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

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4.39/5
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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:
#260
Reviews:
1,466
Ratings:
7,021
pDev:
8.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,110
Gots:
2,293
Trade:
84
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,021 |  Reviews: 1,466
Photo of TheLefty1616
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: This beer was an absolutely beautiful pour with about an inch of head. The color is a very dark mahogany.

Smell: As noted by others the smell is full of vanilla and coffee flavors, almost a bit sweet.

Taste: I found the flavor to be amazing. It was rich and dark with notes of dark chocolate and coffee coming through.

Feel: Great thickeness which compliments all of the flavors. A beer you almost wished never ended.

Overall: As this is only my 3rd beer rating on BA I don't have the palate of others but definitely recommed this beer. It was one of my most enjoyable thus far, cheers.

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Photo of RandyFlameThrower
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikecd234
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gregf51
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Boston970
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whatup14
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasted_Youth
4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thick silky body, smells a like pure malt. Coffee and vanilla assualt your tastes bus immediately, then theres bitter dark chocolate, malts, and hops. This is definitely worth getting if you find it.

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Photo of jimpyle48
3.73/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from bottle

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Photo of becca682
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GorillaBean
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bgramels
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Morrow27
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of jacobe603
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fakedeadgirlfriend
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wehabeertrader
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mparker1975
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 30helens
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flyingpig
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle from Brewdog online shop:
An excellent imperial porter with a strong alcohol kick & lots of flavour, particularly at the end when a warming alcohol kick came through. Well-balanced with nice coffee & vanilla flavours on top of the dark malts & roasted flavours, it was an outstanding beer & one of the better porters I've tried so far, although Orkney Porter probably still comes out on top.

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Photo of Geuzedad
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbertles
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth, extremely flavorful without the hoppy bitterness.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slack
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black, opaque, and a small light brown head. Significant lacing.

Coffee, coffee, and more coffee accented by bittersweet dark chocolate. No vanilla discernible.

Roast coffee and chocolate up front with vanilla and some oak in the middle.

Mouthful is medium and smooth with low carbonation. Finish is a little bitter but dry.

This is a big coffee porter. Aroma is there. Taste is there. The minor criticism is the somewhat bitter finish but don’t let that dissuade you. Give it a try.

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Photo of maljay26
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Victory At Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee & Vanilla from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 7,021 ratings