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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 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (6094) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (2317) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Has a bit of a dry chalky mouthfeel. Roasted coffee notes and a nice amount of vanilla comes through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (5075) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 7, 2013
22 ounce. Big chocolate pour with strong vanilla tones. Coffee. Burnt cocoa. Medium body. Pretty damn tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2902) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bomber, shared. Pours pitch black in color with a nice frothy head that lingers a bit. Great lacing on the glass. Love the aroma, fresh espresso coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and light roast. Taste is just what the aroma would suggest. Fresh espresso coffee throughout, vanilla, chocolate, light bitterness. Silky smooth finish, a tad thin but not bad. This beers reminds me a lot of Founders Breakfast Stout, which I love. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammer (1096) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and booze. Smooth as silk and very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1762) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Poured a thin tan head on a black body. The aroma is all coffee with a little chocolate and vanilla. I am smelling a coffee. It tastes like coffee, then it moves to a little sweet and quickly to bitter chocolate. Quite enjoyable and interesting. The texture is almost perfect. It’s thick with low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (2430) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Rich aroma of chocolate and coffee. The vanilla sweetens the bite a bit. Slight bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (1971) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2013
ballast point continues to impress with this imperial porter. rich dark grains, alcohol whiskey burn and a bit of hop bite on the back end make this a fantastic porter, one of the best.

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