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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (532) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2014
Color negro con reflejos caobas y densa espuma beige. Aromas de café dulce y vainilla. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce de vainilla bastante intenso que se une a un toque de café, aun dulce, para acabar con un amargor, tostado resinoso y seo. Muy rica.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roxtersoxter (295) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours black with little to no head out of bottle. Excellent aroma of roasted cocoa, hazelnut, and vanilla. Flavor is full of chocolate with hint of roasted coffee and nuts. A little vanilla at the finish. Great beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Hyltebruk. Pours deep black with a lovely, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma is stunning, chocolate, hazelnuts, coffee, vanilla, a hint of spicy chili. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and creamy and a tad light (in a pleasant way). Flavour has stunning coffee, soft smoke, luscious chocolate, light vinious, light vanilla. Great balance. balance

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnyguns (904) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours pitch black with a firm tan head. Nose is heavy roasted coffee, sweet vanilla and chocolate. Taste is huge. Powerful fresh espresso hit upfront. The sweet vanilla and chocolate notes round it off wonderfully. World class beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (207) - Vista, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
22 oz. bottle from Slick’s Liquor in Vista. Huge aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, resin, caramel, molasses, and liquorice. Pours black with a thick, creamy, tan head that lasts and leaves chunky lacing. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, has a slight mineral aftertaste, a bit too astringent. The coffee is a big presence, kind of dominates the aroma and flavor. This is a good one occasionally but it’s really aggressive and bitter, a sipper. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, and long, sweet/bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wvhoran (161) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Bottle. Very dark brown with a tan head. Heavy malt, chocolate, and sweet coffee aroma. Flavour is a terrific balance of dark malts, wood, vanilla, chocolate, and milk coffee. Starts fairly sweet but leaves off with a reasonable bitterness. A big beer. The last of a few good beers this night, Patrick passed out on the couch halfway through this. Eventually woke up startled and quaffed the rest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (20) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2014
Black with light brown head. Notes of liquorice root, vanilla and roasted coffee. Taste is liqourice root, nice vanilla, chocolate and a long lasting taste of espresso. Full body with a thin texture, medium carbonation with as mentioned before a long lasting espresso taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1513) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle. Black with a medium sized light brown head. Lots of coffee, earthy, roasted malt, vanilla, hazelnut. Medium/full body, oily/creamy texture, soft/medium carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Has a hazelnut coffee character to it and serves well at breakfast though it seems to accelerate the Stella 3 headache from yesterday.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pterodiacetyl (55) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
The darkness is spreading! More coffee than I remember.... Maybe this is a fresher bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Dark brown/black with a good beige head. Aroma is coffee, blackcurrant, roasted nuts, cocoa, wood. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, roasty on the palate with a slightly warming booze finish and a hint of astringency. Taste is vanilla, roast coffee, molasses, chocolate.

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