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RATINGS: 1276   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sailracer (443) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Tap. Strong flavors in this one. A mild sweetness gives way to huge roasted flavors and a strong bitter aftertaste that sticks with you. The roasting was too heavy for my tastes (seemed burned) and the bitter finish was disagreeable to my palate. I’ll stick with imperial stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1450) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2015
beige head leaves lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is vanilla, molasses, roasted malts, coffee. taste like aroma, ash, tobacco, bitter chocolate long and lingering bitter aftertaste, slight alcoholheat in the end. quite dense body, medium carbonation. very taste! bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (885) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle from a trade with Weezel. Pours a deep black, thick light mocha coloured head, leaving lots of lace. Nose is malt dominant, coffee grounds, milk chocolate, sweet, vanilla. Tastes big coffee, bitter, sweet, toffee, caramel, vanilla. Pretty awesome for a regular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
two7offsuit (376) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Pours dark brown with a thick light brown head. Aroma is strong dark roast coffee. Flavor is coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmacklin (451) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque, dark brown almost black with a large, frothy, long lasting, light brown head that laces. Strong coffee aroma with roasted malt, vanilla and dark chocolate. Sweet flavour of vanilla, caramel, liquorice and dark chocolate with a bitter coffee finish. Medium to full body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent. A world class Imperial Porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1149) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle bough at bier-deluxe.de. Roast, coffee, lots of vanilla, chocolate and light bitterness. Awesome beer I must say, got even better after letting it rest overnight.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smaynard6000 (809) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is robust roasted chocolate malt and coffee. Roasted coffee flavor with vanilla notes. Full bodied with creamy texture and lingering roasty finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
George2Tall (29) - - AUG 24, 2015
The vanilla / coffee combination is not unpleasant, but it can be overpowering. This is a beer to be enjoyed once, but cannot be drunk over an evening. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (264) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with a relatively lasting coffee brown head leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Similar flavours, some liquorice and dark fruits coming through. Slick oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
altonbrownd (3984) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle from Chevy Chase Beer and Wine. Dark black body with thin head. Nose is liquorice, caramel. Oily taste. Nice roast and toasty. Smooth, creamy texture. Vanilla in the finish. Really nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (715) - - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Black with tan head. Aroma is all coffee, deep roasted coffee flavours and a touch of vanilla/chocolate in the background. Taste is sweet and bitter. Medium body and prickly carbonation. Amazing stuff.

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