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RATINGS: 1460   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 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2323) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (815) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (462) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolas510 (1197) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (2021) - 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.

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