Victory at Sea Imperial PorterMay 1, 2012
Ballast Point Brewing Co. San Diego, CA Victory at Sea is a 10% ABV Imperial Porter brewed with cold extracted, freshly brewed coffee, specially roasted for us by Cafe Calabria. The addition of vanilla adds a layer of complexity and the result is full flavored, rich and delicious. ABV: 10 ABW: 7.96 COLOR: n/a BITTERNESS: n/a ORIGINAL GRAVITY: n/a AVAILABLE: AZ, CA, CT, HI, IL, KS, MS, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, VA
Porter came from “Entire” a blend of different beers. But why not blend beer with another favorite, a cuppa Joe. The beautiful black robe along with the nose is formidable, sweet and soul satisfying, like walking into a bespoke tobacco shop, all vanilla and cocoa. Fruity and malty flavor is delicious with a dessert of figs, walnuts and 80 percent chocolate infused with pineapple and habanero peppers.
- Charles Finkel
Compellingly dark; actually profound. The rich aroma is triumphant and my first bit of nourishment leaves me speechless. There’s dignity lurking in the depths of this voluptuous strong porter. A sipping beer to savor. Rich in cocoa, coffee and vanilla notes. Nothing pedestrian about this brew. Better to sit with this. If I’d a known I’d a hadda hunk of aged gouda in my pocket for accompaniment. Thankfully, easy to love alone.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
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