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RATINGS: 1263   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2613) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (617) - - JUN 12, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Pours a nice dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla, coffee, and malts. Taste is rich and complex, with lots of wood, vanilla, and just enough coffee. This a delicious porter, thumbs way up!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badhack (413) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Outstanding beer. Paired with ice cream. Making this a porter instead of a stout was a great idea. It was a bit thick for a porter, but just right in effect. Tasted of roasted malt, coffee and vanilla. Balance was perfect. Pairing with plain vanilla ice cream was also perfect as the creaminess of the ice cream went well with the mouthfeel and flavor of the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours very dark brown, no head. Nose is strong cold coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla. Taste is coffee beans, cold coffee, light vanilla, some sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (853) - Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Draft at NHC. Nose is coffee. Taste is huge roast and coffee. You can taste the alcohol. Big beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (766) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
A delicious porter, with great coffee and chocolate notes, the high abv gives a luxurious mouthfeel , but this remains very drinkable .

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroSpud (1856) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours dark with a tan head. Delicious porter with a nice combination of vanilla and coffee notes. Both the vanilla and coffee flavors are clearly derived from high quality ingredients and play a central role in this one. The high alcohol does not come through in flavor or burn but I definitely felt it after taking my last sip.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle from Mother Kelly’s. Great impy porter here - vanilla and coffee well integrated. Super smooth too. Roasty bitterness on the end. Alcohol? What alcohol?

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Keg at Brewdog AGM. Pours black, nose is huge coffee, roasted, chocolate, taste is bitter, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, roasted.


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