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:
#255
Reviews:
1,457
Ratings:
6,993
pDev:
8.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,109
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Trade:
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Photo of craigmj7
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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 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 citizencane
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A touch on the boozy side as apparent on mouthfeel, but this is delicious nonetheless. Coffee, vanilla, and beer flavors all blend together without getting lost or overpowering one another. If you like coffee and vanilla, try this.

Edit: had on nitro 8/2017 and this review still stands. Fantastic beer.

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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%

Photo of ImperialStout
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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3/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of stwok21
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of kristinc
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mta11c
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

enjoyed the coffee notes, bitterness balanced, faint vanilla...average viscosity...might buy again but not obsessively

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Photo of dan027
5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Victory At Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee & Vanilla from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 6,993 ratings