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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7779) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
22 oz. bottle, sent from coryking (thanks Cory), pours a red-tinged black with a small tan head. Nose brings out loads of vanilla beans and roasted coffee beans, atop a bit of roast, chocolate and caramel underneath. Flavour brings out more of the roast than the nose suggests, with somewhat harsh roasted malt qualities upfront, transitioning to dark roasted coffee and subtle vanilla flavours. Finishes on the harsh roast, with subtle vanilla and caramel undertones. Quite oily and silky on the palate, with the aforementioned harshness from the roast / coffee. Great stuff, but overrated I feel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DedicatedToFun (3346) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 Most delicious chocolate beer Iíve ever had syrup everywhere omg delicious!!!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (7653) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
22oz bottle. Enjoy by date is 11/26/13. Dark, but still somewhat translucent color. Little thin light brown head. Wow, big bitter turkish coffee flavor. Bits of lace. Bigger body, smooth crisp carbonation. Creamier texture. HUGE coffee. Drowns out most of the vanilla, but whatís there is still a welcome addition. I like these things more bitter than sweet anyway. Awesome coffee beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1444) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Big coffee and nut aroma, pours an opaque black with a large tan head. The flavor has notes of peanut, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and roast, with a long lingering finish and a slightly slick mouthfeel. This is one fine imperial porter, with the alcohol amazingly well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle from Appalachian vintner. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Nice coffee aroma on the nose that doesnít overpower the beer. Solid coffee with a hint of vanilla on the tongue. Hides itís alcohol well. Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle @ home... from Santa 2013 .... It pours high blank opaque black with a long lasting and living tan head .... The aroma is roasted malt, coffee beans and vanilla......The flavor is very nice chocolate, roasted malt, coffee beans and vanilla...... Very enjoyable!... Very nice!....

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle pours a dark black cola with a medium mocha head and intense lacing. Aroma begins with most intense enjoyable coffee and dark chocolate followed by hints of vanilla and roasted malt. Taste has slightly less powerful roasted coffee and cocoa flavors leading to a wave of smokiness and palatable espresso bitterness on the finish. Nice creamy and sticky mouthfeel with coffee notes lingering. Most impressive coffee aroma in this amazing imperial porter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
outstanding beer for itís type. smell and taste are wonderful. If you like coffee porters, you will love this beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2321) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
bastard bad boy sea brew kicked my ass last night. maybe because i was in the army? cocoa a bit of caramel and light smoke. beer seems moderate and gets dense and murky like hot cocoa in coal with the alcohol totally hidden since it took me a pint to even notice it. balanced with vanilla this beer is satisfying. iím a coffee prude as well so i didnít get that much there. from the best taps on the Eastern Seaboard R&H NYC.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1757) - - DEC 16, 2012
Pours black with 2 finger khaki head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol. Taste reveals prominent coffee note and lots of alcohol that kind of obscures the vanilla. Probably needs to be aged a bit to take the sting out of the alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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