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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (944) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle share. Pours a dark brown, dark ruby edges, generous tan cap reduces to a thin rope. Aroma of roasted coffee, earth, woodiness, dark chocolate, vanilla, plum. Taste is an upfront bitterness mellowed by a sweet character. Long dry finish, sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours a very dark black oil like color with the same type of viscosity, with tan head. Vanilla, caramel, and roasted coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. The coffee and vanilla dominate the palate more so than the caramel note, it sort of disappears. Finishes with a nice chocolatey type sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1164) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate - with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, fresh coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor was smooth and creamy with dark bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla bean and dark roasted malts. Oily texture, med-full body, soft carbonation

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2259) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Massive aroma, huge amount of vanilla and coffee, it’s quite insane, creme brulee with cold coffee. Similar taste, massive vanilla bomb with coffee, slightly roasty. Thick and sweet. Delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maneliquor (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with a thick khaki head. Nose is heavily roasted coffee bordering on bitter espresso notes which compliment the sweet vanilla bean and milk chocolate throughout. Not the biggest fan of coffee beers but these guys are pulling this off so far. The milk chocolate in this is silky smooth and goes hand in hand with the sweet vanilla. The coffee is everywhere and there are no sharp bitter or ashy edges. Those three major notes meld together sensationally. Sublime stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (885) - USA - MAY 4, 2014
Black with a thin white head. Aroma is burnt, black coffee with a bit of dark chocolate. Flavor is big, rich chocolate with a burnt, almost ashy finish. Pleasantly bitter and complex like string dark chocolate. Wife: 4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicke80 (143) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
650 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with nice creamy head. Sweet aroma with roasted coffee hints. Taste of sweet vanilla with lots of bitter coffee. Could have been better balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1138) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Mörkt brun, på gränsen till svart öl med gräddigt ljusbrunt skum. Kaffe, karamell och nötter i doften. Detsamma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med vanilj och choklad. Välbalanserad, smakrik porter som döljer sin alkohol väl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Berard (295) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with thick creme colored head that lingers. Coffee aroma over mild carbonation. Coffee flavors with bitter chocolate finish. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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