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RATINGS: 1316   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Two of the worldís 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (632) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Very chocolatey with notes of vanilla, biscuit, and hops. Smooth with a bit of a boozy finish. 10% is very well hidden though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2022) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bomber. Best before 1/2/14. Aroma consists of coffee and vanilla as described, as well as what smells like chilies; itís also roasty, bready. Pours near black with a two finger tan head with good retention; leaves some lace. Taste is sweet and roasty before turning lightly tart; finishes with a lingering bitterness. Coffee, chocolate, licorice, vanilla in flavor. Mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation fine, near full body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (499) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
Pours a pitch black colour with a rocky mocha head. Aroma is of chocolate and coffee with a slight vanilla undertone. Taste is sweet with a dry bitterness throughout; nice and balanced taste. Full body, creamy thick mouth feel, and soft carbonation. A really nice beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirLimpsalot (3022) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2013
@basunen: trevlig doft med tydlig kaffe. Vaniljen ger en lite mjölig karaktär. Smaken är mycket trevlig med mycket kaffe och söt vanilj. Eftersmaken något besk och kanske en liten aning artificiell. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2248) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours brown black with a tight foamy tan head that slowly settles to a thin foamy film and coating lacing. Aroma is sweet a little bitter with roasted malt coffee vanilla and marsh mellows and some nuttiness. Taste is bitter with sweet vanilla coffee and milk chocolate and some burnt roasted malt subtle cherry wood. Palate is full sticky and coating with a warming dry finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Black pour, tan head, good lace/retention. Aroma is really good - chocolate, roast, vanilla, coffee, light caramel. Yes, itís heavy on the vanilla but thereís so much more happening that itís really nice. Medium to full body, moderate to light sweetness, light alcohol, delicious. Amazing imperial porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (4193) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Pint bottle, I reckon itís a few months old. Pours thickish with a foamy tan head. Head endures. Bit of lacing. Looks good. Smell - roasted coffee is prominent, smoke and yeast in the background, maybe some floral hops. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Was expecting a bigger body. Taste is liquorice, coffee, background chocolate. Despite the obvious addition of coffee, itís not that prominent. It shows up in the smell but in the taste itís more like coffee flavoured sweets. Iím getting more liquorice than coffee. Toast in the aftertaste. The alcohol is noticeable and brings a little sharpness, but itís not bad. Decent beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2013
10/VIII/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: n/a (2013-754) Thanks to Nate for the bottle and to Paul for transport!

Clear dark brown beer, small irregular beige head, unstable. Aroma: mocha, caramel, coffee, sweet malts, brown sugar and yoghurt, pretty sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of vanilla, sugary, caramel, some mocha, bit sweet, little bitter. Aftertaste: vanilla, caramel, bitter hoppy touch, bit sugary, some toast.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamTheBarrel (695) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
640ml bottle, pours deep black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of dark cocoa, roasted coffee and vanilla. Taste of dark cocoa, dark roasted coffee, a hint of vanilla and muscovado. Somewhat bitter with a slight sweetness. Full bodied, creamy texture and almost flat carbonation. I would have liked the vanilla to stand out more in the taste, but still one of the best imperial porters I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Black with half finger tan head. Aroma is medium coffee, strong vanilla, and muted alcohol. Flavor is very strong with coffee, big vanilla in the finish. Coffee beer isnít my thing, but this isnít too bad.

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