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RATINGS: 1251   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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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerenberger (1564) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Aroma of rich coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. An opaque blackish brown pour with a rapidly dissipating tan head and abundant lacing. The taste is amazing! Dark roasted coffee up front, a hoppy bitterness in the middle, and a vanilla chocolatety finish. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, another Ballast Point success!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2515) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle. Heavy notes of roasted malts, old hops and coffee. A bit too heavy for my liking. Nice thick an smooth texture.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leaparsons (8804) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Near black with a beige head. Roast coffee with dark berries and vanilla. Marzipan alcohol with light funk. Creamy oak barrel with oatmeal and blackberries. Leather and white board marker pen with gritty dark chocolate. Boozy, warming finish. Brilliant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2453) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Quite sweet aroma. Heavy taste of coffee, rosted malts, chocolate and candy sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malin_aiisa (162) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Brown, black. Brown thick head. Aroma of coffe, salty caramel Coffee bitterness, some aluminum taste. Fizzy. Dark

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (2041) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle from Elmanana. Many thanks! Dark brown with brown head. Medium carbonation. Sweet aroma of cocoa, vanilla, roasted malts and coffee. Sweet with bitter finish. Caramel and vanilla. Not bad but not my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (532) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Bristol. A deep brown colour with a thick mocha head. Aroma of fresh coffee beans, some roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, liquorice and subtle tobacco. Taste of espresso, dark chocolate, some vanilla, slight alcohol, liquorice, nuts and a little pepper. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A warming, roasted, peppery hop bitterness in the finish. A nice imperial porter, It’s lighter on the tongue than a stout but just has flavourful, great combination of coffee and vanilla.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gription79 (2570) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Huge spicy pepper coffee aroma. Vanilla dominates the flavor, coffee, delight ashy, astringent. No balance, little beer character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1556) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle my parents brought back from CA. Poured black with thick tan head. Aroma roasty sweet vanilla. Light carb med bod. Tastes light bitter resin hop choc.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (801) - - JUN 24, 2015
a porter brewed with coffee and vanilla; deep dark brown to black with a thick tan head; coffee aroma with chocolate and vanilla notes; a creamy, chocolaty porter with slightly sweet roasted malt and lots of coffee notes and hints of vanilla; well balanced and very tasty

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1217) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Mmmm, coffee! Pours nearly black w/ a retaining mocha head that leaves a lot of lacing. The aroma is an exquisite blend of coffee & vanilla. The taste is primarily coffee w/ a hint of vanilla in the middle & finally finishes bitter in true porter style. It’s incredibly light on the palate for the complexity & 10% abv. It’s bold, in your face deliciousness!


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