RATINGS: 1533   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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3.8
TBone (18568) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
[email protected] Dark black color, small beige head. Chocolate and cocoa in the nose, Medium to full bodied. Lots of milk chocolate, latte, Lingering attacking bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice transition from sweet and roasted to bitter and fruity. Excellent.

4.3
jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2010
UPDATED: APR 15, 2011 Pours black with carbonated tan head. Full nose of vanilla bean, coffee and chocolate. Taste is slightly less satisfying than the nose, but still high quality. It’s a combination of smooth chocolate and harshly burnt dry vanilla bean. Some malts. The taste gets smoother and less harsh the further down the bottle.

4.2
FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2011
660ml bottle (ChrisO Pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" Shindig)
Chocolate orange aroma, lots of vanilla. Super soft and smooth, but also with pleasnt carbonation. Super rich chocolate orange taste. Massive retronasals. Quite tingly finish. Covers 10% well. Great stout.

3.7
Ferris (17153) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft - Dark roast coffee and roast malts. Jet black with a rich big beige head. Coffee and vanilla are up front but not in a cohesive manor. It seems like I am doing a Imperial Stout with a coffee boiler maker. Mouthfeel is spot on.

4.3
Benzai (16933) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBSG II. Opaque pitch black color, small to medium sized light brown head. Smell and taste malts, lightly hops, roasty, bitter, some chocolate. Very bitter and bitter chocolate in the finish. Full body and medium to full carbonation. Great beer!

4.3
brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
A: The pour is a beautiful black color with a rather nice layer of mocha colored foam, but no lacing to speak of. S: The aroma is full of coffee and vanilla, as one might expect from the name of the beer. There are also a lot of roasted malt and chocolate. T: While the nose was spectacular, the flavor is just as good (maybe even a little better). The coffee and vanilla flavors really come out as the beer warms up a little, as does a great chocolate flavor. The roasted malts are present throughout as well. M: A rather full body and smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation is low to moderate, which helps out the aforementioned feel on the tongue. D: This is a dangerously drinkable beer. I didn’t really detect any alcohol and it’s just such a solid beer that you can’t help but keeping going back to it.

4.1
Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Trade with Theydon_bois. Thanks. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Fresh coffee, vanilla, roast and charcoal. Smooth and soft. Dry and really tasty. Lovely.

3.9
djd07 (16317) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown and ruby hue with medium tan head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is choclate. Thin mouthfeel with sweet vanilla and chocolate. Very good Imperial porter from Ballast Point. 

3.7
Scopey (16277) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. It pours opaque black, with a thin beige head. The nose is medicinal, vanilla, chocolate milk and dark chocolate. The taste is medicinal, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, herbal and jagermeister, with alcohol warmth in the finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle, 10%. Vinous aroma, a little fresh coffee and some vanilla. Almost black colour, red shine. Distinct vanilla flavour, sweet, but not as sweet as other barrel aged ones. Distinct alcohol note, a bit rough, but balances the vanilla and sweetness off nicely.


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