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RATINGS: 1101   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5078) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Craft Brewers Conference 2012
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Super nice Vanilla flavor and aroma. This mixes well with the dark malts and chocolate flavors this port gives off. They mix and infuse there brews well here.
Earlier Rating: 12/1/2009 Total Score: 3.8
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia WA
Aroma: Big malt and vanilla/coffee and sweet aroma.
Appearance: Dark black in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Big flavors with malt, vanilla and coffee.
Palate: Dry finish with a Super Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was a great beer very sweet this was to be drank as a after dinner drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours thick and dark with a small tan head. Nose is intense coffee, wood, light vanilla and grass. Taste is sweet at first but bitter mixes in for a perfect balance taste through to the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Heavy decadent body with a long aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
28th November 2009
Opaque black beer. Palate is silky but also quite crisp. Rich dark malt that is a little creamy. The coffee and vanilla are sparingly used and beautifully judged. Finishes with more smooth dark malt, dark chocolate and dark malt tang. Soft finish. Very deftly brewed beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2554) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Large choco brown head with good retention and lace. dark brown in color. Justa big old chocolate,roast monster with a oily mouthfeel, chewy and lasting. Notes of cherry and vanilla in the aroma and flavor, also cocoa, hersheys syrup, faint patent notes and lightly warming alcohol and coffee as it heats up, faint coconut and some smoke as well. Sweet malts balanced out with a nice roastyness. Lil sweet finish. Nice brew. Props to UDBeernut!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoePeesie (887) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Ours a deep dark brown with a fizzy brown head that fades quickly. The nose and taste are of toasted malts, coffee, dry and crisp with a tart rye finish. Quite tasty would go great with French vanilla bean ice cream.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21155) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Bottled@Chriso pre-gbbf shindig. Deep brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, some toffee and mild ashy notes. Flavour is ashes, toffee, toasted malts, mild alcohol as well as some nuttyness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours an almost pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma is filled with coffee and vanilla, roasted malt, milk chocolate, dark fruits and caramel. The flavor is again with lots of coffee and vanilla, almost like an ice coffee, some roasted malt, dark fruits and dark caramel. The body is on the full side of medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a really tasty Imperial Porter!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cuso (5221) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle many thanks to coldbrewky, Almost black color with huge beige head. Coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate, toffee in aroma. Taste, coffee, caramel, vanilla, milk chocolate. Strong coffee bitter finish. Excellent complex beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Shared by someone at the Monte’s Krown tasting yesterday. Pours black, with a tan head. Huge vanilla notes with some roast fill the nose. Vanilla taste is very upfront and in your face, before the roast smacks you. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mortlach (1037) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 16, 2012
05/0572012 220z bottle, shared by Matt (thanks 50belair!). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma bianco sporca, tra il beige e il cappuccino, molto persistente. Aroma di malti tostati, caffé, cioccolato fondente, con netti sentori di vaniglia. In bocca è sontuosa, ha un attacco da cioccolato fondente e una lunghissima, infinita coda amara, caffettosa, semplicemente spettacolare. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft. Birra sorprendente per intensità ed equilibrio, un vero capolavoro.

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