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
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
Ratings:
6,868
Reviews:
1,425
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
8.97%
 
 
Wants:
1,091
Gots:
2,222
For Trade:
85
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - this beer pours easy with two to three fingers of head after warming up for 10 to 15 minutes from fridge only can find it in a bomber. It looks like a picturesque dark beer with a opaque body and beautiful head that laced the whole glass.

S - Smells of coffee, vanilla and caramel

T - Vanilla with just the right amount of sweet then changes to dark chocolate and malt/caramel with a hint of alcohol the after taste is coffee and dark chocolate.

M - Smooth with some viscosity.

O - I will judge all other imperial porters by this beer it has great complexity and a rich taste. Perfect with vanilla ice cream or dessert by itself. The aftertaste lingers with a slight stickiness that is not unpleasant.

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4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nearly opaque very dark brown with two finger thick fluffy medium brown head, settles to a half inch that stays, with rings down the glass for a few inches. Smell: big espresso with roast, caramel and earth; vanilla, dark chocolate. Taste: vanilla pop upfront, then high cocoa chocolate atop dark brown sugar and buttered toasted brown bread, thins out into earthy espresso with prune note and more chocolate, earthy hopping and re-emergence of the vanilla. Medium-light bodied, creamy feel, sticky finish. Delicious.

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.35 out of 5 based on 6,868 ratings.
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