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RATINGS: 1452   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1729) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 Dark brown with a tan coffee colored head. Roasted malt, coffee, and vanilla aroma. Sweet Roasted malt start with toffee and vanilla. Then as you swallow your palate is covered with char, dark roasted coffee, unsweetened cocoa. Finish is dark coffee bitter finish. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1790) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25813) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15116) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (477) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (15469) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (756) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2016 A joy. Smells like a hazelnut cream coffee. Not a lot of head. Very heavy nut malt coffee and vanilla. Long bitter aftertaste. Really creamy and nutty with delicious coffee without any acidity. Way bomb.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JayTeeSupreme (36) - - MAR 16, 2014
Pours jet black, smelling strongly of coffee beans with a small tan head. "Robust" is one way of putting it, extreme taste of coffee up-front with a sweet vanilla taste after. Notes of malt, earthy grain and dark chocolate. Its very good but that comes with a powerful taste, also if you don’t like coffee I doubt you would enjoy this.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (496) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours deep dark brown with light tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, malts and spices. Taste of coffee and hints of caramel. Sweet aftertaste. A very good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a super deep dark brown with a layer of light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and spice. Taste of coffee and yumminess.


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