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 the beer lends a subtle roasted flavor, blending perfectly with rich vanilla and 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.
Stats: Brewery: Ballast Point Style: Imperial Porter ABV: 10% Glassware: Snifter, Mug/Stein Serving Temp: 5o° F Price Range: $7-$8 per 22 oz. bottle
In last week’s beer fest report, I forgot to mention one particularly tasty sample: Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea. From what I heard after the festival, this coffee vanilla imperial porter upstaged many of the other beers. Unfortunately I didn’t remember what it tasted like (even though I did try it — probably late in the afternoon), so I rushed out to buy a bottle. And, because fortune favors the bold, I still bought it after seeing the label art, which doesn’t scream … more