Monday, January 7, 2013
Ballast Point Brewing Company Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Ballast Point Brewing Company Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter.
Commercial description: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours black with a tan head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate and vanilla. This beer smells amazing!
Taste: WOW! Chocolate, vanilla, roasted and sweet malts and coffee. This is one of the best tasting beers I’ve ever had.
Overall: I’m a huge fan of Porters and Ballast Point Brewing Company Victory At Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter is probably one of the best Porters, let alone beers, I’ve ever had. The flavor of this 10% ABV beer is over the top good and the alcohol is hardly detectable. This is a beer to seek, purchase and keep around at all times.