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RATINGS: 1262   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
This brew smells wonderful. Deep caramel caught me off guard. Big roasted notes with vanilla. Taste to me is a little tainted. There is a huge alcoholic bitterness in mid palate. The mouthfeel makes it dangerous. Very light and tight carbonation. This brew is worthy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator (1375) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
For porters you don’t get much better than this. Nice roasted coffee aroma. Deep dark color with medium brown head. Nice mouthfeel of medium weight. Carbonation was just right. Great roasted malt flavor with coffee being more dominant than the vanilla. Well rounded with a mild hops bitterness. Greatness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fritz123 (1303) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 Wow! Great draft 12 oz. Pour with thin head and good lacing. Smell of cocoa, coffee and vanilla. Smells of a chocolate factory. Tastes similar. Overwhelming taste of coffee and vanilla with an ultimate smoothness. It’s like when you would make chocolate milk with whole milk and Nesquick.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1773) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle pours a dark black/brown with a medium tan head. Well rounded aroma of chocolate, vanilla, molasses, and coffee. Taste of tons of vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Has a sharp bitterness in the middle maybe a mix from the alcohol and hops. Very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2195) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into snifter. Pour black with small dark brown hightlights. Little lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and strong dry coffee aroma. Taste is roasty, good coffee, and dry bitter finish. Good porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Pours a dense black with a khaki colored head of foam. Aroma is heavy coffee with a smoky fruitiness to it. Taste is that coffee again. Maybe a little too much coffee. Thick, velvety mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Draft. Inky black pour with small tan head. Nose is huge coffee, medium jerky, licorice, huge vanilla, heavy roast and earth. Flavor is strong coffee, bittersweet chocolate, roast, light earth, vanilla with a nice strong boozy finish. Prickly mouthfeel with a nice and warming finish. Excellent.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kapusil (777) - HUNGARY - FEB 16, 2013
0,65l bottle. Black bordy with a creamy light brown head. Huge amount of chocolate in the aroma with milk, vanilla, coffee and chocolate notes. Lots of chocolate, vanilla and milk in the flavor with floral hoppyness. Really creamy texture. Awesome beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Black pour with small tan head, Big nose of vanilla and roasted malts. Sweet creamy front, notes of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. just a hint of smoke. Bitter coffee finish Light-Medium body. very nice strong porter

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daytonbeer (691) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours black with tan head and mica lacing. Aroma of creme liquor. Taste of malts, vanilla, coffee, nuts, and cough syrup. Complex for sure.


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