RATINGS: 1520   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Strong hearty malt base, pronounced coffee aroma with strong appeal, what an Imperial should be.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jiseokkoo (5) - - MAY 27, 2017 does not count
Bitterness is strong and it dimishes the vanilla taste and aroma. Strong coffee flavor as well. Except these two facts great imperial porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kingi (649) - - MAY 21, 2017
aroma is very pleasant. theres something off about the mouthfeel, it could be flatter for my tastes. Otherwise a very good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MavDunk (92) - - MAY 14, 2017
From the bottle. Pours cola black with thick khaki head that hangs around. Scent is cocoa, coffee, vanilla, and malts. Taste is big and similarly complex with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and more. No alcohol to speak of despite the high alcohol content. Big body and very smooth. Finishes with a mild coffee bite. A really excellent imperial porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
disfit (36) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017
On tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Nose: sweet malt, coffee. Taste: sweetness, coffee, chocolate then a roasted bitter. Pleasant mouthfeel, not watery.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JCPlays2 (3) - - MAY 12, 2017 does not count
This is the best beer ever. The only downside to this beer is my spouse calls it Defeat At Sea because I drink one and I am finished for the night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (3136) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2017
Tried this in 2009 (pre-RB) in Manhattan Beach, CA. Now a retry from tap @ Beer Temple. Black color. Sticky, creamy beige head with good lacing. Aromas: vanilla, roast, mocha, vla/custard. Retronasal theres hard roasted malts, ground coffee, sweetness, vanilla. Flavor is roasted, light sweet, moderate bitter. Medium bodied. Long finish, moderate to full bitter. Good stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arfn (21) - SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2017
Smakar precis som en kall cappuccino med svag ton av vanilj. Hade den varit snppet tjockare i konsistensen, s hade jag gett den bttre betyg.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
explosivedog (930) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a nice brown head. Vanilla, chocolate, lots of smoke, plums, a bitter finish. Fine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1902) - 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 (1217) - POLAND - APR 24, 2017
Aroma: bean, coffee, chocolate, caramel Taste: moderate bitter, light sweet, coffee, roasty, chocolate, caramel


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