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RATINGS: 1262   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
b79turner (241) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 On tap at Hop City, pours black with a small cream colored head. Nose is coffee, oats, cocoa, vanilla. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. This is a very well done beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6984) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle. It pours very dark brown with a bubbly beige head. The aroma is coffee and vanilla with sweet roasted notes. Some nuts. The flavor is sweet and roasted with coffee and bitter malty. Quite strong vanilla notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bozoNZ (734) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 27, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2015 Black. Ruby highlights. Head a bit thin but holds a fine lace. Strong coffee nose vanilla a bit muted. Coffee dominates a bit much for mine overwhelming the base beer a bit

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Black body, small light brown head. Aroma has huge paprika at first but then mellows to some nutty roasted coffee. Acidic and coaly flavour, some strange bit papery sweetness. Perhaps thats the vainilla.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (3358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with tan head. Aromas of coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roast. Full body with a dry finish. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (436) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with a thick dark brown head. Aroma is strong coffee notes with subtle vanilla and a little pepper. Medium to full bodied with a dry bitter finish. Flavor is huge coffee. Also flavors of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and pepper. Excellent Porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Dark brown with a diminishing tan head and heavy lace. Big aromas of coffee and dark roasted malt. Light sweet start leading to coffee/espresso. Mild vanilla and hint of oak. Light lactose in the finish. Linger is fairly dry with a hint of bitterness. If you like strong coffee, you should really like this one. Fairly smooth and a bit sticky at times. 1/15

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tarmok (422) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2015
Dark brown with tan head. Aroma: coffee, hazel nuts, almonds, butterscotch. Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, coffee, hazel nuts, vanilla. full body, sticky feel, average carbonation, long vanilla finish,

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VamboladeTolly (743) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is lot of fresh coffe and vanilla, hazelnuts, almonds, toffee, butterscotsch, Taste is medium bitter, coffee bitterness, hazelnuts, vanilla toffee, butterscotsch, nice roast. Full body. Good beer- I want to have babys with this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
japi (135) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Very dark, almost black coloured beer with an off-white head. The aroma is mod. intensive with notes of espresso, vanilla, smoke and dark chocolate. The taste is very bitter, notes of dark chocolate and coffee. But the malty sweetness is also there. Very good, oily texture and full body. with a nice carbonation. Respect!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (548) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with small light brown head. Aroma roasty coffee, cocoa powder, vanilla, dry, malts, fudge. Taste is similar. Tons of coffee and vanilla. Dry cocoa powder, chocolate. Soft oat. Light and smooth for ABV. Dry roasty coffee finish.Really balanced.


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