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RATINGS: 1445   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.


4.2
   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 (490) - 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.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
Very nice choc and coffee aroma. Jet black colour with excellent thick tan head. Choc coffee and an amazing warmth. Med to heavy body with med carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (308) - - MAR 12, 2014
Pours almost completely black, only a bit of light comes in through the edges. Smells of a lot of chocolate with some caramel and coffee in the back. Taste is a bit sweet up front and then turns to some coffee bitterness, really good beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattkorsgaard (33) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Big beer. Motor oil. Punch in face aroma and taste. Moderate bitter with prominent coffee flavor. Very good. Not my favorite style but well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mongo1965 (15) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Pours rich and dark with a nice brown head. You find chocolate, vanilla, coffee and toast in the aroma. A big hit of chocolate with nice hints of vanilla when you take the first sip. Rich mouthfeel without being overwhelming. A nice blended finish with a trace of booziness on the end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Festival. Appearance: dark brown-black color, brown head. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, light raisin, vanilla. Palate: full body, sot carbonation, oily texture, light bitter finish. Taste: malty sweet to a more chocolatey sweetness to a dark chocolate bitterness. Overall, great porter, very stout like. Complex and balanced well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2258) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours pitch black with limited head but lots of lacing. Nose is smoke, espresso and maybe cherry. Notes of espresso, lots of vanilla, smoke, some tart cherry in there as well. Tastes are medium sweet and medium bitter. Full, somewhat oily mouth with a very long lasting smoke and bitterness. Lively carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (811) - 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.


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