RATINGS: 1519   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Two of the worlds 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeijoA (65) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Totally black beer with a nice beige head. Aroma has lots of vanilla and its a fairly overpowering flavor, but the coffee is only a little behind. Very reminiscent of the Buxton Extra Porter. Vanilla also in the initial taste, roasty coffee down the middle and into the finish, which is also quite hoppy. Medium+ body, low carbonation. Sticky on the lips. Flavours are quite straightforward, missing that zing, but still good.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Buddha42 (1) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2017 does not count
Ok stop, if you are looking this up on google and are considering this or some gamble of a strong IPA?!? Buck up, THIS is beer as it was supposed to be. Make the right choice...put down the IPA ;) I know it may not be the douche beer review you may be looking for, BUT, if you like a strong dark beer- this one makes you just stare at the bottle and say " damn, THAT is reaaaallly" good.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lambister (520) - FINLAND - MAR 2, 2017
335ml bottle from Alko. Wonderful nose and taste with exceptional lenght. This special beer reminds me of saying: A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure. Henry Kissinger. One of the best.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlfredoGarcia (281) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 1, 2017
330 ml bottle. Bought in Beervana in Santiago. Complex smell, hoppy at the beggining, creamy after. Vainilla coffe in there. kind of a prepared coffe, no the grain smell. Colour black with creammy yummy head. Fantiastic. Bitter taste with coffe ending. Gets better with time. Not notizable smell at all. Great packaging as usual with Ballast Point. A victory certainly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (3148) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Victory at Sea by Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits at Konstruktorska Business Center Kawa fajna i mocna, wanili malo, palonosci sporo, wytrawny, lekko kwaskowate posmaki, daje w sumie takie suche, popiolowe wrazenie. Ryli niezly
Rami Rami: W pokojowej temperaturze: nieco wiecej wanilii, ciut slodyczy wiecej i robi sie polwytrawne, lekko wzrasta tez kwaskowatosc...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (3134) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Dziękuję Pan Mesjasz. Nie zawiodło - bardzo intensywne, palone, dużo kawy i wanilii, długi, goryczkowy finisz. Trochę mało ciała. Świetne.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mzaar (3344) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2017
Flaska. Svart l med ett beigt skum. Intensiva dofter av kaffe. I bakgrunden hittas ocks choklad och torkad frukt. Smakinslag av nymalet kaffe, vanilj, rostad malt och choklad. Avslutas med en rostad ton. Vldigt, vldigt bra!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (2075) - FINLAND - FEB 23, 2017
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is roasted, bitter, coffee, sweet and chocolate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (1482) - Lodz, POLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Sampel w Chmielarni na Marszałkowskiej. Aromat palony, kakaowy, wanilia. Smak dosyć wytrawny, palony, kawa i czekolada, trochę wanilii. Fajne piwo.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerInHeaven (435) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2017
pours nearly black with a dense slowly forming medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts with coffee notes. Thick creamy mouth feel. Big black coffee taste with hints of dark chocolate and vanilla. Coffee bitter fades in. Solid toasted malt presence. Pleasant fading bitter and warming finish with some faint lingering vanilla. Outstanding!


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