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
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Victory At Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee & VanillaVictory At Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee & Vanilla
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
Ranking:
#261
Reviews:
1,467
Ratings:
7,025
pDev:
8.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,115
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2,295
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As a stout/porter fanatic, I must say, this beer is by far the best I've had the pleasure to try. Immediate notes of deep roasted java. But not too deep, not the point where it was overpowering. The perfect amount where I could taste and understand every point in the taste-curve. Every taste bud: hit. Every node: washed. Then came the undertones. A very subtly bitter espresso hint. Just enough spice for interest, but not enough to distract from the oily textures that engulfed my pallata. While this review may be a bit overly-wordy and pretentious, I really must admit that this beer is one-of-a-kind. I'm interested in tasting the coffee that they use. It must be brewed perfectly. Really, really, REALLY delicious.

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

A- Poured into a porter glass. Ebony black - no light will penetrate. Rapid 1/2 inch head quickly fading to lace and edging.

S- Espresso, dark chocolate, malt.

T- Great! lightly sweet very expensive black coffee. Medium dark chocolate and mild vanilla.

M- Medium carbonation dissipates rapidly with a medium mouth feel. Smooth finish hiding alcohol well.

O- I like many beers but this is one of my favorites. Excellent coffee porter - an easy two glass beer at one sitting. Goes well with light desert fair but will remain the star of the palate show. I will seek it out again.

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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 7,025 ratings