Victory At Sea - Coffee And Vanilla | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Victory At Sea - Coffee And VanillaVictory At Sea - Coffee And Vanilla
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Imperial 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:
#410
Reviews:
1,476
Ratings:
7,060
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
Wants:
1,126
Gots:
2,311
Trade:
83
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Ratings: 7,060 |  Reviews: 1,476
Photo of dudd
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nass
4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really well made. NO DATE on the bottle anywhere to speak of. It's an imperial porter, but those coffee & vanilla adjuncts are going to fade over time. A porter that has adjuncts in it should definitely have a date on their. Wonderful tasting coffee with a tad bit of sweetness from the vanilla. That 10% abv is not traceable. This is at least a 95 in my opinion which is in World Class territory. Oh well, maybe I am just a sucker for these dark ales that have coffee & vanilla added to them. Cheers! A

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Photo of Zenboy99
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heftklammer
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LA_Hue24
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of blevinsaj
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Creamy and great mouthfeel. It does not taste like its ABV. Coffee is very prominent followed by a sweet vanilla. Great beer and my favorite porter.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Explosion72
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think victory at sea is a very flavorful porter but perhaps a little bit too much.

Look: black with a very thick off-white head head

Aroma: roasted malts, coffee

Taste: Roasted malts (a lot), coffee, some vanilla, not much booziness for ABV 10.00%.

Feel: medium to full body

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Photo of wattie83
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of portlandmonk
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ghrymm
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ritz3314
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark and very intense but without being boozy this beer delivers what it promises, with nice hints of vanilla and coffee. However the level of roasted/burnt bitterness is fairly substantial thus making it hard to drink by itself without a dessert or other sweet food item to provide some balance.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Single bottle copped from Bottle King in Morris Plains. Pours a jet black ebony hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of coffee and vanilla. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of TheAce
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pav42
3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid black medium body but has a creamy feel also with medium carbonation. Aroma is caramel upfront, chocolate, coffee and malt. Taste is similar,a little bit of alcohols but not bad considering the high abv. An excellent well made beer, high abv and strong flavors makes one enough but still a great beer

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Photo of HopsnScotch987
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of detgfrsh
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Pours black with a finger of tan head. Smells of roasted malt and coffee. Smooth and creamy feel. Taste is a blend of coffee, chocolate, and lingering vanilla. Fantastic.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eldoggiso
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Am94w7
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Victory At Sea - Coffee And Vanilla from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 7,060 ratings