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RATINGS: 1419   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (1013) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Sample from bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, thanks for sharing Vaiz! Pours dark brown to black with a small tanned head. Aroma has milk chocolate, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and molasses. Taste has quite some chocolate, malts, quite sweet, molasses, coffee and a soft bitterness. Over medium body, medium carbo. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Very thick and left a alcohol punch in the aftertaste. Not a favorite from Ballast Point, but will continue to drink from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1762) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Enjoyed on tap at Reggie’s in Chicago, IL while watching some acoustic acts, which was somewhat decent. Rated while watching a Karl Pilkington show about marriage which is downright hilarious. I didn’t take tasting notes while drinking this, but remember this being exceptionally great. Appearance is a dark pitch black with a rich off white head. Aroma is potent in vanilla, chocolate, and hazelnut. Taste is also rich in hazelnut, with coffee notes and a nice dry finish with notes of roasted malt. This really was a fantastic brew that I hope to have again in the not too distant future.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rajendra82 (1021) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Beautiful deep brown pour, with a tall, three finger thick, brown head. The smell of coffee and vanilla hit he nose from an arms length, and bringing the glass closer revealed chocolate and caramel. The taste was full of dark coffee followed by some rich vanilla and sweet chocolate, and a surprising high amount of hops. The finish was very grainy and hops and coffee lingered long. The mouthfeel was silky, and satisfyingly thick. This is a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (3717) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of Vaiz. Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma is boozy, roasted malts, caramel and vanilla. Flavor is very sweet, malty, loads of red fruits and caramel. Very cloying, sticky mouthfeel. Nice sipper, awesome beer to enjoy. Long, medium sweet finish going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (6743) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Mr Hangover’s 2014 Nieuwjaarsborrel, Den Haag, courtesy of Vaiz. Poured a clear dark brown with little life. The aroma is rich roasted malt alcohol liqourice vanilla. The flavour is strong bitter with a strong boozy alcoholic fruit vanilla palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation. A little too bitter for me but superb all the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (9056) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to Vaiz. Pours dark brown with a ring beige head. Aroma of fudge, malt, caramel, vanilla, roast and coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ nieuwjaarsborrel. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, etc. Flavour is chocolate, roast, burned molasses, slight metal notes. Good but somethings off.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (4172) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, hosted by MrHangover. Black pour. Aroma is full roasted malts, chocolate, massive coffee, slightly boozy and licorice. Flavor is thick roasted smooth creamy goodness. Very well balanced and very full bodied. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1194) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel. Pours pitch black. Aroma is big chocolate, coffee, roast, toffee and caramel. Very intense. Quite sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Full bodied, quite sticky. Long chocolatey finish. Awesome.

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