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RATINGS: 1297   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
This beer pours black with a tan colored, well retained head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Beer tastes sweet with a big vanilla flavor. Finish is dry. Alcohol is a bit hot, IMO. Otherwise an enjoyalbe beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ttoadee (1027) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Black. No light. Toffee head, thin. Dark chocolate and vanilla waft through the nose: alcohol is hiding there also. sweet and bitter engage in a playful tug of war. Similar to a cherry cola float with coffee beans and straight cocoa sprinkled on top. Finish cuts the sweet show short with alcohol & hops. What a ride...YUM!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Very good imperial porter. Tried this one at Beer Revolution during San Francisco Beer Week.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
The4thFloyd (5) - - MAR 11, 2013 does not count
I am hesitant to give a beer a higher rating then on my favorites but that is exactely what I have done. This is just like drinking a chocolate vanilla frappuccino made out of awesome beer. Unbelievable a great porter all the way around. Hope I can get more of it

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Pours a nearly black, super dark brown color with a mocha colored, very bubbly head. First thing on the nose is a huge blast of coffee, then hints of vanilla and a nice roasty, toasted malt character. The vanilla is more prevalent in the taste, balances out well with the coffee. Good malty chocolatey finish. Full mouthfeel, with pretty lively carbonation. Very well balanced, incredibly smooth for 10%, absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1784) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Pours a dark black color with a nice mocha head. Nose is chocolate, vanilla and malty. Taste is chocolate, with vanilla coffee and alcohol. Finishes with chocolate flavors and alcohol. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1713) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Pours black with a small brown head and aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste is sweet and roasty, of coffee, roasted malt, and vanilla notes with a long, alcohol, burnt finish. Very good porter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skibumbw (3) - Bethel, Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2013 does not count
Perfect imperial porter aroma: roasted malty sweet with just a hint of coffee then chocolate, would look for a little more to come out. Very dark brown in appearance just barely letting a hint of light through. Slight lacing on glass and more persistent on the surface than most porters. Bitter start changing to roast malt flavors with a slight boozy bitter coffee finish. Roast bitter coffee pleasant aftertaste. Carbonation is spot on and the beer clings to the plate without being cloying. Gives a slight warming feeling in the stomach. Overall a great representative of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Staffan47 (894) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
Den här har det tjatats om länge nu. Visst är den bra. Härligt avslut. Toner av oboy och kaffe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mulletreeve (18) - - MAR 2, 2013
Bomber. Coffee and dessert in a bottle. Typical dark opaque porter, but with crazy rich coffee, chocolate and vanilla flavors, a little raisin. Can't do it all night because its so intense, but one of my favorite things in life. A great 2nd, 3rd or last beer of the night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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