bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best Porter I have ever had. Huge vanilla bean nose, huge vanilla bean taste, then a chocolatey, slightly bitter coffee and berry finish. Unbelievable beer.
chrisv10 (13107) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 10%. Black with tiny brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, espresso, little liquorice with notes of alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquroice, espresso, hop, little vegetable, oak, medium sweet, notes of alcohol and bitter.
acearl (435) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle to snifter, dark brown mostly opaque pour with thick creamy diminishing tan head with minimal lacing, smells of vanilla and coffee, not overly roasted, good balance as = not too much coffee, texture is not too heavy, tiny but lively carbonation, alcohol comes through, overall I enjoyed on this first colder fall day
closey22 (1283) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with Lacy rimming tan head; aroma is very rich roasty malt hint of coffee; flava is amazingly complex blend of fruit cherry vanilla alcohol licorice then coffee; feels medium slight fizz; finishes dry roasty malty
shadey (1998) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottles. I tried this without any idea of how it was being rated here. I’m very surprised at the super-high ratings. It is interesting and a bit novel, but to me the flavors clash. The vanilla is obvious and the coffee is present, but it tastes a bit like a good porter that had vanilla added to it. I recognize the quality of the brewing process that happened here, but to me the flavors don’t come together as well as I had hoped.
Sdaniel90 (571) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 65cl. Opaque dark brown with a brown head. Sweet roasted aroma with hints of caramel, coffee, spices. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich and oily. Sweet but not overly so. Tremendous roasted and spicy character. Exquisite coffee and alcohol finish. One of the most complex and sheerly delicious beers Ive tasted.
mrjaxson (379) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Totally over the top porter madness, Victory at Sea is. Inhaling scents of vanilla, coffee and caramel prepares you for both the sweetness and bitterness (though far more of former than latter) and dare I say a bit of numbness from the alcohol content? Poured from a bottle.
BeergeekKorea (61) - SOUTH KOREA - SEP 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Clear vanilla and rich roasty malt
Appearance: Black colour and crisp creamy head, dark brown
Taste: Medium sweet of malts, medium bitter is also there, and very light sour from acid
Palate: Medium full body, creamy and oily texture, fizzy carbonation on the acid, and bitter and complex finish of aroma from vanilla and malts
NallePalle (319) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Pipes of Scotland, Uppsala. Vanilla clearly present, though not too much (foam gives hint of icecream).
ExpendableHero (787) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark cola colored beer with a frothy, brown head. Strong aromas of roasted coffee. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, some hints of raisins, and subtle notes of vanilla. Very earthy with a silky mouth feel. Bitter coffee finish. Some booze in there too. Brutal coffee brew. Tasty.
dayth (14) - - SEP 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite imperial porters ever. Elegant and thick, with the bitterness of the coffee and hops balanced with vanilla and a chocolatey malt body.