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RATINGS: 1314   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
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
dark opaque brown. tan head. spotty lacing. Rich, milky coffee aroma with cocoa. rich coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate on the finish. so smooth it doesn’t even taste alcoholic. someone talented brewed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Strong authentic coffee flavor, roasted malt holds its own I'm getting some hop bitterness, alcohol well hidden, maybe just a little too much carbonation, otherwise a very very good imperial porter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHopster (958) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
(22oz Bottle) A nice find by Keg_Juggler. Pours a deep brown with long-lasting head and persistent lacing. Aroma of brewed coffee and vanilla extract. Flavors of well roasted malts, vanilla, coffee and alcohol. An essential winter selection. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours black with reddish-tan head that lingers throughout. Aroma of coffee and vanilla are prominent and the flavor is an amalgam of both - both equally there! This is crazy good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Black with brown head. Hops come through the coffee which is surprising. Solid beer but not amazing. Not getting any vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
So happy to see this on tap again, it's V@S season! Huge vanilla notes in the nose accompany the roasty malt base and dry porter yeast. Coffee shows up on my palate; fades to leave its bitterness on the roof of my mouth. Earlier in my beer career I just lumped this in with imperial stouts, but now I can clearly differentiate this dry porter yeast. And man, this stands out brightly among the other imperial porters out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (944) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Draught > Common Table. Wow, this is delicious. Big but a super easy drinker. I was worried that it would be overly sweet b/c of the vanilla but that’s not the case. Great balance. I wish the palate was creamier but that’s being picky. Not really more I can add.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1080) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells strongly of roasted coffee. Taste dominated by coffee and vanilla with a roasted undertone. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point Victory at Sea finishes with a coffee bitterness and some vanilla tones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluejacket74 (1613) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
22 ounce bottle, stamp says enjoy by 11/26/13. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that sticked around for a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and bittersweet chocolate. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, it tastes like coffee, roasted and burnt/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of caramel. It starts off bitter, and then the sweet flavors catch up to balance things out. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a bit creamy and has moderate carbonation. The 10% ABV is well hidden. I have to say this is a pretty good overall brew. As soon as I heard Ballast Point was coming to Ohio, this was the beer from them that I was wanting to try the most, and it hasn’t disappointed! $8.99 a bomber, I know I’ll be buying this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (553) - El Cajon, California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
On tap at Brody’s in Jamul. Pours dark black with a medium to large head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is vanilla forward with coffee, roast, nuts, chocolate. Really nice mouthfeel, medium body. Very good.

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