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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MHOSKINS (72) - 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 (1143) - 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 (652) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (712) - SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2014
650ml bottle. Nearly black body with a medium thick, compact, head. Old style coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt. //Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle at Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of fresh ground coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate with notes of coffee. Roasted finish of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle at Hotel Iidaya, Matsumoto - shared with Mette. Pitch black - offwhite head. Lots of fresh coffee. Vanilla. Some sweetness. Roasted. Ok burned notes. Licorice notes. Some mild bitterness. Smooth body and finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (204) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle sampled on 3/21. Best before 10/25/13, whoops. Coffee color with slight orange hue, medium creamy tan head. Smell is rich and appealing: roasted berries, burnt toffee, caramel latte, vanilla, complex malts. Taste is unified and hard to pick out individual elements, but there’s coffee, plums, surprising bitterness fading into bitter cocoa powder. A little past its prime but still solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Trade with Theydon_bois. Thanks. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Fresh coffee, vanilla, roast and charcoal. Smooth and soft. Dry and really tasty. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (251) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
A joy. Smells so good! Not a lot of head. Very heavy nut malt coffee and vanilla. A real end of the game kinda beer. Can’t really top this one, so save it for last!

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