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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle pours black with thin tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Tastes are espresso and chocolate, but vanilla is on the finish. Body is full with average carbonation and a nice long roasty vanilla finish. Overall, a tremendous Imperial Porter that is not to be missed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1330) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Finally gonna rate this beastly brew. Nose is full of roasted malt/coffee aromas, smooth vanilla, dark chocolate, some dark fruits, and a metallic earthy note. Excellent. I love the vanilla tones in this. Body is dark, dark brown/almost black with a tan colored head. Taste is lots of roasted malt and earthy coffee. There is plenty of chocolate and coffee dominating the flavors on this porter with a light vanilla finish. This is a great porter for sure. I’m so glad I got a second chance to get this brew after passing it up a few times already. What was I thinking??

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4128) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 Tap. Pours opaque black with thick, frothy tan head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, and light toffee. Flavor is malt dominate with earthy hops and faint fruit esters; dry, ashy finish. Full body with medium carbonation and warmth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10604) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Tap at Naja’s. Pours opaque with a large, frothy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is vanilla, coffee and oak with dates and plums, licorice, chocolate and roast malt. Flavor is malt dominant, oak, vanilla and prunes, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (5206) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
At 2012 Avery Strong Ale Fest. Black with a thin creamy light tan head. Aroma of roasted chocolate and roasted coffee, with just a bit of creaminess. Smells just awesome. Taste is superb as well. Lots of coffee, lots of sweet milk chocolate, and a creamy vanilla tone that adds sweetness and complexity. Finish and aftertaste is sweet delicious vanilla-chocolate ice cream. Big glass of win.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (7348) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2012
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours black with a offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit. Taste is rather sweet with malts, coffee, caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark fruit. medium body, soft carbonation. 090312

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10024) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2012 Bottle with Steve and the BA crew. Dark brown appearance with a dark brown head. Delicious vanilla bean, rich dark cocoa, light espresso aroma. Creamy mouth feel. Somewhat bitter coffee, dark cocoa, rich and sweet vanilla bean, delicious dessert flavor. Fuck yeah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle shared at the RBWG in Austin. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is lots of coffee, dirty, a little chocolate, and roast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2877) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2012
One of the best beers I’ve had in a while. A wonderful aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasty malt and vanilla. The flavor has all of the aroma and is balanced by just a bit of hops. It has a velvetty smooth feel and a lingering after taste. Looks great too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1842) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2012
On tap at Pinocchio’s. Dark pour, dark tan pour, leaves perfect rings on the glass with each sip. Lots of vanilla and milk chocolate, but also a roasty bite at the finish. Rich and delicious. Nice.

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