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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
outstanding beer for it’s type. smell and taste are wonderful. If you like coffee porters, you will love this beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
bastard bad boy sea brew kicked my ass last night. maybe because i was in the army? cocoa a bit of caramel and light smoke. beer seems moderate and gets dense and murky like hot cocoa in coal with the alcohol totally hidden since it took me a pint to even notice it. balanced with vanilla this beer is satisfying. i’m a coffee prude as well so i didn’t get that much there. from the best taps on the Eastern Seaboard R&H NYC.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2164) - - DEC 16, 2012
Pours black with 2 finger khaki head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol. Taste reveals prominent coffee note and lots of alcohol that kind of obscures the vanilla. Probably needs to be aged a bit to take the sting out of the alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Draft from Valhalla. Pours opaque brown black with tan small head. Roasted malts and coffee. Dark chocolate. Well done.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlexChillton (18) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2012
This is the best porter I've ever had. The vanilla dominates in aroma and taste but is nicely balanced by the coffee. It's all about the vanilla here and it's amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gearz (55) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Pours like motor oil with minimal head. Smells like a pot of cold coffee. Tastes like coffee on the front and the vanilla comes in on the back end. Has the bitterness you would expect of a carbonated coffee. Really great for a 10% abv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1018) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Massive coffee roast, fudge and molasses on the nose. Pitch black in color with a mahogany tint. Big roasty flavors of caramel, coffee beans, espresso, fudge chocolate, cocoa beans and hinted vanilla. Big booze on the finish. Texture is very smokey and thick. Overall, this is a strong, full bodied beer with mean coffee and fudge overtones. I’d give this an A rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Draft at Khyber Pass. Pitch black oily pour. Only in holding the ring up to a very bright light could I discern that it was really a pitch black brown. Tan head left fairly quickly. Wonderful big boozy dark flavors. Charcoal. Ash. Coffee grounds. Tobacco. Burnt toast. Vanilla beans. Devils Food Cake left in the oven and burnt to a crisp. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Draft. Poured nearly black with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor was lots of roasted malt, mild vanilla, mild coffee, some chocolate and caramel. Low bitterness, moderate sweetness. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Thought it could have used a touch more bitterness for balance. But still quite tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2500) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 3, 2012
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC. Opaque near black with khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, oak and roasted malt. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, pepper, vanilla and oak. Full body and and low/medium carbonation. An outstanding brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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