RATINGS: 1484   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
jmgreenuk (8543) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Mr Hangovers 2014 Nieuwjaarsborrel, Den Haag, courtesy of Vaiz. Poured a clear dark brown with little life. The aroma is rich roasted malt alcohol liqourice vanilla. The flavour is strong bitter with a strong boozy alcoholic fruit vanilla palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation. A little too bitter for me but superb all the same.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (12212) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to Vaiz. Pours dark brown with a ring beige head. Aroma of fudge, malt, caramel, vanilla, roast and coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ nieuwjaarsborrel. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, etc. Flavour is chocolate, roast, burned molasses, slight metal notes. Good but somethings off.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, hosted by MrHangover. Black pour. Aroma is full roasted malts, chocolate, massive coffee, slightly boozy and licorice. Flavor is thick roasted smooth creamy goodness. Very well balanced and very full bodied. Lovely brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1215) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel. Pours pitch black. Aroma is big chocolate, coffee, roast, toffee and caramel. Very intense. Quite sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Full bodied, quite sticky. Long chocolatey finish. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (9823) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JAN 24, 2014
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with vaiiz nieuwjaarsborrel. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocolate. Lovely

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2014
On tap at lures, pours black with light head and lacing. Aroma is light roast and coffee. Taste is big sweet vanilla roast with a bitter coffee finish. Well done

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayres (851) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Black thick pour. Huge rich vanilla. Thick smooth with great coffee flavors. Smooth and roasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Black with small tan head. Nose is coffee, vanilla, chocolate. Taste in a lot of coffee, with vanilla, dark chocolate, bitter on the tail end. Sweet but not overly sweet. Decent amount of carbonation. Glad the coffee is there to balance the sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5722) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bomber. Nose is full of fresh coffee, chocolate, and strong vanilla, and on the latter point a little medicinal but natural. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Taste is perhaps strongest on the vanilla, actually somewhat overdone to my taste, with a coffee and vanilla liqueur base, plenty of warmth in the chest, some roast and chocolate with caramel and malty undertones. The coffee seems very more orange-handled diner than gourmet, and the nice prickling from the extended hopping contributes too little to compensate. Light and pleasant acidity, low bitterness, and probably a bit too sweet for me to finish the whole bomber, but the alcohol is well-claimed and the syrupy medium-full body is appropriate for character. Well-executed and clean, but I dont like the recipe or conception.


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