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

Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial PorterVictory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter
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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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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured Victory at Sea into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours black with a tinge of ruby highlights with a half finger of mocha head.

S - Vanilla, booze, on first sniff. On further investigation getting some light roasted malts with more sweetness.

T - Bitter coffee with smooth vanilla on initial taste. Mid palate getting more vanilla and bitter coffee. Finally on the aftertaste getting light roasted malts with more vanilla and coffee.

M - Smooth medium mouthfeel, medium to light carbonation.

O - Its a really good Porter, just overhyped in my opinion. Cheers!

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4.08/5  rDev -7.1%

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4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Quite good. Definite coffee flavor and smell, some vanilla flavor, mild carbonation, it might improve with 1-3 months cellaring to blend it a bit.
Glad to be able to buy this in my ditro. This will set the bar for a solid barrel aged stout with vanilla.

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3.95/5  rDev -10%

This brew poured beautiful black body nice khaki head. This brew smells wonderful. Deep caramel caught me off guard. Big roasted notes with vanilla. Taste to me is a little tainted. Although it's nice roasted malts and coffee. There is a huge alcoholic bitterness in mid palate. Finishes bitter with vanilla in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel makes it dangerous. Very light and tight carbonation. This brew is worthy.

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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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