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

Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial PorterVictory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter
BA SCORE
96.1%
Liked This Beer
4.39 w/ 6,877 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:
#256
Reviews:
1,429
Ratings:
6,877
Liked:
6,612
Avg:
4.39/5
pDev:
8.88%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,097
Gots:
2,224
Trade:
85
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,877 |  Reviews: 1,429
Photo of Rlhitchcock
4.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RCM505
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally had the 12oz bottle. Always loved this beer....new label too :-)

Nice....Black and black! Nose is all vanilla. taste is mad vanilla with coffee and chocolate; body is sexy; nice and wholesome...Renaissance

All fun aside...this is one of the best out there.

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Photo of vermilcj
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of webweb2
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of rphx88
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbrewhound
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hickmancase
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Eman17
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark black with tints of brown when held up to light. A solid finger head with a nice tan color that dissipated pretty quickly.

S: Beautiful, reminded me a lot of the '14 BCBCS, tons of coffee, chocolate, malts, very roasty. Not too much vanilla going on.

T: It didn't hold up as well as I thought it would considering the aromas but still very good. Obviously very malty, tons of coffee with some chocolate. Not getting much vanilla at all but hints came as it warmed. Also, a slight bitterness with the finish.

M: Very nice, not too heavy or too light, with light carbonation.

O: Very nice porter, the aromas are fantastic but had me overly ecstatic for the beer. Great coffee flavors despite not getting too much vanilla. Overall a very good coffee porter.

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Photo of BayouMafia
4.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DaveAnderson
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Risenhower
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LazyBas7ard
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious! If you love stouts you will thoroughly enjoy this one. Drink this at a warmer temp, a guy told me 55 degrees so I just let it sit for 45 minutes (after refrigeration). It has a delicious taste, smooth on the pallet, and had a feel that warms the soul; close your eyes next sip if you don't believe me. Can't find a flaw in the taste, color, nor feel. Great beer, new personal favorite!

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Photo of bmayes1991
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

STRONG coffee flavor. Really well done in my opinion

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Photo of Dirrrty_Kurty
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ConanSachler
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

2015 - Pours a very dark brown to black color with a huge three finger tannish head. There is quite a bit of lacing. The aroma is huge, coffee, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, vanilla, nutty, creamy, cinnamon, nutmeg. The taste up front is creamy vanilla, coffee, toffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, bitter dry on the back end.

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Photo of dohm179
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AFCPar-tie-ers
4.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The dark guys like it dark

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Photo of zest4itall
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jame515
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sordyl
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.1% out of 100 with 6,877 ratings
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