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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3055) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Pours an opaque black color with a soapy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and vanilla. Coffee flavor upfront with a sweet vanilla ending. Very nice porter with a great body!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4595) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Skyview V, 11/11/11. Courtesy of Footbalm. Black color with a small head. Aroma of vanilla and coffee. Sweet vanilla and sugar flavor. Malty and chocolatey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Sean. Pours a dark brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of coffee notes with some roasted malts and dark grain. Flavor begins full of coffee with roasted malts and a hint of sweet chocOlate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcos (1670) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Location/Date: November 2011 ratings catchup, split bottle with Dave.

Appearance: Pours opaque black with red head.
Aroma: Aroma of coffee, sweet and maltiness.
Taste: Similar to aroma, coffee, malt, some bitterness, sweet.
Palate: Medium body.

Summary: I really like porters, and really enjoyed this beer. Thanks Dave!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours dark chocolate black with a nice brown head. Aroma is intense coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted barley. The taste is thick and rich, alcoholic, very strong for a porter. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimreaperguru (251) - santee, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours a jet black color with a short lived dark brown head.The aroma was of roasted malt,coffee,cocoa and vanilla.The flavor was of roasted malt,coffee with vanilla.The body was full with a bitter coffee aftertaste.Overall a very good beer from Ballast point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2011
This is a beauty! Pours very dark with a light brown head with nice retention. Lacing all the way down as you sip and savor.....balancing rich coffee,creamy vanilla and BIG porter roastiness. Finishes earthy, resinous hops, and mildly sweet and ashen. Imperial indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2050) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2012 Date: November 11, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: MN Gathering @ Skyview V Dark brown pour, roasted chocolate and coffee, some bourbon and vanilla as well. December 21, 2012 - got a bottle from Joe. Dark brown pour with nice head that lasted. Moved appearance to a 5, but kept everything else the same. The alcohol is present, just not the bourbon I mentioned in my initial rating.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
On tap at Barley and Hops Great full body. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon and roast chocolate. Smooth and easy to drink

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7878) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle at MN Gathering @ Skyview V. Super dark brown pour with small soapy head. Aroma of rich oak and mild coffee. Medium slick palate. Taste is oak, bourbon, and roast. Awesome.

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