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RATINGS: 1436   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (810) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bomber to glass. Pours black. Aroma is strong and delicious coffee, vanilla and smoked roasted malts. Taste starts with vanilla beans and transitions to strong coffee notes. Some slight bitterness, but strong very bold flavors. Palate is thick and well carbonated.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Nice! Vanilla overpowers the coffee in the nose but reverses on the palate as the coffee becomes the dominant characteristic. Nice little change up pitch. Alcohol subtle at first as beer warms up it becomes more pronounced. Outstanding brew!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeffjuergens (10) - - FEB 20, 2014
Dark color. Strong coffee flavor. Slightly bitter after taste. Overall a good beer.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (414) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Poured into a tulip from a bomber. Pours a deep black with a substantial brown head that persists and leaves good lacing. Nose is coffee and dark malt. Taste is dark roast coffee and a hint of vanilla. Delicious. Hides the high ABV well. Creamy mouthfeel which coats the tongue and lasts. Outstanding.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolas510 (1136) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Kolsvart tjock med mellanstort ljusbrunt skum! Massor med kaffe, vanilj och rök i både doft och smak! Lättdrucken trots 10% Grym öl! Bäst före 2014-02-01

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1892) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from City Beer, SF. Black, thin foamy light brown head. Vanilla coffee aroma. Chocolate, bitter coffee, vanilla taste. Thick full body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted barley. Appearance is pitch black with a light tan head. Good lacing. Taste follows aroma with a little warmth. Full body with medium carbonation. Overall very tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2014
Very well made beer. Lovely nose and great taste - chocolate and coffee - has an nice thickness too it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 10, 2014
"OOHHH MY" as George Takei would say. This was truly a treat for the senses. Poured at a perfect temperature into the tulip glass. Black as the heart of Davy Jones, this was almost to a point that I wouldn’t fault someone for thinking it is a stout, the line is blurred for sure. Traditional porter aromas combined with latte or cappuccino and vanilla. Taste is the same with liquid velvet finish. Wonderful.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (604) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2014
This is a bit two faced. there is a bitterness up front in your face, and then it gives away to a burst of rich roasted coffee and then an explosion of vanilla. I think the bitterness get’s away with itself though. Said that but this is a bit good. I have this from the tap. I have this in a bottle too. I’m looking forward to compere them.


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