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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, coffee, cacao, wood, vanilla, chocolate notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, dry cacao and a peppery finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091114]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown to black with a lacing tan head. Dense coffeeish aroma. Chocolate too. Herbal and solid coffeeish flavour. Dry and slight spiced. Smooth yet and mild acidic roasted malt. Lingering roasted malty finish with a nice coffee base flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2009
Draft at the brewery. A pitch black beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, roasted malt, and lots of chocolate. The flavor has strong notes of coffee and chocolate as well as medium notes of roasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours black with a warm reddish/orangey note and a creamy light brown head. Hard roasted malts in the nose. Solid body, massive hard roasted malt - almost charcoal - that eventually manages to battle and win the cloyingly sweet and unpleasant vanilla notes. Ends with a warming alcohol and a massive malt bitterness - almost astringent. 141109

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Bottled@Chriso pre-gbbf shindig. Deep brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, some toffee and mild ashy notes. Flavour is ashes, toffee, toasted malts, mild alcohol as well as some nuttyness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle at Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of fresh ground coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate with notes of coffee. Roasted finish of coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2009
Bottled at Thrash Zone, Yokohama, Japan. Opaque black, beige fairly coarse head. Milky chocolate strikes first. Near full bodied. Vanilla and chocolate dominates tar, coffee steps in to accompany the vanilla. Mid sweet with long salty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15557) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma with hints of vanilla. Dry roasted malty coffee and vanilla flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty coffee and vanilla finish with hints of bitter chocolate in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Draught at REAL A Gastropub, Honolulu, HI
Black color with persistent beige head, creamy. Good aroma of coffee and chocolate. The mouthfeel is smooth and round; good flavor of roasted malt and chocolate, quite rich, with a hint of coffee; very strong bitterness (also from the roasted malts) with some hop qualities in the background. Long final, with some alcohol.
A very interesting beer, almost a coffee liquor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Trade with Theydon_bois. Thanks. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Fresh coffee, vanilla, roast and charcoal. Smooth and soft. Dry and really tasty. Lovely.


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