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

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Victory At Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee & VanillaVictory At Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee & Vanilla

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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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a teku glass while studying for my LEED AP exam.

A - Pitch black opaque with a couple fingers of light tan foamy head that gives way to sticky lacing.

S - Coffee and toasted malts.

T - Taste is still very coffee forward, but a little bit of vanilla sneaking in there. Malt and hops are well balanced and neither is pushing the other out of the way.

M - I'm impressed that a beer this dark with this much flavor doesn't feel heavy. It's crisp and dry on the palette.

O - I'd like to get some more vanilla and maybe a little more malt sweetness, but overall this is a fantastic imperial porter.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color- pure black. Slight head.

Aroma- vanilla espresso.

Taste- Starts rich and roasty with vanilla and coffee notes from start to middle,. The finish has some hoppy dryness complimented by bitter coffee tones. Excellent brew! The high ABV is well masked.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 10/14/2013.

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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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Victory At Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee & Vanilla from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 7,027 ratings