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:
6,852
Reviews:
1,421
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
8.97%
 
 
Wants:
1,092
Gots:
2,218
For Trade:
88
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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into pint glass 2/4/14

A not as dark as expected, dark cola and I could actually see the light on the other side, loose mocha foam takes a few sips to fall to a thin film leaving a few rings along the way

S dark roasted coffee grinds, bakers chocolate, lots of char, a hint of booze but its fairly well hidden, vanilla, coco, powder and more coffee, kind of smells like something I'd drink to start my day without the cream

T the coffees more like a strong espresso in the mouth, very intense dark coffee, heavy charred wood, vanilla, dark chocolate and slightly more booze then the nose

M light bodied for a 10% porter, crazy bitter, foams up a little then ends up flat, a little boozy, super intense dark roast on the finish, not the best feeling big dark brew I've had recently

O it is what it claims, I can feel the caffeine and booze at the same time, she's a big intense brew that I wouldn't recommend as a night cap

a little dead in the mouth with some booze popping up every so often, almost to much coffee and I love my coffee, its still great beer but I wouldn't place it in the top 100 in the world where it sits today

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Head lingers at first then trails off as it's sipped. Smells like a typical coffee beer. Very pronounced Coffee at first hitting the palate then smooth vanilla for the finish. The finish was surprising, in fact. Smooth would be a good way to describe it again.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark brown almost black with a large tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: huge coffee and vanilla, dark toasty malts, slightly sweet, imagine a French vanilla cappuccino

T: very sweet up front with big flavors of vanilla, flavor profile moves towards bitter coffee, nice hop bitterness at the end mixes with warming alcohol

M: thick and oily, lower carbonation

O: an excellent beer that is on the sweet side, nice for dessert

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Ballast Point Victory at Sea

Ahoy matey

Poured into 10oz snifter

A: Black like a stout, like the bottom of the ocean floor

S: Smell is just solid . . . roasted malts, coffee beans, vanilla bean ice cream. Seriously one of the best smelling porters out there.

T: Taste does not disappoint either. Same as whats on the nose but the taste is really where it's at isn't it ? Tastes like a rich luxurious liquid desert.

M: Smooth and creamy. Full to medium-sized body.

O: Perfect stout . . . Uh, I mean porter . . . perfect porter for this cold, windy, snowy march evening on the high seas. Well done Ballast Point !

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Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.35 out of 5 based on 6,852 ratings.
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