RATINGS: 1579   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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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3.9
AirForceHops (10533) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 28, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2019 Bottle in a trade with tfontana. Thanks Tom. Bottle date of 24 Sept 2018. Aroma shows me vanilla, earthy coffee, chocolate. Flavor is strong earthy coffee throughout with a mild lasting vanilla finish. Alcohol nearly masked. Shows plenty of warming after the sip. It’s been 5 years since I had the base Porter. Somehow this variant is different?
Earlier Rating: 8/2/2014 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle purchased at One Stop Market. Dark black with thin white head. Aroma is vanilla bean strong with light coffee hints. Nice.

Flavor is coffee first followed by a nice roasted malt character. The vanilla bean lingers well after the sip. Medium body with a bitter / dry texture. Chocolate milk that lingers in the body.Solid but I guess this bottle has a bit of age on it because the coffee bean is starting to get bitter and acidic.

4.2
KevinReddirt (616) - Midland, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2019 A pleasant discovery in Palm Springs early this year, the weather is cool enough now to try Victory At Sea. I have the Teku glass out, why not. Dark liquid for sure, a full, tan head. Quite the scent, there’s a blast of chocolate, pecans and coconut. The drink finally, my, that’s large. The darkest chocolate you’ve ever had, sourdough bread, fudge without the sweetness, walnuts, malt, vanilla, some booze. Quite the experience.

4.3
Maris (2132) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2019 From a 355ml bottle on 23/9/2019. Pours a dark dark brown with a small head. Has a truly lovely strong vanilla flavour with lots of coffee in the background. Flavour wise there's chocolate, caramel, vanilla and masses of coffee. Sweet but has a decent whack of roasty bitterness which balances it out beautifully. Has a slick, creamy palate, with moderate carbonation. Cohesive, complex, magnificent.

4
stantheman (1595) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2019 Bomber. A dark liquid with a bit of tan head and a nose of coffee. On the palate, besides the coffee and dark roasted malt, there’s a vanilla note, a very welcome one. Not exactly rocket science but it does the job nicely. 👍

3.8
Vighals (6323) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2019 Svart medhørende lys grunt skum. Lukter espresso, vanilje og noe salt lakris. Fyldig. Smaker sterk bitter kaffe, alkohol og salt lakris. Lang.

4.2
wlajwl (8713) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2019 Aroma is sweet vanilla, coffee and dark malts. The flavor is coffee, dark malts, vanilla, chocolate and a mix of mild sweetness, slight chilies/spices and acidity in the finish.

4.2
fombe89 (6586) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2019 On tap @Cimmeria, Oviedo 04/07/2019
Color negro opaco corona de espuma beige, aromas café,cacao sabor torrefacto, tostado,cacao, cuerpo denso. Rica

4.1
Lowenbrau (5437) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2019 Keg @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 20-06-19 In short: nice IStout Did I enjoy it: yes Pours black with nice tan head. Moderate head retention, some good lacing. Roasty, creamy, cinnamon, spicy, coffe, nose. Full body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is roasty, some sweet, spicy, with a dry finish. Quite enjoyable.

4.2
Zilverenmaan (676) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2019 Pours full bodied, dark brown, almost black with good, dark mocha head. Aroma very full, well bodied: lots of roast, sweeter chocolate, vanilla, cake, light alcohol, well blended. Taste again very strong: loads of slightly bitter roast well balanced with a soft sweetness of dark chocolate and vanilla only, slightly noticeable hops, hints of whiskey, very creamy and smooth, thick bodied. Not too complex but immensly tasty and full bodied. Maybe a little too sweet jn the end if I can't resist complaining about something.

4.3
josanguapo (3302) - SPAIN - MAY 16, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2019 De Labirratorium. En copa tulipa de Basqueland. Viendo Rick y Morty 3x05-07. Mas que cafe lo que me da es perfil a canela, muy suave y bien combinado con la vainilla al principio aunque a la larga se va algo de madre y da lugar a notas algo artificiales. Aun asi no desempaña la experiencia inicial y mereceria la pena repetirla


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