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RATINGS: 1262   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (816) - - JUN 24, 2015
a porter brewed with coffee and vanilla; deep dark brown to black with a thick tan head; coffee aroma with chocolate and vanilla notes; a creamy, chocolaty porter with slightly sweet roasted malt and lots of coffee notes and hints of vanilla; well balanced and very tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1237) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Mmmm, coffee! Pours nearly black w/ a retaining mocha head that leaves a lot of lacing. The aroma is an exquisite blend of coffee & vanilla. The taste is primarily coffee w/ a hint of vanilla in the middle & finally finishes bitter in true porter style. It’s incredibly light on the palate for the complexity & 10% abv. It’s bold, in your face deliciousness!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5098) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle at The Bishops Arms, Vasagatan. Black with light brown head. Acidic coffee, rum and vanilla. Alcohol nose. Semi-dry, well-balanced in all directions. Great coffee flavours. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (280) - Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Poured from the bottle of a six pack, jet black with an almost purple collar. This is a beer I had to have a few of to appreciate. At first I was only picking out what I don’t like about porters, but by the second I was noticing positive characteristics like more of the vanilla, and definitely the strength. This is why I don’t do beer tastings, because I feel I get robbed of the experience. Overall a good solid strong beer, even though not the style I prefer. The 10% is what made me pick it up cuz I have a hard time walking by the strong stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (737) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Tap at Happy Gnome. Black with a medium sized light brown head. Strong coffee and vanilla aroma, a little oaky, dried leaves and chocolate malt balls. Taste is mostly sweet with a light coffee bitter finish. Body is heavier with a sticky feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2015
22 oz. bottle. Pours pitch black, with a big, brown, bubbly head and lots of lacing. The aroma is bitter coffee, a touch of vanilla, a little syrup, and some harsh rye. Sweet flavor, with significant, roasty, unpleasant bitterness. Heavy body, silky, and thick. This is a reasonably tasty porter, but the excessive roast flavors aren’t my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (1367) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 18, 2015
Draught @ Ginger Man. Inky dark brown with small spongy tan head, coffee beans aroma with a hint of vanilla, low carbonation, complex taste starting vanilla sweet and ending coffee bitter, full body, long bitter finish. Tastes more like a stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1098) - GREECE - JUN 18, 2015
650ml bottle from trade with RobertDale. Thank you Bob! Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, lot of coffee, some cocoa and chocolate, light fruits. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma, espresso coffee and cocoa. Almost full oily to creamy body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (586) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Black with a thick tan head, and lots of lovely lace. Aroma is rather abrasive at first, but mellows as the beer warms. Lots of coffee, roasted malts, a bit of toffee, and the barest hint of chocolate. Flavor is incredibly robust and bitter. The mouthfeel is abrasive at first, but again, it mellows as the beer warms. A very good ale all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2598) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle, by way of trade with Saeglopur. Clear, very dark, chestnut brown. Thin, lasting, tan head. Rich, fruity chocolate. Nuts, and vanilla. This is basically a liquified, boozed up bar of Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut. Which is a very good thing. Taste is musvoado sugar sweet. Some vine fruit, woody, dryness. Hint of coffee bean bitter. Smooth, rich, way under the ABV palate. Finishes long, fruity, chocolatey bitter. Fantastic beer. Silly easy drinking. Cheers Thomas!

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