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RATINGS: 1320   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 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 (898) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Poured at Sac Beerfest. Aroma and flavor of vanilla, coffee, and roasted malts. Great carb and palate in general. Awesome beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
black color, tan head, aroma of coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, booze, same flavors, bitter coffee, pine hops, slight vanilla, slight milk chocolate, smooth and creamy, pretty bitter but well balanced, very enjoyable brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1312) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle, pretty much as pictured, though slightly different. This is good, but I’m surprised to see a 100 rating on it. Smells lightly of coffee, some vanilla. Taste is similar, a nice bit of coffee but not overbearing. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (5237) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma of vanilla-laden chocolate. Flavour of bitter coffee, chocolate, vanilla, malt and ash. Ends with a slightly distracting bitter herbal hop note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooter520 (185) - - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Appearance: black with creamy mocha head that quickly dissipates. Aroma: roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, vanilla and some hops. Taste: almost some dark fruits and floral notes at the very front leading into vanilla and coffee and finishing with bittersweet cocoa and some piney and coffee ground bitterness. Mouthfeel: creamy, silky, smooth with little carbonation. Overall: this is delicious. It’s got multiple flavor characteristics that balance perfectly well together and have a great bittering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Awesome pint. Pours black with thick mocha head and lacing. Pungent aroma of coffee, vanilla, roast malt and hops. Taste is coffee bitter with long lasting palate that brings out the different aromas one by one. Highly recommend. Tap at Taberna Lupulo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s birthday tasting. Cheers to whoever brought this along! The pour’s deep brown with a modest off-white head. The aroma’s roasted chocolate, robust charred malts, hints of vanilla and sugar-coated wood. The taste is gull of roasted malt bitterness. Robust wood. The barrel treatment is very pronounced in this. Strong vanilla, soft sweet chocolate. Medium body, quite smooth. Overall, very nice. Slightly cumbersome, but tasty.

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