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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
This is worth every penny. Black in color with great coffee feeling and mild vanilla. Dark chocolate in the nose. Fantastic Ale!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JasonNYC (25) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2014
As a fan of imperial stouts but not always porters, this is a great *porter* rather than one of those porters that are good because they more resemble stouts. Has the lighter body of a porter, but there's nothing else light about it. Coffee? Definitely. (Actual coffee beans.) Vanilla? Clearly. (Actual vanilla beans.) Lots of other stuff going on, I'm sure, but I'll leave it with: a truly top-notch beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
P: Pitch black body with a cappuccino jiggly cream top. Delicate lace on edges. S: Robust columbian coffee, vanilla potpourri, near burnt dark malt, pumpernickel bread, no bake cookies and astringent booze. T/M: Huge vanilla extract presence hits the palate first then the coffee and chocolate cookies take over. Hints of smoke and charred molasses mingle with the velvety feel. Finishes semi dry with lingering espresso. Nice warming sensation. O: Love it. A great impy porter that showcases both the vanilla and coffee in a circus of flavors for your mouth. It’s like having a cold triple shot if espresso with vanilla added. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle: Instantly strong notes of coffee and roast permeate the air, as soon as the cap comes off. Dark brown color with a modest tan head. The pour really ramps up the intensity of coffee in the air. Really good roast... the kind of coffee that stands up a spoon and leaves ash behind. Wicked good. Vanilla and milk chocolate come through in the flavor to smooth out the dominant coffee tones… and it works. Still, such a heavy roast and ash are noticeable. I love coffee and vanilla; this pulls them off to near perfection.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2511) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Tap at rattle n hum, new york. Black color, brown head. Aroma is coffe and chocolate, full bodied flavor. Nice full roasty body, strong coffee, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ron (3614) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Good roasted malty and coffee aroma, vanilla and licorice notes as well. Flavor has layers of coffee, combined with roasted malt, vanilla and cocoa. Very smooth. Bitter finish, long with vanilla and espresso notes. Huge beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Really nice beer. Black pour with khaki ring. Smoky and bitter aroma, plenty of roasted coffee as well. Taste has great bitter bite complemented with some dark fruit, dark chocolate sweetness, a little hint if vanilla and burn. Almost tart kick at the end. Oily feel, definitely a sipper. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Pours black with a lasting beige head. Tobacco, coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is very strong with coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate. Fruit noted as well. Finish is chocolate coffee and tobacco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2014
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some woody notes. Taste is medium sweet leading to a roasty finish. Amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
abad (3) - USA - JAN 7, 2014 does not count
Aroma y sabor muy fuerte a cafe recien hecho. Apariencia muy buena con retencion de espuma. En sabor dulce contrastada con el amargor del cafe. No es mi favorita pero muy bien hecha. Para tomar de a poco, un poco hostigosa.

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