Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1460   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.

kevinator's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
For porters you don’t get much better than this. Nice roasted coffee aroma. Deep dark color with medium brown head. Nice mouthfeel of medium weight. Carbonation was just right. Great roasted malt flavor with coffee being more dominant than the vanilla. Well rounded with a mild hops bitterness. Greatness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrunkenYeti (9) - Montana, USA - OCT 25, 2016 does not count
This is currently my favorite overall beer. Pours half a finger head, starts with a light vanilla and stout flavor and ends with strong coffee.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chadski (77) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Near perfection. Vanilla extract aroma comes out of the initial coffee. Not too heavy with a great hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humpah (143) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2016
0,33l bottle at Harry’s, Jyväskylä. Pours black colour with no head.Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, bitterness, a bit spices. A tad sweet, bittery taste, thickish body. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours almost black. Medium white head. Herbal notes, spices, lots of coffee, hints of cocoa in the aroma. Quite spicy. Really strong roasted coffee at first. Bitterness and coffee beans in the middle. Chocolaty notes. Spicy finish. Coffee and hints of chocolate in the aftertaste. Rather heavy bodied. Really enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is coffee grounds, creamy vanilla. Taste is strong coffee, coffee liqueur, bitter grounds... the vanilla smooths things out a little in the middle but ultimately I wanted more of it to even out some of the black coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4224) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
Draft at Ballast Point. Black pour. Aroma of soft roasted malt, creamy coffee and vanilla. Smooth taste of creamy vanilla, coffee, soft roast, chocolate and a creamy finish. Great porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rei00 (66) - CHILE - SEP 8, 2016
Una Porter de color oscuro con una espuma beige generosa. Su aroma es a café y vainilla con notas de chocolate. Su sabor es a café capuccino, caramelo, chocolate Bitter y vainilla que mantienen un adecuado equilibrio entre sí. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Punkero (303) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Delicate. Sophisticated. Sweet, roasted. Vanilla. Coffee. Medium body. Some caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeerFanatic (1018) - Friona, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Pours a dark chocolate color with a thick creamy head and good retention. Big aromas of brownie, strong coffee, strong chocolate/cocoa, vanilla, wood and slight smoke. Flavors strong coffee, strong chocolate, medium vanilla, wood, slight smoke. Medium bitter, medium sweet, slight astringent aftertaste. The bitter astringency is the only thing that turns me off in this tasty brew. Its not to strong but it does linger on the palate. The coffee and the vanilla stick out well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (1050) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
Black color, brown head. Coffee nose, caramel, toffee, vanilla, roasted malt, muscovado sugar, hints of dark chocolate, cardamom and cinnamon. Rich and roasted malty taste, cocoa, vanilla, bitter coffee, well balanced, hidden alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Personal stats: Rating #1000

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 146

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50