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RATINGS: 1446   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmohr (39) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2013
22 ounce bomber. Dark dark brown pour, small head. Vanilla, coffee, alcohol presence. Damn, this is good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer-yum (1263) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 2, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Delicious way to lead into the home stretch of an epic tasting session. I regret missing its brief appearance on tap at a local craft beer bar a few months back but doubt it could be too much better than the bottled version I just enjoyed.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - AUG 1, 2013
If you can still call this a porter, its the best porter ive ever had. Wow, really nice flavors going on here. Vanilla and espresso are dominant, but there are strong elements of cinnamon, cocoa powder, nutmeg, and orange chocolate. Coats the throat but never too heavy. Totally worth seeking out, Only negative is the vanilla is so strong it turns ever so slightly bitter/sour...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kcorum10 (347) - Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
2010 vintage. This didn’t age very well. Pours black with thin tan head. Flavor of roast with a flavor that I can’t place. I can definitely tell its old.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (3109) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
22oz bomber thanks to Cleg via local for local swap chapter 4. Pours a jet black color with a creamy thin dark tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, caramel, and a hint of vanilla. Taste is rich espresso, chocolate, roasted malt, and again a hint of vanilla in the aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Black pour from bottle. Chocolate malty piece of heaven. As good as a porter gets.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2013
brown, nearly black, medium brown head with moderate retention and a lot of lacing. coffee, vanilla, chocolate, roast, caramel, alcohol. medium sweet, medium-heavy bitter. full body, thick and creamy feel, soft carb, warm. dessert-y without being cloyingly sweet

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Aroma is full of coffee and vanilla. Obviously the taste is coffee and vanilla with a hint of chocolate. Has a slightly bitter finish. Very tasty, can taste a little alcohol, not much though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestlake (270) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Pours black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee with a little malt. Taste is mostly coffee with just a hint of vanilla. Nice bitterness at the finish. Very nice taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5529) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle, dark red black pour with tan foam. Aroma of straight vanilla beans, light coffee notes, moka, latte, smells like starbucks. Taste is sweet, vanilla, desserty, powdery cocoa, light coffee finish. Palate is thick, chewy with a balanced finish (not too sweet). The focus seems to be on vanilla more than coffee. Quite enjoyable.


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