RATINGS: 1522   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
teamsale (317) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2017
On tap, dark brown opaque with a one finger beige head and great lacing. Aroma is a sweet chocolate coffee porter. Taste is a magnificent coffee porter flavor. Really well done this one. Mild bitterness, ideal aftertaste. Thoroughly enjoyable.

4.3
hohops (1122) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Appearance- very dark, pretty much pitch black, a beige head which doesn't last long. Aroma- vanilla dominates, fudge, chocolate, dark malts, caramel, hints of fruitcake, boozy notes, stewed dark fruit, more vanilla. Taste- dark chocolate, toasty malt, coffee, treacle toffee, vanilla sweetness runs throughout, ashy roasty coffee, chocolate fudge cake. Smooth and slick mouthfeel, sweet clinging finish. Alcohol well-hidden. Excellent.

4.4
sinfull (1820) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 Impressive porter . Dark brown with beautiful, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Same notes in taste with moderate roasted bitterness at the end.

4.8
swebrew (3) - - OCT 24, 2017 does not count
I am immensely impressed with Ballast Point, they are innovative and just "fun" when it comes to beer with specific characteristics. This is just great. This beer is absolutely beautiful. I drank this with a friend who enjoyed this as his first porter ever. It's not necessarily a classic porter, but where is the fun in that? This beer is a real treat. If breakfast were a alcoholic beverage (which it should be) this is it.

4.5
beern (222) - Alabama, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Pours jet black and opaque with a tan head and an aroma of vanilla. Tastes of viscous coffee, chocolate and vanilla. It’s full bodied, resinous and dry.

4.5
fivetoo1 (9) - - OCT 17, 2017 does not count
Great porter. Strong coffee and vanilla notes, balanced sweetness with acidity from the beans. Encorporates the high % like a boss. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Daboch (194) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Ciemny brunatno-wisniowy praktycznie nieprzezroczysty. Duża piana. Aromat głównie kawa i czekolada. W smaku dochodzi jeszcze trochę wanilii może jakieś owoce.

4.1
sulawang (1202) - - OCT 13, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 0.5 years). Pours beer bottle brown without much of a head, half layer of lasting retention, micro streams surfacing,



Nose: sweet roasted barley malt, vanilla, roasted coffee bean, caramel brown sugar malt. Can't get much better than this. (lvl-6)-pungency



Attack: mild slick/thicker-soft crisp, roast malt impression



Mid-palate: subdued zingy alcohol, soft background sourness, (lvl-7-sweetness), roasted coffee, caramel roast barley malt



Finish: vanilla, residual sweet malt, roasted coffee malt exhale, alcohol hit, roasted bitter hops



Summary: What on earth?! Impossibly smooth and very drinkable for a 10%. It does get somewhat heavy 2/3 through, but I appreciate the robust roasted coffee malt profile and integrated vanilla that makes each sip a delight. Excellent quality, wishing for more creamy milkiness to make it truly phenomenal.

3.8
Marstonlad (963) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2017 Bottle from Alko, Espoo. Pours jet black with a little white head. The aroma features coffee beans, vanilla and a touch of licorice; fairly roasty with some vanilla adding twist. Taste is light sweet initially and medium to heavily roasty. Flavours of strong coffee, rye bread and licorice; only a touch of vanilla, not too much. The palate is medium to full bodied, smooth and low in carbonation. Tasty and fairly balanced as well.

3.8
ration (2273) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2017 290917. Bottle at Praha, Tampere. Pours dark brown black with a smallish head. Aroma coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, licorice. Dry ashy palate. A bit too much on the vanilla for my taste. Not Bad.


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