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

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4.39/5
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6,936 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#251
Reviews:
1,443
Ratings:
6,936
pDev:
8.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,099
Gots:
2,248
Trade:
84
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Ratings: 6,936 |  Reviews: 1,443
Photo of Mflanaga
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BShort41570
3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottG818
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WallstreetB
4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gabmen1290
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazing! You'll definitely be pleased!

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Photo of jensenmoon
4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mg8039
4.91/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheBeard89
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Samuel906
4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is a seriously amazing beer. Had this long ago on tap and it is one of the reasons I started to get into craft beers, and had a lot to do with my current love for good, rich stouts and porters. Pours a deep brown, murky and ominous like the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Thin khaki head laces the calm seas above. The smell is absolutely exquisite. Sooo much rich coffee, like smelling the bag of your favorite beans before you brew your first cup in the morning. Hints of tantalizing maple and dark chocolate beckon you to your first sip. The taste is equally divine, like the finest cup of cold brew coffee, with black cherries, smokey and bittersweet. Feel is smooth, coats your mouth, and mild carbonation brings the coffee and lighter notes up from the depths. There are lots of beers that are infinitely complex, where you could write a college dissertation of all the flavors you can discern: this is not that beer. It is simple, straight forward, and perfectly balanced but has everything you're looking for in a stout or porter. Absolutely fantastic; one of my favorite beers on the planet. In a sea of good stouts and porters, this is truly a victory for Ballast Point.

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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hip2hops
4.95/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Maybe it's the glow of the moment, but...
after three bottles over three weeks, this BP brew is my favorite beer...
a complex, balanced, sip-orific masterpiece.
Coffee & vanilla, yes. But, chocolate, too.
I could just breathe in the aroma for hours and be satisfied.
Bravo, San Diego!

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

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4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.89/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Seanem44
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Phenomenal! Wonderful porter easily among the best out there.

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4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 6,936 ratings
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