalice.

Near-black with hints of red. A short-lived head and minimal lacing.

Nose is coconut, chocolate, and a touch of heat. Really nice. Rich and inviting.

Baker's chocolate, coffee, oak, and pine. Intense but smooth. Definitely an Imperial. Roasty, warming, and big.

Mouthfeel is medium, could be a bit fuller.

Overall, definitely a great porter. A little strong for my tastes, but to be expected at 10% alcohol.

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Photo of MrHirschybar
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of TmKeisySC
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Peaches13
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martyrob
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

I have to say this was an excellent brew.

Definitely a lot of coffee, but not so much vanilla. Plus it will knock you on your but too.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of ninner00
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of DTown
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -26%

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LennyOvies
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L- Jet black body, creamy and fluffy tan head with eternal retention, very long. Looks amazing. Leaves a thin crown of head.
S- Freshly poured espresso, cream, vanilla.
T- Espresso, craeamy vanilla, dark chocolate, hazelnuts. Bitter resinous hops and booze at the end.
F- Medium silky body.
O- Great porter, I could do with less booze at the taste but I cant count it as a flaw knowing this is a 10% brew. Amazing.

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Photo of Chrixsus
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Victory At Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee & Vanilla from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 7,021 ratings