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RATINGS: 1459   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3296) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Dark body brown head. Aroma of coffee and cocoa. Taste is sweet with a nice coffee bitterness. Great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1631) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Black. Tan head. Pretty. Chocolate and tobacco. Some dark seafoam candy. Just a touch of booze, and a hint of dark fruits. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (942) - FINLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Pours pitch-black with 0,5-finger mocca coloured head. Aroma has tons and tons of coffee, too much in my opinion. There is also little vanilla-like woodiness and hints of roots and herbs. Taste has also a lot of coffee, but not as much as in the aroma. Also licorice and chocolate are present, with almost chili-like spiciness and little vanilla. Palate is full and little sharp. Too much coffee in my opinion, which makes this very challenging to drink. Especially with a bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1374) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours thick inky black with a medium thin lacy mocha colored head. Aroma is roasty charred malt, vanilla, and dark coffee. Taste is rich creamy dark malt with charred oak flavors. Big notes of coffee, almond, and fresh vanilla bean are all present. Amazing rich beer, very easy drinking. Can’t imagine what the bourbon barrel version of this would be like...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2013 bottle. Black pour with a tan head. Black coffee espresso aroma. Big coffee flavor with just enough vanilla notes. More coffee than in year’s past, but still freakin tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (962) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a deep brown with minimal, creamy head. Aroma of coffee and vanilla, along with roasted grains, burnt toast. Flavor is marked by the combination of vanilla and coffee, along with some licorice, some leather, a bit of caramel sweetness. This is a really nice, balanced porter and a great winter warmer type of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Growler pour. Pours black with thin mocha head. Nose of green pepper, vanilla, coffee. Medium body, smooth coffee flavor, vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aenima (334) - Askim, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2014
Aroma of dark fruits, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar. Soft carbonation. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Close to black with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma is of coffee, vanilla, roast, smoke, and a bit of chocolate. Flavor leans towards the coffee a bit more with a bit of caramel in the finish. Alcohol is masked well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Can’t believe I had never gotten around to rating this but picked up a growler of it to start a boys weekend and it was probably the best beer (or at least best new beer) of the trip. Dark mahogany with a dark biege head. Chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, espresso froth, dry and sweet but so very finely balanced, smooth, moderate carbonation and full body, so easy to drink.

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