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RATINGS: 1095   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wordsworth (135) - 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emartell (265) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JAN 26, 2015
Aroma exquisito. Bien concentrado y con notas potentes. Destacan los aromas a chocolate, café, maltas tostadas y Vainilla, todos bien integrados. En apariencia, color prácticamente negro. Cuerpo redondo, carbonatacion baja. Corona de espuma media de buena retención y muy consistente. En boca es suave, equilibrada, y con finales muy bien logrados. Al paladar es algo compleja pero a la vez fácil de beber. Muy equilibrada en cada momento, y es que a pesar de sus 60 IBU’s, en ningún momento se percibe un intenso amargor, ya que el dulzor de la malta se hace presente sin sobresalir. El final es exquisito, notas a café, chocolate y Vainilla se perciben incluso tiempo después del trago. En resumen es una excelente cerveza. Aromas y sabores bien conjuntados. Un excelente equilibrio entre dulzor de la malta y amargor del lúpulo. Las notas a chocolate, café y Vainilla no empalagan, sino al contrario, se complementan, y cada trago te deja con ganas de continuar. Simplemente excelsa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1388) - Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Appearance: deep near black, with a short, creamy light tan head. Aroma: big coffee nose, with dark chocolate and vanilla underneath. Taste: espresso, bitter dark chocolate, sweet cream and vanilla, wet wood, light booze, some caramel, and a little earthy, piney hops. Finish: lingering smooth bittersweet chocolate and vanilla, with a hint of lasting coffee roast. Notes: Full and silky, big, sweet, roasty, and a little boozy. A bottle for sharing. Gift from Josh in exchange for a bottle of Roger Meade Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (110) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Medium/strong aroma with roasted malts, vanilla and licorice. Black reddish color and medium/strong white brown head. Strong taste with dominating coffee flavors. Dark chocolate, roasted malts and some alcohol. Very balanced. Medium/long aftertaste with roasted malts and some hops. Medium/full body and soft carbonation. Overall high quality, though the amount of coffee doesn’t fit for my taste. Body could also be more full.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2363) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a black brown color with a foamy off white head. Notes of smoke, dark chocolate, coffee, brownie and earth. Very good

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (44) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pure coffe heavh, French roast, slight Valhalla, some toffe richness, flavor and aroma, great balance for a big brew. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (232) - - JAN 22, 2015
Bottled. Pour into a snifter, pitch black with a quickly dissipating large tan head. Aroma is tons of coffee. It just pours out of this beer. Vanilla is light, barely noticeable. Chocolate is more prominent. Amazing smell. Flavor is just an incredible amount of coffee. It?s remarkable. Not sure I get a whole lot of vanilla. As it warms maybe more vanilla but I barely get it. If I wasn’t told, I probably wouldn’t notice any. Coffee bitterness finish. This beer is full bodied and yet still silky smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1363) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2015
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a big creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is huge roast coffee with fudgy malts and a little vanilla.

The flavor is a little more subdued than expected. Lots of roast coffee, chocolate malt and vanilla with a big bitter roast finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery.

Overall, a very nice coffee porter with nice chocolate and vanilla notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1491) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
On tap at Global brew. Pours a very dark brown or black with a resilient tan head. Aroma of a cold pot of coffee. Taste is dark roasted malt, fresh ground coffee, black strap molasses, vanilla and prunes. Bitterness evident from roasted grains and ABV comes through after the swallow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (4244) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2015
355ml bottle. Black colour with small to average, creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, tan head. Roasty, dark malty aroma, a plethora of coffee notes, cedarwood, Grandpa’s cigar box. Taste delivers identical flavours. Excellent coffee - excellent beer. I don’t find (and don’t miss) the vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (606) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bomber to giant snifter. Dark brown with thick tan head. Luscious coffee flavor with silky vanilla finish.

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