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

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial PorterVictory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Photo of bluedaisy0627
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Kram3r
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of riTLce
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Black as pitch, only the slightest hint of color shining through in the shallowest areas. Two fingers of light mocha head, turning to tawny in the center. Mixture of large and small bubbles, forming a fluffy foam that lingers.

S: Heavily roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark coffee, some bitter chocolate aroma as well. Some light hints of vanilla on the nose, but very faint. When agitated almost a raisin-y scent comes through.

T: Vanilla up front, coffee, dark roasted malt and bitter chocolate linger to meet the hops that come late in the taste.

M: Smooth, full-bodied, lingering bitterness leaves a roughness on the tongue that begs for another sip.

O: Phenomenal Imperial Porter. There is no booziness to speak of, and the drinkability is off the charts. I need to go get another one of these ASAP.

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Photo of Jordenfay
3.4/5  rDev -21.8%

Photo of psweendogg
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Beerman6686
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of charneym
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of spacebear09
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Appearance- As dark as the depths of the briny sea... yargggggg. A tan head with good retention sits atop this beer.

Smell- Espresso and chocolate

Taste- Dark chocolate, java, vanilla, tobacco spiciness, caramel. This stuff has some outrageously roasty malt notes going on.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation. At one point I could have sworn I felt some grittiness from coffee grinds in there...

Overall- Very good. Not as much sweetness as I was expecting given some of the other reviews. I usually don't like porters as much as stouts, but this is a quality buy at $10 a bomber.

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Photo of lukasz
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Wildedr1
4.35/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ADG2995
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.56/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of macesq
4/5  rDev -8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveB24
4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance; color is a medium/ dark brown, but not not quite opaque, it has a hint of brightness to it. but no carbonation is visible in the beer. The beer pours a finger of tan head that settles to a stubborn layer of thin, creamy foam that retains well and tightly clings the glass.
Aroma; Aroma is comprised in equal parts of Espresso, vanilla, and Booze. an excellent, rich combination. Taste is nearly identical to smell, which i think is always a plus.The vanilla is there, along with hints of dark chocolate, and the overall effect is somewhat dominated by espresso bitterness, but the general experience is rich and warming,
overall. this is an outstanding representative of the style, and i will probably buy at least once more this season.

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Photo of jmt308
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Jre035
4.8/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Lucoli
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%

Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.35 out of 5 based on 6,838 ratings.
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