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RATINGS: 988   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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.

chribban's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chribban (162) - - SEP 12, 2013
Dark, dark brown almoust black with just a little beige head. Not much lacing on the glass. Nose: Vanilla, milk chocolate, cream, yoghurt, chili, fudge, coffee and sweet licoriche. Taste: Coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, licoriche, soy sauce, wood, brown sugar, raisin and just a little bit of booze. A full body with almoust no carbonation and so complex taste! ! just LOVE this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (2900) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, colour with a large brown head.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, liquorice, caramel.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, alcohol, caramel, coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours black with a brown head . Nose of coffee and vanilla. Taste is coffee and roasted malt with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate. Dry slightly bitter finish. Good porter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1060) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head! Aroma of raw roasted coffee beans and sick raw bourbon vanilla right on yo face! Also some dark dried fruits, roasted malts, a woody and almost sawdusty feel to it along with some cocoa beans and smooth oatmeal. Taste is sweet and bitter with lots of roasted notes, vanilla, coffee, dark bitter chocolate and smooth oatmeal. Very very balanced and stunning porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (262) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a big, brown frothy head. Aroma is huge vanilla, coffee, strong roast, Sweet berries, and almost some banana. Vanilla ice cream and some wood. Taste is really nice and well balanced! Dry chocolate, vanilla, slightly oatmealish, which rounds the sharp roast off in a great way. Dry coffee in the back. Very exclusive and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (3281) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, and lots of it, plenty of chocolate, vanilla, a bit of roasted malt, and some sugars. Taste is sweet, with plenty of vanilla and minimal bitterness. Lots of chocolate throughout. Alcohol is characteristically well covered by the flavor. Body is not all that heavy. Easy drinking for its size. Dangerous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3491) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
On my second and final flight of beers at The Hopping Pig, San Diego on 18th March 2014. Black, with a lasting beige head, texture was creamy. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. The taste follows along with the roasted maltiness imparting chocolate and coffee like in the nose, it is more bitter in the mouth though. The alcohol is noticeable but it adds to the overall enjoyment of this very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (511) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2014
Color negro con reflejos caobas y densa espuma beige. Aromas de café dulce y vainilla. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce de vainilla bastante intenso que se une a un toque de café, aun dulce, para acabar con un amargor, tostado resinoso y seo. Muy rica.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roxtersoxter (267) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours black with little to no head out of bottle. Excellent aroma of roasted cocoa, hazelnut, and vanilla. Flavor is full of chocolate with hint of roasted coffee and nuts. A little vanilla at the finish. Great beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11128) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Hyltebruk. Pours deep black with a lovely, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma is stunning, chocolate, hazelnuts, coffee, vanilla, a hint of spicy chili. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and creamy and a tad light (in a pleasant way). Flavour has stunning coffee, soft smoke, luscious chocolate, light vinious, light vanilla. Great balance. balance

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnyguns (886) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours pitch black with a firm tan head. Nose is heavy roasted coffee, sweet vanilla and chocolate. Taste is huge. Powerful fresh espresso hit upfront. The sweet vanilla and chocolate notes round it off wonderfully. World class beer.

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