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RATINGS: 1164   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2757) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 4, 2012
From 650ml brown bottle. Black pour, med sized beige head with nice creaminess. Huge coffee nose, a little sweetness as well. Taste has big black coffee, toffee, roasty. Dry finish, lingering coffee and vanilla notes. Medium body. Smooth, very nice strong porter.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeratarian (133) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Pours dark and black but not thick with a 1/2 inch brown and tan head. Aroma is of coffee and cherries. Flavor is dry and crisp dark coffee. Light vanilla and roasty malt. Alcohol is hidden and more crisp and dry than an imp stout. Really tasty and a must try.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jyrsa (132) - - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle BBE 12/10/13. Pours brownish black with small brown head. Coffee amd vanilla ice cream. Burnt malt and coffee with hints of chili. A very nice imperial porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollE2k (34) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Really nice imperial porter. Dark chocolate, amounts of vanilla and dark chocolate. Really tasty. Only bad thing is that its get a little bit to much in the long run. Would love to try the Bourbon aged version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (2554) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12 oz bottle: Now available in 6 packs! :) Great looking, with a frothy tan head that leaves lovely lacing and has great retention. Aroma: coffee, dark roasted grains, vanilla and alcohol, in that order. Flavor: initially more subdued coffee allowing a nicely balanced mix, but the coffee does build at the end and build with repeated sipping. Vanilla is subtle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Poured from bottle at 54F. Pours a dark brown with a 1 finger tan head. Head leaves lots of lacing. Aroma - cocoa nibs, coffee, smoked green chile. Taste - holy cow big; dark chocolate, dark coffee, alcohol and a touch of vanilla. Mouthfeel is rich and a touch oily. It is a bit too big and coffee-centered for me.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (2346) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Lovely monster. Appearance is a large tan, slow to settle, thick head with lots of lace and and opaque black brown color. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, roast malt, leather, black earth, dank forest, cement. Flavor’s similar to nose, fairly dry, just enough tang and bitter to balance and then a hint of sweet in the finish. Body is just right. Long finish. Nary a hint of strength.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (45) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Holy gadzooks batman, this stuff rocks. I feel an urge to watch old WW2 movies about victory at Coral Sea and Midway. Lots of bitter coffee, mocha, black walnuts and buncha other stuff. Loved it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2164) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2015
Pours black with a large tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt and very soft coffee. Flavours include more vanilla and a fair bit of sweet malt. A fair whack of coffee too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanK (240) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 17, 2015
12oz Pours an impenetrable black with a small tan head. Smell of coffee beans and vanilla, with some other complexities. Is thick bodied and relatively well carbonated. Dark coffee flavors dominate and make for a bitter, dry beer. Alcohol is well hidden by bitterness, not much vanilla when tasting just bitter coffee. Very solid and impressive for 10%.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1451) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Deep brown pour. Smoky coffee aromas with some background bitterness. Sweet on sipping. Chewy palate. Dry finish. Coffee and vanilla syrup. Slightly medicinal finish.


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