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RATINGS: 1438   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
AgentAle (1432) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
Aroma is vanilla ,chocolate, mocha and toffee. Taste is rich malts, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Very light tartiness on tip but overall very well balanced. Light clove and coffee notes. Appearance is black with a medium beige head that retains fairly well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvsn (1504) - ISRAEL - APR 4, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond shop. Brown black color with a huge tan head. Aroma of espresso, cocoa, mocha, dark chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt. Flavor of sweet malt, dark chocolate, tons of black coffee, licorice, vanilla, bitter roasty finish. Medium-full bodied, smooth and oily palate. Great brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeschmoe213 (18) - USA - APR 3, 2016
Aroma: Light vanilla Appearance: Thinner head than I expected, deep, muddy Taste: mocha, still searching for the vanilla, BOLD roasted coffee Palate: mouthy, thick-ish, but not overwhelmingly so Overall: Very nice, but not quite as good as I expected, given the comments. The roasted coffee flavor dominated this one and I definitely got more of a mocha flavor than vanilla here. Still, a strong dark beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdgraber64 (31) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Coffee and vanilla imperial porter. Aroma of vanilla and coffee is awesome. Black as can be in color. Brown lacy head. Easy drinking imperial porter. Incredible flavor. Will drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayaron (1272) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. Opaque brown with brownish head. The aroma has lots of coffee, vanilla, creamy with roasted malt. Bitterish and sweetish flavor with lots of coffee, coffee beans, vanilla, milk chocolate, a bit "green", lingering coffee bitterness. Full-bodied. Great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle split two ways. Pitch black pour with a frothy espresso head. Loads of milky chocolate, light roast, caramel, vanilla, freshly roasted coffee and some light honey. Super smooth!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
torriman (16) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAR 26, 2016
On bottle. Aroma of coffee and cacao. Nice dark color with consistent head. Taste of coffee and slightly to vanilla. Very consistent. Good one

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 9/13/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : brune très foncée. Apparence : opaque.
Arôme : Malt rôti, chocolat, moyen de café et de vanille, notes de mélasse brûlée.
Goût : En entrée de bouche : Moyen goût de vanille avec des notes de chocolat au lait. Une dominante amère de malt rôti (voire brûlé, de café noir et de chocolat noir est présente avec des notes de houblon herbeux ainsi que des traces de sucre brûlé.
En bouche : Corps : moyenne. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : riche et crémeuse. Finale : longue, composée d’un moyenne amertume de rôti, de café, avec des notes de chocolat, d’alcool et de houblon herbeux.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ffbot (310) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Pour is a dark forbidden coloring with a light but creamy head. Smell is black coffee, roast, sweet caramel and burnt sugar. Extremely nice mouth feel, very creamy and perfect for drinking slow or fast. Coffee balanced with caramel and salt, some spice is hiding in there and some interesting vanilla subnotes. Extremely good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (699) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2016
I’d wager that it’s impossible not to be impressed by this beer -- it’s just such a full-on assault on your senses that you don’t even have a choice. It’s big, complex, and chewy, and it’s loaded with coffee and roasted grain flavor. It’s boozy and intoxicating without being hot or harsh. I know that Ballast Point sold out and all of that, but c’mon -- this beer deserves it’s reputation.


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