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RATINGS: 1056   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2010
Basically a black brew with a small beige foam on top. Aroma is lots of caramell, vanilla and light powdery chocolate alongside subtile notes of liqourice. Flavor is huge vanilla and sweet caramell giving way to dark and light chocolate ending on a extremely sharp and pleasant coffe bitterness that rescues this beer from being too sweet and straight forward. Still rather simple but tasty with a slick medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Vanilla truffle aromas. Booming vanilla and coffee flavors. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5341) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Kevin at Grape and Gourmet. Pours near black with a short brown head. Aroma is vanilla, coffee, pipe tobacco, roasted malt and molasses. Taste is more vanilla and coffee with lighter tobacco, roasted malt, caramel, soft alcohol and light brown sugar. Mouthfeel is that of moderate carbonation with a slight warmth. Body is medium overall. Ends with more bitter coffee, roasted malt, lighter vanilla and tobacco and molasses. Very tasty!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1503) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared at Grape & Gourmet’s 4th Anniversary (thanks to GandGKevin). Dark brown to black pour. Strong roasted coffee aroma with just a hint of vanilla. The taste is almost the opposite with strong vanilla bean upfront and espresso in the background. I didn’t notice the alcohol. An outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Huge coffee nose. Taste is dominated by chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Has sharp coffee bitterness. Minimal vanilla noted. Was expecting more vanilla flavor but it is still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomisterp (56) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2010
22oz. Bottle. Coffee aroma. Pitch black appearance with a small tan head. starts out creamy with huge roasted chocolate flavor. The vanilla flavor does not shine as much from the bottle as it does from draft. Very robust brew with medium carbonation and hints of licorice at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2010
(Sample Date: 1/16/2010 Source:Decaturstevo) Coffee with chcolate and roast in aroma. Black with medium tan head. Coffee with some dark fruitiness and carmelized sugar in flavor. Vanilla comes out in the finish. Light astringency and moderate bitterness. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Wow! Delicious imperial porter! Aroma was great. Strong vanilla with coffee undertones. Pour was a nice black with a 2 finger tan head. Taste was a big and full mix of coffee and vanilla. The vanilla hits you in the front and the coffee dominates the aftertaste. Very strong and biting carbonation. Very warming and nice. Great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2015) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2010
bottle poured a dark black in color with a hefty one finger brown head that dragged down the sides of the glass nicely. aroma has roasted malt, coffee, fresh vanilla, chocolate, and some cream. nice soft coating texture. flavor has a lot of chocolate, roasted coffee, light bitterness, very natural vanilla, and cream. the mouth feel is great and for such a high abv. beer the alcohol is totally subdued.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Pours a gorgeous black with near perfect tan head. Great roasted malt and coffee notes in the nose, accompanied by some light vanilla tones. Flavor contains a ton of chocolate and coffee, with vanilla and roasted notes arriving later. Beautiful balance of sweet and roasty with just the right amount of coffee in the background. Great brew.

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