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RATINGS: 992   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1165) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2014
650mL bottle Deep near-opaque ruby body. Holds a dense tan head. Intense aroma; Tobacco, cocoa, vanilla pod, grainy malts, earthy spice, dark roast coffee bean, dark fruit undertones. Seriously dense, thick body, low carbonation. Viscous, oily, luscious. Wow, intense coffee character! Just like munching on roast coffee beans - lots of vanilla, lots of dark chocolate. Really intense, length on the finish. Lots of bitterness, drying acrid notes, Kahlua-like finish. A serious coffee hit! Decedent, thick, sensational, really!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1300) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a tan/brown head. Aroma is coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Taste is sweet vanilla and milk chocolate, light bitter dark roasted coffee and chocolate, finish is light roasted bitter. Medium/full smooth oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (4171) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle.Dark Brown colour ih off-beige head.Aroma is powerful of dark chocolate and strong coffee,with a hint of cinnamon and Vanilla,rosted and bready with good full body and long heavy taste, really tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (383) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Vanilla aroma. Very powerful vanilla and coffee taste. Really nice beer. Hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Davhgbrew (936) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
Big aroma of coffee grounds. Body is medium full and alc is hardly noticeable. Coffee Is pronounced as is hop bitterness. Sweetness is quite low in this brew, but it is just enough malt backbone to balance the hops. Basically a easy drinking dark ale that doesn’t explode with alc. Coffee is the main theme, and it’s not as chewy, dry and acrid, or burnt as an Imperial stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
czlowiekwiadro (206) - POLAND - APR 13, 2014
bardzo intensywny kawowo-waniliowo-czekoladowy zapach. ciemne, klarowne, ze słabą pianą. w smaku cierpkie od kawy, alkoholu i paloności. słodkie od wanilii i słodów. do tego czekolada. genialne piwo.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MHOSKINS (73) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2014
Simply one of the best Ports ever brewed. Best enjoyed when aged several months. Great vanilla flavor. Drink solo. Not as enjoyable when sampled with other flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bomber, cellar aged 1 year and shared with ck1 and my other brother. (notes say Fischmans, so perhaps it was me purchasing) Has a black pour with a tan head. Aroma has nuts and chocolate and light cherries. Taste is of bittersweet chocolate, nuts, cocoa powder and some roast. Smooth and well balanced. On a night of really good stuff, it was the best of the night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
Sample at Malmö beer- and whiskey festival. Excellent balance, powerful but not overpowering. Loads of dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (722) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2014
Dark brown with a tan coffee colored head. Roasted malt, coffee, and vanilla aroma. Sweet Roasted malt start, vanilla, chocolate, toffee and a dark coffee bitter finish. Really nice.

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