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RATINGS: 1428   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricks (917) - Delaware, USA - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 Jet black with a healthy tan foamy head,. Aroma of coffee and perhaps a hint of vanilla. Tastes strong of coffee, vanilla and alcohol. Some burn but awesome creamy mouthfeel though some bitterness. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omega (881) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 18, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Magnificent beer. Rich robust full bodied with real intent to overwhelm the palate with flavour. RERATE: Having just tried a beer that I gave 4.4 how can I not improve on this? Previously this was in my top five. Where do I go from here? If you like full flavoured dark beers, then this is one of the finest examples you will see.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bomber, pourds opaque black wih a foamy peated head, rich aroma of cream, cocoa, vanilla, some burnt sugar, flavor is full, rich, and sweet, tons of chocolatey round elements and super creamy, fairly assertive lingering bitterness, really delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4903) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle (22 oz) 2012. Traded by Reynold314, thanks Matt! Dark brown (almost black) with a medium brown head and huge lacing. Aroma of vanilla,roasted malt and coffee. Taste is about the same with slight caramel notes. Medium body. Alcohol is well hidden. This Imperial Porter is super tasty and pleasant to drink, but not very complex (vanilla/coffee) and pretty straightforward.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2013
draft at Coles, Buffalo. dark pour, tan head. roast, vanilla, coffee notes in both aroma and flavor. very drinkable at 10%. Fuller bodied. Very nice porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1142) - , Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bomber to glass. Nice roasted aroma with small amount of vanilla. Dark dark pour with beige head. Taste is smooth with slight vanilla. I found the roasted flavor to be too strong. Really was more charred than roasted

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rougeau13 (2469) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Black, with a moderate light brown head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma of vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, and light roast. Taste is rich with some sweetness and tons of coffee and dark chocolaty bitterness. Pretty full bodied and creamy with a mild alcohol sting. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2013
12oz bottle, I’m usually not one for the imperial taste, but this one is excellent. Black pour, small tan head, aroma of roasted nut hops,, taste of roasted vanilla, chocolate malts, earthy tones (maybe from the coffee flavors). Well balanced, complexity, warming alcohol, nice brew from Ballast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Draught. black, syrupy, and little head. The aroma is just sweet vanilla and mediocre coffee. The flavor is way too sweet and bad flavored coffee bitter. Texture is slick with little life and a little drying end. This is terribly balanced and ill conceived. flavored coffee is gross and imperial porters don’t work as a style t for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerenberger (1591) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Aroma of rich coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. An opaque blackish brown pour with a rapidly dissipating tan head and abundant lacing. The taste is amazing! Dark roasted coffee up front, a hoppy bitterness in the middle, and a vanilla chocolatety finish. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, another Ballast Point success!

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