VinegarStroke (342) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: deep brown, thick chocolate head and great lace. Very lifted intense roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla and coffee. Great complexity, depth and freshness. Creamy. Dry, not sour and moderately bitter. Great depth and concentration of flavor.
At 10% this is amazingly fresh and balanced. Love this beer.
RichTheVillan (4495) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; opaque black pour with a thin tan head, deep roast coffee, treacle and chocolate aroma, rich coffee, dark chocolate, some molasses, a hint of vanilla, pleasant viscous mouthfeel, delightful.
drmet (278) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
-pours a dark brown with reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllly faint ruby tinges with a medium,creamy,khaki head
-medium carbonation visible
coffee,mocha,cappucino,vanilla,chocol body,medium carbonation
-alcohol scary well hidden
-Absolute Beast of a Beer
echudy (70) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The coffee scents are very prominent, the color is thick and dark. After drinking a 3 year aged Dogfish this is a little harsh, but it's definitely not a harsh beer
solvaris (138) - - JUN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pffeiffentaback, Vanille, Espresso, Weltklasse Porter vom Feinsten -------- via Beer Buddy for iPhone
evergreen0199 (2393) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherds Bush, London. A very dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium dense beige head on top. Roasty, malty, coffee, vanilla aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, coffee, vanilla, some chocolate too. Rich with a slight sweetness. Gorgeous Imperial Stout from Ballast Point.
IngetSlick (66) - - MAY 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cornelis Pub. Big.creamy Beige head. Smells of coffee, almond, vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate. Tastes chocolate, almond, coffee. Sweet and bitter. Amazing.
jbuskirk (621) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lately, Iíve sounded like a broken record when it comes to dark beer. Beers brewed with coffee have left me wanting more coffee. Apparently, Victory at Sea heard my pleas. Using the cold brewed technique (Iím becoming a bigger fan all the time) of coffee infusion, Victory at Sea has a big roasted smell and taste. Whatís impressive is that the vanilla finds its way into the nose and palate, too, adding sweet and spicy notes. At times, the vanilla pairs with the coffee to create a flavor like mocha. At others, the coffee hits first and finishes with sweet vanilla. Either way, the flavors are incredible. This Imperial Porter is smooth yet strong. Itís damn near perfect.
annunz123 (924) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vanilla, roast coffee, and alcohol in the aroma. Great bittersweet flavor with coffee, caramel, chocolate, and vanilla. Surprisingly sweet finish with some roast coffee bitterness. Fantastic.
pinkzambia (1693) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: YUMMY! Full bodied porter with amazing balance in the sweetness of the vanilla and coffee. Not too sweet like Breckenridge, and not too much coffee. Just right. Enjoyable around the firepit on a late Spring night.