RATINGS: 1531   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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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4.2
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with a thick khaki head. Nose is heavily roasted coffee bordering on bitter espresso notes which compliment the sweet vanilla bean and milk chocolate throughout. Not the biggest fan of coffee beers but these guys are pulling this off so far. The milk chocolate in this is silky smooth and goes hand in hand with the sweet vanilla. The coffee is everywhere and there are no sharp bitter or ashy edges. Those three major notes meld together sensationally. Sublime stuff. With a little age on this though, I don’t think it shone as well as I was expecting. Quite excessively ashy through the coffee. A better beer fresh personally

4.3
Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAY 4, 2014
Black with a thin white head. Aroma is burnt, black coffee with a bit of dark chocolate. Flavor is big, rich chocolate with a burnt, almost ashy finish. Pleasantly bitter and complex like string dark chocolate. Wife: 4

3.8
Nicke80 (851) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2016 650 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with nice creamy head. Sweet aroma with roasted coffee hints. Taste of sweet vanilla with lots of bitter coffee. Could have been better balanced. 2016-06-17 33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with big head. Coffee and sweet vanilla all over aroma and the place. Very nice!

3.9
NordicV (2542) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Mörkt brun, på gränsen till svart öl med gräddigt ljusbrunt skum. Kaffe, karamell och nötter i doften. Detsamma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med vanilj och choklad. Välbalanserad, smakrik porter som döljer sin alkohol väl.

4.5
Berard (639) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with thick creme colored head that lingers. Coffee aroma over mild carbonation. Coffee flavors with bitter chocolate finish. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2014
650mL bottle Deep near-opaque ruby body. Holds a dense tan head. Intense aroma; Tobacco, cocoa, vanilla pod, grainy malts, earthy spice, dark roast coffee bean, dark fruit undertones. Seriously dense, thick body, low carbonation. Viscous, oily, luscious. Wow, intense coffee character! Just like munching on roast coffee beans - lots of vanilla, lots of dark chocolate. Really intense, length on the finish. Lots of bitterness, drying acrid notes, Kahlua-like finish. A serious coffee hit! Decedent, thick, sensational, really!

4.2
hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a tan/brown head. Aroma is coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Taste is sweet vanilla and milk chocolate, light bitter dark roasted coffee and chocolate, finish is light roasted bitter. Medium/full smooth oily texture.

4.1
charlotte (5461) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle.Dark Brown colour ih off-beige head.Aroma is powerful of dark chocolate and strong coffee,with a hint of cinnamon and Vanilla,rosted and bready with good full body and long heavy taste, really tasty beer.

3.7
sturmthis (1195) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Vanilla aroma. Very powerful vanilla and coffee taste. Really nice beer. Hides the alcohol well.

4.1
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2014
Big aroma of coffee grounds. Body is medium full and alc is hardly noticeable. Coffee Is pronounced as is hop bitterness. Sweetness is quite low in this brew, but it is just enough malt backbone to balance the hops. Basically a easy drinking dark ale that doesn’t explode with alc. Coffee is the main theme, and it’s not as chewy, dry and acrid, or burnt as an Imperial stout.


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