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RATINGS: 1247   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Two of the world’s oldest beverages join forces to conquer your palate. Victory at Sea embodies the art of masterful brewing by infusing a velvety Imperial Porter with pure vanilla flavor and specially-selected, hand roasted coffee. The addition of cold brewed coffee to the beer lends a subtle roasted flavor to this robust imperial porter, blending perfectly with rich vanilla and caramel undertones. By uniting two San Diego brewing traditions, Caffe Calabria freshly brewed coffee and Ballast Point beer, we have successfully created an artisanal masterpiece.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
Black with a nice tan head. Aroma is heavy on the vanilla and oatmeal, roasty, with caramel, toffee and light alochol. Taste is fairly sweet with oatmeal up front, light alcohol warming, nice hoppy background, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2476) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
Black pour ruby hue with a tan creamy head .... vanilla and roasted coffee aroma .... taste of vanilla and roasted coffee, chocolate very silky and a little oily mouthfeel with a light bitter finish .... light lacing a little acidic from the coffee but very tasty well balanced porter no trace of the abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3052) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
(Bottle, thanks anders37) Pours black with a small brown head. The aroma holds coffee up front with notes of gravel, parsley and light jalapeño oil. In addition, notes of vanilla ice cream, light caramel and roasted malt. A whisper of hops. The flavour is light sweet to dry, medium bitter and light acidic. Vanilla, roasted grain, chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is round and soft with a light astringent sting. Lingering aftertaste of burned, earthy and light acidic malt and coffee. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
Really? I haven’t rated this? This rate is on tap at Blue Palms. Deep dark brown with a one finger tan head fair retention. Aroma is a big sweet vanilla vs cold coffee and roasted malt aroma, brown sugar, and alcohol heat. Flavor follows with a nice sweet/coffee chocolate thing going on--sweet, but never getting too sweet. Very light soy sauce thing going on. Semi-dry, bitterness at a 3. Full body with light carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a khaki frothy creamy head. Aroma: Dark roasted coffee (brewed), light but noticeable caramel and vanilla notes. Taste: Black coffee, vanilla custard, dark burnt malts and spicy hops. Mouthfeel: Full bodied, slick and modestly carbonated. Overall: World class and super tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigbish (596) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
This is a fantastic beer. Off the tap at Naja’s in Redondo Beach, CA. Nice and thick, robust toasted malt flavor with hints of coffee and vanilla. I could drink a ton of this beer. Would recommend to anyone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
@RichmondX Gathering Thanks decaturstevo-22oz bottle-pours a thin light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee/roasty/chocolate. Taste is dark malt-coffee/roasty/chocolate, nut, acidic bite, vanilla. Occasional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5408) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Black pour with creamy tan head and lace. Huge coffee/espresso aroma. Large coffee, vanilla, roasted barely, and abv on the flavor. Medium/full bodied with good carbonation. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle Pours a good deep black with a nice tan head. The head lasts well and laces excellnetly. Has a good aroma of chocolate, coffee, mocha, and hints of vanilla. Carbonation is perfect. The flavor is awesome. Blended perfect. Good hearty coffee, with hints of vanilla and nuts. Some chocolate. The alcohol is unnoticable. Has a thick texture. A full body. Awesome finish with a good sweet aftertaste. This is by far my favorite Porter and a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pineypower (2721) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Tap at Capone’s. Pours a deep brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is like walking into a good coffee shop first thin in the morning, coffee, sweet vanilla and chocolate. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a wonderfully balanced array of flavors, chocolate, sweet vanilla, coffee and light roast. They hit this one out of the park.

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