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RATINGS: 1452   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Two of the worldís 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 17/20
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours brown black with a tight foamy tan head that slowly settles to a thin foamy film and coating lacing. Aroma is sweet a little bitter with roasted malt coffee vanilla and marsh mellows and some nuttiness. Taste is bitter with sweet vanilla coffee and milk chocolate and some burnt roasted malt subtle cherry wood. Palate is full sticky and coating with a warming dry finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2564) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Black pour, tan head, good lace/retention. Aroma is really good - chocolate, roast, vanilla, coffee, light caramel. Yes, itís heavy on the vanilla but thereís so much more happening that itís really nice. Medium to full body, moderate to light sweetness, light alcohol, delicious. Amazing imperial porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (5920) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Pint bottle, I reckon itís a few months old. Pours thickish with a foamy tan head. Head endures. Bit of lacing. Looks good. Smell - roasted coffee is prominent, smoke and yeast in the background, maybe some floral hops. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Was expecting a bigger body. Taste is liquorice, coffee, background chocolate. Despite the obvious addition of coffee, itís not that prominent. It shows up in the smell but in the taste itís more like coffee flavoured sweets. Iím getting more liquorice than coffee. Toast in the aftertaste. The alcohol is noticeable and brings a little sharpness, but itís not bad. Decent beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8054) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2013
10/VIII/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: n/a (2013-754) Thanks to Nate for the bottle and to Paul for transport!

Clear dark brown beer, small irregular beige head, unstable. Aroma: mocha, caramel, coffee, sweet malts, brown sugar and yoghurt, pretty sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of vanilla, sugary, caramel, some mocha, bit sweet, little bitter. Aftertaste: vanilla, caramel, bitter hoppy touch, bit sugary, some toast.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamTheBarrel (773) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
640ml bottle, pours deep black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of dark cocoa, roasted coffee and vanilla. Taste of dark cocoa, dark roasted coffee, a hint of vanilla and muscovado. Somewhat bitter with a slight sweetness. Full bodied, creamy texture and almost flat carbonation. I would have liked the vanilla to stand out more in the taste, but still one of the best imperial porters I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Black with half finger tan head. Aroma is medium coffee, strong vanilla, and muted alcohol. Flavor is very strong with coffee, big vanilla in the finish. Coffee beer isnít my thing, but this isnít too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2609) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
split with wife pours moonless midnight sky black with a tan head that leaves behind an oil slick mass of lacing. nose of black coffee, dark chocolate. light vanilla bean is added in taste. body is big and burly, but leaves with a creamy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (944) - - AUG 31, 2013
2013 bomber to a tulip glass. Pours virtually black with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is coffee and mocha and vanilla. Taste is dark roasted coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, some nuttiness and a bold grassy hop bitterness at the end. Some alcohol present as well. Full, luscious mouthfeel that has a bit of a dry quality due to the bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1220) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Poured from big bottle. Number 900!!! Coffee, nut, malt and vanilla in aroma. Definitely porter - solid black, thin tan head. Coffee flavor definitely there, but not overpowering. Also flavors of nut, licorice, dry cocoa, vanilla, brownie edges, grassy hops. A bit of alcohol in the back. Very earthy aftertaste. Iím not a coffee lover, but have to admire this one. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3889) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. I enjoyed the this spl beer at pub with pretty lady. It has glorious black body like sexy lady. I have several of this drink but like anyway. Chocolate and vanilla smell like nice spl lady.

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