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RATINGS: 1431   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wordsworth (147) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Totally black with a creamy khaki head. Smells of coffee, vanilla, light hops a malts. The flavor is identical to the smell but very full and robust. Roasted flavors and malts finish a complex beer. This is absolutely phenomenal. Cannot stress how good this is.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tkenvin (4) - Walpole, Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2016 does not count
Quite simply the best overall porter you will ever consume. Shear ecstasy for the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (6351) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle from trade with Henrik - thank you! The beer has got a deep black colour with a steady and smooth head and a smooth body. Delicious aroma of chocolate, coffee and malt. Taste of bittersweet chocolate, strong coffee, malt, barrel and dark bread. Intense and strong finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (1724) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2016
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget web. Black with tanned head. Roasted malt, bitter coffee and light sweer vanilla. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
Vanilla and coffee flavor really stands out. Yummmmm. The downside is that the flavor tastes a bit artificial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (584) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
Très axée sur la vanille, c’est un dessert sucré et cochon. Un alcool magnifiquement caché et une buvabilité assez épeurante. Pas une bière extrêmement complexe, c’est au bout du compte comme un cupcake qu’on mange sans trop se poser de question.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
partchapol (86) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Smell and taste of coffee, cacao, vanilla. Taste also malt, slightly sour, right bitterness. Right texture. Very good beer, just hope it less of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillemsUrenkel (1327) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2016
22 fl oz bottle, bought at the brewery. My 100th US beer on RB. Nearly black, only reddish edges. More than one finger beige head. Strong coffee on the nose. Taste starts also with strong coffee. In the middle part some low sweetness, little bit vanilla. Increasing alcoholic. Malt in the background. Warming. Strong stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sebilinz (1603) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Black body with brown head. Aroma is coffee chocolate dried fruit and some vanilla. Taste is also coffee, vanilla with some roasted malts. Aftertaste is nice bitter perfect balanced by some malty sweetness. Very nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 6, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (824) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Dark black color with thin light brown ring of a head an little lacing. Aroma and flavor have deep chocolatey, cocoa, coffee and vanilla notes. Very smooth but bold, and tasty!

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