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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Pours a deep dark bown, nearly black, but thinner than it would seem it should be. There is a small amount of dark tan head that sticks around throughout the drink. On the palate the beer feels richer than the appearance indicates. The vanilla flavor is the strongest note on the palate, but the coffee is noticeable as well. Really tasty stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
popway (118) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
You wouldn’t expect such pleasant sophistication from the accompanying skeleton graphic label on the bottle. But, the frothy tan head and opaque color, not completely jet black though, when poured into a snifter, revealed tantilizing notes of chocolate, smokiness, and carmel. Goes down smotth with little bitter aftertaste. Rather, thr resonance on the palette is pleasant. I might compare it with Choklat, but Victory has a more studied and merged character that holds well in all areas as an enjoyable delight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle. Black with a light-medium light brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt, strong coffee, cocoa. Taste is sweet, with more coffee and roasted flavors, bourbon, and just a little vanilla, no alcohol whatsoever. Roasted bitter finish. Full bodied, very smooth, incredibly easy to drink for it’s ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
huge roasty vanilla flavor, tons of coffee on nose and vanilla. The vanilla is slightly overwhelming keeping this from the 4’s. Although, very very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bone211 (7) - - MAR 1, 2012 does not count
If you like Speedway stout, this a simlar version with a slight bit of smoke added. Huge flavor and great finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Old quick review from 2009 - The mixture of coffee and vanilla in this porter is just spot on and the mouthfeel is amazing. Easily my favorite porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chastastic (17) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Full flavor with solid coffee, vanilla and cigar favors. Goes down smooth but a tad filling. 12 % catches up quickly. A great desert beverage or nightcap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
newcigarz (43) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Pours black with small tan head. Smell of vanilla and caramel. Taste brings more vanilla with hints of coffee and caramel. Slightly boozy. This is an awesome beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Best Porter I have ever had. Huge vanilla bean nose, huge vanilla bean taste, then a chocolatey, slightly bitter coffee and berry finish. Unbelievable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2012
This one was in the cellar for a while. Tasted in late November 2011 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil quite a while ago. Pours opaque black with an average brown head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is predominantly vanilla, along with coffee, dark chocolate, and overall generally darkly roasted malts. The flavor features the sweeter vanilla and chocolate notes up front, moving to the bitter coffee, and roasted coffee beans. The body is full and creamy with average carbonation and a long bitter coffee, vanilla, and malty dark chocolate finish.

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