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RATINGS: 1452   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 15, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Black witha huge frothy light brown head. Powerful aroma full of coffee beans, cocoa and vanilla. Sweet flavor of mocha, coffee, vanilla, some roastiness and a drier finish, a bit bitter, slightly burnt. Thick full body. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (3963) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Pours black, basically, with low tan head. Aroma of coffee, smoke, vanilla, chocolate malts, light german sausage. Taste is cream, vanilla balanced against heavy coffee and chocolate bitternesd, with lingering bitter finish. Body is a tad light but creamy and smooth with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
Quelle bière, j’avais entendu des bons et moins bon commentaires. La touche de vanille est si bien balancé par la’amertume de café. Avoir su j’en aurais acheté plus qu’une. C’est l’une des meilleure "non-barrel aged" stout/porter que j’ai bu. Fortement recommandé.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeersweden (559) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
Dark, dark brown almoust black with just a little beige head. Not much lacing on the glass. Nose: Vanilla, milk chocolate, cream, yoghurt, chili, fudge, coffee and sweet licoriche. Taste: Coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, licoriche, soy sauce, wood, brown sugar, raisin and just a little bit of booze. A full body with almoust no carbonation and so complex taste! ! just LOVE this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (9505) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle, thanks to b3shine. Hearty super-dark pour with a tight brown crown. Robust malty character, lots of chocolate, some sweet soy sauce, vanilla. But the star of the show is the earthy coffee, really rounded coffee flavour, integrated perfectly with the other elements. Licorice in the finish. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Extremely dark black pour with thick tan head. Aroma is strong chocolate malt, vanilla and mocha like coffee. Flavour is more coffee and chocolate. Nutty bitterness, lighter vanilla than aroma suggested. Delicious and very drinkable considering alc% ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (637) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Very chocolatey with notes of vanilla, biscuit, and hops. Smooth with a bit of a boozy finish. 10% is very well hidden though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2273) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bomber. Best before 1/2/14. Aroma consists of coffee and vanilla as described, as well as what smells like chilies; it’s also roasty, bready. Pours near black with a two finger tan head with good retention; leaves some lace. Taste is sweet and roasty before turning lightly tart; finishes with a lingering bitterness. Coffee, chocolate, licorice, vanilla in flavor. Mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation fine, near full body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (508) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
Pours a pitch black colour with a rocky mocha head. Aroma is of chocolate and coffee with a slight vanilla undertone. Taste is sweet with a dry bitterness throughout; nice and balanced taste. Full body, creamy thick mouth feel, and soft carbonation. A really nice beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirLimpsalot (3680) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2013
@basunen: trevlig doft med tydlig kaffe. Vaniljen ger en lite mjölig karaktär. Smaken är mycket trevlig med mycket kaffe och söt vanilj. Eftersmaken något besk och kanske en liten aning artificiell. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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