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RATINGS: 1011   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4539) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Hackobock: Served in a shaker: Black body with a small beige brown head. Aromas of vanilla, coffee roast, malt roast, chocolate, marzipan, coal, chalk, caramel and nut toast. Flavours of bitters, coffee roast, coffee bitters, malt roast, malt bitters, dry, herbal roast, vanilla, some marshmellow tones that are just slightly noticeable, coal and coal dry bitters. Aftertaste is stong bitter, some roast, roasted malts and oat with some coffee and dry herbal roast. Low carbo, creamy bitter dry mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy dry texture. Very good, a strong crazy but beauty in it’s style!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
bottle, shared at the american stall at the berlinerbierfest 2013. close to black but on a very sunny day some purple showed around the edge of the glass; loads of espresso in the aroma with some cocoa; vanilla cream sweetness with plenty of roasted bitterness - coffee especially. complex, warming and invigorating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle purchased at One Stop Market. Dark black with thin white head. Aroma is vanilla bean strong with light coffee hints. Nice.

Flavor is coffee first followed by a nice roasted malt character. The vanilla bean lingers well after the sip. Medium body with a bitter / dry texture. Chocolate milk that lingers in the body.Solid but I guess this bottle has a bit of age on it because the coffee bean is starting to get bitter and acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekada (174) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Smell is smokey with a high tone of espresso coffee. Pours dark brown with a rich brown head. Taste is rich in flavour. Coffe, dark chocolates and some raisins. Palate is a bit thin compared to an otherwise complex and rich beer. Overall a good beer and a respectful porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, colour with a large brown head.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, liquorice, caramel.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, alcohol, caramel, coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours black with a brown head . Nose of coffee and vanilla. Taste is coffee and roasted malt with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate. Dry slightly bitter finish. Good porter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1199) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head! Aroma of raw roasted coffee beans and sick raw bourbon vanilla right on yo face! Also some dark dried fruits, roasted malts, a woody and almost sawdusty feel to it along with some cocoa beans and smooth oatmeal. Taste is sweet and bitter with lots of roasted notes, vanilla, coffee, dark bitter chocolate and smooth oatmeal. Very very balanced and stunning porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (394) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a big, brown frothy head. Aroma is huge vanilla, coffee, strong roast, Sweet berries, and almost some banana. Vanilla ice cream and some wood. Taste is really nice and well balanced! Dry chocolate, vanilla, slightly oatmealish, which rounds the sharp roast off in a great way. Dry coffee in the back. Very exclusive and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (3444) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, and lots of it, plenty of chocolate, vanilla, a bit of roasted malt, and some sugars. Taste is sweet, with plenty of vanilla and minimal bitterness. Lots of chocolate throughout. Alcohol is characteristically well covered by the flavor. Body is not all that heavy. Easy drinking for its size. Dangerous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3905) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
On my second and final flight of beers at The Hopping Pig, San Diego on 18th March 2014. Black, with a lasting beige head, texture was creamy. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. The taste follows along with the roasted maltiness imparting chocolate and coffee like in the nose, it is more bitter in the mouth though. The alcohol is noticeable but it adds to the overall enjoyment of this very drinkable brew.

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