beertholomeus (1120) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with thick dark tan head. Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla aromas. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla and roasted malt flavors. Some alcohol taste present. Sweet chocolate finish and full body. Very good.
IngetSlick (45) - - MAY 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cornelis Pub. Big.creamy Beige head. Smells of coffee, almond, vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate. Tastes chocolate, almond, coffee. Sweet and bitter. Amazing.
jbuskirk (576) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lately, I’ve sounded like a broken record when it comes to dark beer. Beers brewed with coffee have left me wanting more coffee. Apparently, Victory at Sea heard my pleas. Using the cold brewed technique (I’m becoming a bigger fan all the time) of coffee infusion, Victory at Sea has a big roasted smell and taste. What’s impressive is that the vanilla finds its way into the nose and palate, too, adding sweet and spicy notes. At times, the vanilla pairs with the coffee to create a flavor like mocha. At others, the coffee hits first and finishes with sweet vanilla. Either way, the flavors are incredible. This Imperial Porter is smooth yet strong. It’s damn near perfect.
annunz123 (921) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vanilla, roast coffee, and alcohol in the aroma. Great bittersweet flavor with coffee, caramel, chocolate, and vanilla. Surprisingly sweet finish with some roast coffee bitterness. Fantastic.
pinkzambia (1618) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: YUMMY! Full bodied porter with amazing balance in the sweetness of the vanilla and coffee. Not too sweet like Breckenridge, and not too much coffee. Just right. Enjoyable around the firepit on a late Spring night.
HuskerTan (733) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A- Coffee, mocha, chocolate, vanilla, subtle caramel, roasty, Starbucks frappuccino.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Coffee, slightly bitter, roasty, vanilla, mocha.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty bitter finish.
O- WOW. This may be the best damn smelling beer ever. So aromatic. It smells like a vanilla Starbucks frappuccino. So much coffee, vanilla, and goodness. The taste is about the same. The coffee and vanilla notes are played out exceptionally. A little bitter as it warms on the palate but still great. Not much I’d do to change this one. I want another.
anderson01 (231) - Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black in color with a think, frothy, tan head with great lacing. Strong coffee aroma with chocolate and vanilla notes. Has a light sweetness with a slight bitterness. Leaves a sticky feeling in my mouth. Leaves a long drawn out finish. Coffee and chocolate taste. Very good beer that is definetly worth buying again.
commonmac (614) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery with commonshawn, rosskyle, and wildcard. Large tulip glass. Deep plum color pushing black. Aroma is sweet molasses and roasted malt. Taste starts out sweet almost like a syrupy sweet stout. It moves towards the bitter, porter roasted malt notes stopping in the middle to bring on an alcohol hit. Caramel is present with some chocolate notes. Very good beer...best of the Ballast Point stable.
commonshawn (608) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Black with small white tan head. Smells amazing. Strong vanilla and chocolate. Some syrupy chocolate sugar. Very smooth. Only slightly sweet, good malt and late bitterness . Finish is good but flavor doesn?t last so much at the end. Really good.
rosskyle (130) - - MAY 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap at ballast point. Dark black color with medium brown head. Coffee chocolate aroma. Medium heavy body. Smooth texture. Sweet chocolate coffee with a little bitter finish.
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Jrwhitney6 (358) - - MAY 24, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with tan head. Nose is heavy coffee and chocolate - no vanilla. But the taste is a vanilla bomb with some coffee notes. Incredibly smooth. Excellent porter - if anything, maybe a drop heavy on the vanilla.
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