RATINGS: 1512   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber. Pours pitch black and reminds me of used motor oil. Not much in the way of a head but the wisps of lacing left on the sides of the glass is truly impressive considering the abv. The aroma is extremely pleasant and soft. Dark roast coffee and some light hints of caramel. The vanilla is there but it is very subtle, much more so than any other vanilla flavored beer I have had before. Dark chocolate is also mixed in. Sort of reminds me of a mocha coffee drink. The flavor is even more impressive and substantial than the aroma. The vanilla is extremely subtle and well-integrated becoming most apparent immediately after the sip. Dark roast coffee and vanilla quickly followed by a shot of caramel. Bitterness reminiscent of dark chocolate and espresso followed then by more vanilla and moderate sweetness. Mouthfeeel is on the sticky side and there is a little bit of tannic bitterness on the roof of the mouth. Overall, an extremely well done coffee vanilla porter. For once the vanilla is not overdone and is perfectly integrated. A sipper for sure but perfect for the cold winter months and one to savor over the course of an evening.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1879) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 26, 2017
Bottle. Hm, a hard to read stamp on the bottom, but no BB date - weird. Pours dark brown with rather big creamy head. Nice vanilla and coffee aroma, not much else. Tastes very sweet upfront with considerable dark roast coffee then on, some rather harsh coffee bitterness and roasty malts. But the whole thing just seems a bit too sweet. Fine, rather active carbonation. Dryish roasty finish. The biting ground coffee becomes a bit distracting in the finish. Pretty nice overall, far from excellent though... Hardly worth the above 4 average...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sokuzs1 (1140) - POLAND - APR 24, 2017
Aroma: bean, coffee, chocolate, caramel Taste: moderate bitter, light sweet, coffee, roasty, chocolate, caramel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PabloZab (1430) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 24, 2017
Bottle 650ml. Dark brown with short, beige head. Coffee and small chocolate in aroma but there are also some vegetable and booze notes. Coffee and chocolate in tatse but beer burns a bit in the throat and has a little bit spicy finish. Beer is tasty but note of booze disturbs a bit and causes the beer is not good balanced and finish is flat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilvesjoki (55) - Ulricehamn, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2017
What a beautiful Porter. Coffee and vanilla all over the place (already in the smell)! Look wonderful, all black with a beige head. A fantastic coffee taste, mixed with some vanilla (a good combo). And the balance, not too sweet or bitter, just perfect. This one has been stored for a while (one more in storage).

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1891) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2017
Victory At Sea has a medium, beige head, a very dark brown appearance, with red shining through, at the bottom corners. There is a good amount of glass lacing present. Aroma is of rich, creamy coffee, vanilla, and dark malt, and the flavor is of those elements, with a rather harsh char, giving it a sort of burnt, acrid bitterness. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Victory At Sea finishes medium dry. RJT

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jspencer78 (37) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2017
I love this. Aroma of coffee and vanilla to go with the taste. Not overly sweet. Nice body. Head didnt last but otherwise a very good porter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (2135) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2017
Bomber. Hueless deep dark brown, mostly lasting loose mocha foam. Aroma of dark roasted malt, vanilla and coffee. Taste is dominated by rich sweet vanilla, subdued coffee with a hint of chocolate, smooth roasted malt bitterness. Average carbonation, medium-fuller bodied, lightly hopped. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cajun (523) - 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 (165) - 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 (184) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Absolutely wonderful aroma. Strong coffee with note of vanilla. Great carbonation. Quite Smooth. And the coffee.... absolutely top class ...


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