RATINGS: 1509   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (9918) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with vaiiz nieuwjaarsborrel. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocolate. Lovely

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayres (868) - , 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

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5772) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a nice, tan head. Thick, roasted coffee aroma with a hint of vanilla. Very loud taste. Has a vanilla coffee kind of ring to it. Very potent. You can sense the power in the finish. An amazing porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 2011 or ?12 vintage bomber pulled from the Seal Beach Beachwood BBQ cellar. Thanks to Vito for knowing this was in stock when talking trade. Poured into a tulip. Appearance is deep opaque black with a tall tan head that eaves some patches of lace. We debated which aromas/flavors might have faded in aging and were pleasantly surprised immediately after we started. Aroma is coffee-powered with roast malt, some cocoa, and vanilla (which we though may have faded most, but was still holding its own). No astringency or strong booziness to indicate the 10% abv. Taste is off the charts, like a delicately carbonated vanilla frappuccino. Full bodied, creamy, thick, and filling texture, soft carbonation, a touch of heat and bitterness underlie a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2764) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours black with lots of great mocha head. Nice cold coffee aromas. Roasted coffee beans too. Taste is fantastic. Lots of great coffee with a nice maltiness to keep things balanced. Certainly not overly sweet and I cant find the vanilla anywhere in this... but still a great beverage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (441) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a dark brown, thin mocha head, vanishes quickly into very fine lacing. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt and booze. The coffee is dominant upfront, but the vanilla and caramel undertones work in with the malt sweetness well, muting the booze a bit in the finish. Still, I get a bit of alcohol sting in the tail end. Very good porter, albeit a big one,.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
This is worth every penny. Black in color with great coffee feeling and mild vanilla. Dark chocolate in the nose. Fantastic Ale!!!

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