RATINGS: 1504   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Aroma is coffee appearance is dark with little kahki head, taste us strong coffee flavors lingers on palate, great coffee beer

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 15, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2015 Impressive. Pours a deep black-brown cola... beauty. The head is substantial. The aroma is wonderful, enjoyable, I cant get enough.... MALT! Caramel, bread, chocolate, cereal, coffee, nuts, toast, and roasty. The hops give an aroma of resin more than pine... YEASTY! Dough, leather, earthy, leaves, basement aromas... WOW! Alcohol, licorice, raisin, vanilla, The taste is sublime but hard o pin down. Sour and bitter overpower a light sweetness. Theres salt.... Full bodied thick beer with soft carb and a loooong bitter finish. Best beer Ive ever bought at a grocery store... Quite a superior offering. Thank you Ballast Point.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spittle8 (136) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Tap, pizza port San Clemente. Dark black, light head. Strong flavor of coffee, vanilla, malt. Powerful, flavorful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours incredibly dark, slight tan head. Aroma roasty, coffee, chocolate, very rich. Body roasty and thick, finish retains a slight bitterness, really lovely!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
From a growler into a wide bottomed tulip. A: Very nice coffee and chocoalte notes. Very smooth. Not bitter. A: Looks nice. Dark black. Dark brown head dissipates quickly. T: Tastes pretty solid. Again, nice coffee and chocolate notes (more on the coffee side). A little acidic in the finish. Not really getting the vanilla undertone... perhaps its overpowered by the other strong notes/ P: A little acidic and boozy on the finish. Fully bodied. Carbonation is good. overall this is a really nice beer. Great flavor notes. A bit of earthiness adds to it. The finish is a tad too acidic with a lingering bitterness. Better finish that some, worse than others.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Dark brown pour. Big tan head that quickly falls leaving a wake of paint behind. Aroma of coffee, molasses and chocolate. Taste is a big vanilla up front. Follow that up with some coffee and yum. Very rich velvety mouth. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Was pleased to find this top beer in Apalachicola, Florida. Great change of pace after pounding Jai Alai all vacation. Pours black like oil with light brown head. Coffee and dark chocolate dominate the nose. Flavor is hugely sweet but nicely balanced by a bitter back end. Oily mouthfeel. Bottle - Honey Hole Liquors -Apalachicola, FL

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (2188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2013
22oz bottle, split. Thrilled that Ballast Point is delivering beers to Oregon A: Lightless mahogany with a rim of cappuccino head. Not much in the way of legs, surprisingly, but Ill manage. N: The vanilla strikes first, but its soft and almost supple. coffee and dark chocolate firm up the base, and theres a hint of molasses and similar flavors to oak. I get a whiff of charcoal, too. T: Very bitter like fresh-pressed espresso mixed with some smoked wood. Malty sweetness and vanilla do a good job of rounding this out so that its not one-dimensional. Hop greenness also rears its head. Hits multiple parts of the tongue. M: Oily with a medium-heavy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well-hidden. O: A really well-built Imperial Porter that never allows any one of its elements to overwhelm the others. Ill be buying this one on a regular basis.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyW68 (1517) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2013 Black with mocha head. Aroma is vanilla chocolate and coffee. Maybe a touch of heaven. Taste is rich roast chocolate and coffee. This is what baby seal tastes like to a polar bear.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adeishaqra (45) - - JUL 2, 2013
Thick, thick, thick. Nice coffee and vanilla bean very visible in the palate. Nice light aroma.


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