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RATINGS: 1263   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daytonbeer (692) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma was heavy on vanilla, roasted malts, coffee notes and some chocolate. Flavor was about the same, with some fresh notes of coffee, chocolate and plenty of vanilla. Pretty darn enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 Pours darkdark brown to blak with a very small mocha colored head. Earthy peppery coffe on the nose, some roast with a tad of vanilla and molasses. Biye up front that soothes into lots of chocolate on the palate. Second sip is a bit more earthy coffee. Don’t get a lot of vanilla, but it lingers in the aftertaste just a hint. Pretty prickly carbonation, but not too much. Medium mouthfeel but very drinkable (one of the lighter imperial porters i have had). Very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Dark pour with a creamy head. Good lacing. Extremely gratifying beer. Coffee, vanilla and more.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IvoR (89) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Very bold and lasting flavor of roasted coffee, malt with hints of caramel and toffee. Quite dirnkable for the amount of alcohol that it packs. Outstanding porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjohnny (419) - - FEB 9, 2013
Coffee and cocoa aroma. Dark with thick tan head. Lots of coffee. A mild sweetness that may be the vanilla but I can't really tell. Earthy undertones. Clean finish. Slight alcohol warmth at the end.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a very dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of dark malts and a hint of coffee. Flavor is coffee and chocolate up front but then finishes with a coffee taste and leaves a lingering vanilla hint. Light carbonation and very good consistency. Not overly syrupy like some other stouts. Leaves the palate very cleanly

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (5404) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Bruce’s birthday tasting st the craft. Black caramel colour. Brown tan head. Nose is toasty toffee caramel.flavour is big hazelnut coffee caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2013
UPDATED: APR 24, 2014 Better than actual coffee, IMO. Aroma is all about the coffee with hints of vanilla. Tastes like espresso with hints of vanilla and caramel. Lots of bitter with hints of sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Has a bit of a dry chalky mouthfeel. Roasted coffee notes and a nice amount of vanilla comes through.


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