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RATINGS: 1212   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pours a heinous black color with a fading tan head and lasting ring. Burly bittered dry aromas with a strong coffee and boozy vibe. Slight vanilla and chocolate scents are the top slice of a layered and deep bouquet. Spent coffee and chocolate flavors are present as well as a pronounced bittered piney backbone that strikes down the palate. The rounded flavors emerge to elicit some fruited slightly souring sparkled notes to reveal a lasting drying finish. Very ncie


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anderson01 (231) - Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2015
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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (606) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (602) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (119) - - MAY 24, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (356) - - MAY 24, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dojken (317) - - MAY 22, 2015
Flaska. Finfin doft! Här finns havdoft o kaffe o vanilj. Smaken är riktigt trevlig o balanserad. Kaffe med vanilj i lagom doser. En riktigt god stout!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patrik (366) - - MAY 19, 2015
Underbar doft av kaffe, vanilj. Smakar tydligt kaffe, choklad å sen rejält med vanilj. Jävligt fyllig Porter. Inte ett uns av alkohol slår igenom 10%. Fin som faan. En rik Porter i fin amerikansk stil.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
anthony850 (341) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Smooth with coffee and caramel. Great tasting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (395) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pretty nice looking beer. Dark chocolate brown, black basically, dark tan head. As advertised, aroma is heavy on vanilla and coffee. Roasted barley is heavy. There are some fairly strong fruit notes in the back, which are a little outputting for me. Taste is pretty strong, especially for a porter. Sweetness dominates. Body is medium-strong. Soft carbonation. Very long finish. Overall, this is a well made beer, but wouldn’t buy again. The aroma is really nice, but the fruit notes are just too strong. It would be so nice without them. The coffee and vanilla are strong (and great).

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
55x11 (13) - - MAY 13, 2015
Pours dark black with white head. Aroma and taste of coffee and vanilla. Strong and rather bitter. Pretty high and strong kick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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