Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Bourbon Barrel (Unspecified)
     click to upload
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Editor’s Note: Rate under this entry if the bourbon barrel was not specified or if it was a blend. In 2009, the blend was Old Fitzgerald and Heaven Hill. From 2010 to early 2014, the blend has been an unspecified selection from the barrel room. If you had a single barrel brand that was clearly specified on tap, please rate under that entry. Currently, the only single barrel entry is for Four Roses, but others may be added if they fit the above criteria.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2679) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Dark black pour ruby hue thin beige head .... aroma of vanilla, oak, bourbon ... medium bodied tastes like sweet and bitter cocoa, bourbon, vanilla and oaky ..... up front was mostly oak and bourbon but as it warmed the vanilla and cocoa came out more little caramel in there ... finish is dry oaky and cocoa ..... an awesome brew not as good as the regular but still excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Nitro, RBSG Fri evening. Medium tan head, brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, bittersweet chocolate, roast, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some Bourbon/vanilla. Creamy medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
On nitro-tap at Capone’s. Served in a mini snifter. Pours near black with a really nice head that goes from light tan to nearly white at the top. Beautiful nitro head. Some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose immediately carries a ton of vanilla with some nice chocolate notes in the background. As it warms, a nice bourbon character and mild oak presence take hold. The flavor isn’t quite as complex or integrated as the nose -- and doesn’t contain nearly as much vanilla -- but it’s still quite nice. The bourbon takes on the dominant role with some chocolate and light vanilla backing. Mouthfeel is uber-creamy and nicely carbonated. Really solid effort, and I’m glad I finally got to try this one, which has been on my radar for quite some time. Serving type: nitro-tap Reviewed on: 06-12-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (4761) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
On tap at Capones and Devils Den during beer week. Pours a frosted glass greyish black, with medium sized milky head. Tons of lacing. Aromas of sour whiskey, wood, cocoa, peat. Taste is a velvety smooth chocolate bourbon flavor with the addition of vanilla beans, and a whiskey barrel richness. Awesome beer that had a little kick but overall was very balanced. Wish the aroma was a bit more layered but I really cannot complain about trying one of my favorite porters barrel aged.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5780) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Opaque black with a creamy, nitro, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, roast, smoke, and cocoa. Taste of roast, smoked malts, and cocoa, with vanilla, wood, and bourbon in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3663) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2011
On tap at Capones. Inky brown with a whipped beige head. Nose is mocha and hay. Thick and foamy, as expected with the nitro. Taste is chocolate, bourbon and vanilla pod; oddly vegetal to finish. Base brew overshadowed by the barrel and nitro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2011
On tap at Capone’s...on nitro. Poured a deep brown (almost black) color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of lots of bourbon. Yep this one was about the bourbon. Vanilla and chocolate too, but lots of bourbon. Good thing I really like bourbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Goodgrief (1920) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Served in a teeny weeny glass...because it would be impossible to consume larger quantities. When cold, I could smell some coffee in the nose and actually taste some too. But when warmed, forget it. Bourbon, bourbon, bourbon, bourbon, bourbon baked beans and bourbon (without the baked beans).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Cask. Rating #21. Dark black pour. Great aroma, vanilla, bourbon and some dark fruitiness. Very smooth, more bourbon and just really outstanding. (1744)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan (1322) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap at Urge in RB/Poway on the Tap Takeover night. They had 25different brews from Ballast Point that day. Just absolutely lovely. A perfect mix of chocolate, coffee, malt creaminess, and smooth alcohol. I’d really like a keg of this to go, please.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50