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RATINGS: 1437   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Pours a dark black with a brown head. Very robust with excellent vanilla, coffee, and chocolate flavors. Very smooth for the high alcohol content. Well done

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (980) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2013
A strong smell of coffee with vanilla mixed it. It is black with a dark brown head. It has a rich coffee taste it has a bitter bite to it on the way down.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Very good rich and tasty imperial port that I sampled on tap at Eureka Burger in Redlands, CA. I really enjoyed the flavors of espresso and chocolate that dominate this beer and really accommodate the dark malts. Can’t wait to try this porter again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cubatobaco (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Why they call this a porter is beyond me. The is a stout compared to many stouts I’ve had over time. Wonderful Spicey mouthfeel with coffee and chocolate as the main flavor. This is a wonderfully balanced "porter" that stands out among other beers. Top notch and we’ll worth seeking out.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Black pour with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and licorice. Flavor of more chocolate, hint of vanilla and espresso. Bittersweet thick finish with great mouthfeel. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3364) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle. Black with a tan head that settles to a cm and lasts well. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, white pepper, fudge, coconut oil. Quite silky, lowish carbonation. Some unintegrated alcohol. Sweet with loads of coffee, some dark chocolate, vanilla, fudge. The coffee seems surprisingly fresh with berry and spicy overtones as if freshly ground. Maybe that’s partly good vanilla, but it works well anyway. Discreet bitterness and a little astringency sweep the sweetness away pretty effectively at the end. As usual for me l with this sort of thing, there’s a lurking sense of "surely this is too much coffee it should be mainly beer because reasons" but it is really nicely put together and the coffee’s vibrant.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
12/7/13. Multiple samples at valley forget beer festival. Best beer I sampled and it was actually the last beer of the night. Poured black with a dark brown head. Sweet vanilla with a dark roasted coffee. Great sweet roasted coffee. Amazing beer!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfearnley (1611) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle to plastic glass Smells like a coffee crisp, coffee, chocolate, vanilla wafer. Deep black with a creamy tan head. Coffee, coffee, coffee, some sweet caramel, but coffee! Too much coffee for my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (11035) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft - Dark roast coffee and roast malts. Jet black with a rich big beige head. Coffee and vanilla are up front but not in a cohesive manor. It seems like I am doing a Imperial Stout with a coffee boiler maker. Mouthfeel is spot on.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
On tap at ABR - awesome porter with great coffee aromas and some vanilla underneath. Glad to have this brewery in MN


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