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RATINGS: 1458   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 18/20
DuffMan (9592) - 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 (638) - 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 (2297) - Coeur dí 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; itís 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 (514) - 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 (3817) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2292) - 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 (2604) - 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 (6574) - 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 (8187) - 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.

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