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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (901) - 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 (181) - 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 (1158) - 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 (306) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1198) - 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 (1360) - 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 (4211) - 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 (440) - 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 (940) - 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 (215) - 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.

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