Ballast Point Victory At Sea
Ballast Point Victory At Sea is an Imperial Porter with coffee and vanilla. 10% ABV.
This pours with a dark brown, black coffee color with a light brown head. The aroma is of black coffee and a hint of vanilla. A smooth, rich and creamy mouth-feel really makes this an easy beer to sip on. The taste brings in strong acidic coffee, smooth milk chocolate and sweet notes of vanilla. The finish is slightly dry with more bitter/acidic coffee, some bitter hops, and slightly noticeable alcohol heat. The coffee really dominates this beer, but somehow it does blend quite well with all of the other sweeter notes in this.
I had only seen this in 22 ounce bottles before this year, but I was very excited to see it in six packs. It is much more reasonable to tackle 12 ounces of this beer at a time!