RATINGS: 1505   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeersweden (641) - - SEP 12, 2013
Dark, dark brown almoust black with just a little beige head. Not much lacing on the glass. Nose: Vanilla, milk chocolate, cream, yoghurt, chili, fudge, coffee and sweet licoriche. Taste: Coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, licoriche, soy sauce, wood, brown sugar, raisin and just a little bit of booze. A full body with almoust no carbonation and so complex taste! ! just LOVE this!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cajun (506) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 29, 2017
Bottle - Pours black, tan creamy head. Big flavors and aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, nuts, and creamy vanilla. Hops presence. Flavorful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjotrapostou (119) - POLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Piękna, brązowa piana. Bardzo intensywny aromat palonej, gorzkiej kawy. Brak kwaśności. W smaku kawa, wanilia, gorzkie ze słodką nutą - jak idealne espresso.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czlowiekmotyka (159) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Absolutely wonderful aroma. Strong coffee with note of vanilla. Great carbonation. Quite Smooth. And the coffee.... absolutely top class ...

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (2774) - Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown, black with a medium, frothy, latte-colored head. Aroma is chocolate, wooden, some roast, liquorice, vanilla, slight oak, cold coffee. Taste is vanilla, slightly wooden,roast, dry. Like cold coffee. Not too pleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABS (1005) - Stokke, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle from Rickfifty, thanks a lot! Pours black, with a thin, barely covering layer of light gray head. Coffee, peas, some vanilla and smoke nose. Coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, smoke, leather, red fruit and berries. Heavy and roasted flavour, feels like a dessert on its own. Sweet, with heavy bitterness as well. Thick, full body. Medium, fizzy carbonation. Very good! A bit too roasted flavour to be absolutely super, but again, very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (1029) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2017
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Black with tan head. Mild coffee with sweet vanilla and cocoa, hint of roast malt. Dry finish, sweet body.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (863) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2017
Dark with small head. Robust coffee flavor, with cocoa and vanilla finish, not too sweet. Smooth. An extremely solid porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (1049) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle. Opaque black color with tanned head. Aroma has licorice, vanilla, coffee, toffee, dark malt. Taste is malty sweet with long a bit bitter aftertaste. Flavors of coffee, licorice, vanilla, caramel, dark malt.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
japppp (96) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2017
33cl bottle. Pour pitch black with moderate light brown head. Aroma has punch, liquirice, chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is light with notes of roasted coffee and malt. Warm alcohol finish with some bitterness. Very nice and complex.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (946) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle. Teku. Pitch black with small to moderate light brown head. Poor head retention and lacing. Moderate vanilla and coffee notes, pretty mild. Moderate malty profile - grainy, moderately roasted. Taste is semi-sweet with moderate bitter notes, increasing thru the degustation. Finish is moderately sweet, vanilla, coffee, slightly ashy. Medium body, oily and creamy texture, soft to average carbonation. ABV is extremely well hidden here. In overall nice, creamy and silky imperial porter with enough vanilla and coffee notes. Good brew.


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