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Ballast Point Victory at Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee & Vanilla

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12 oz/6 pack
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This porter is not one to miss, and thanks to its year-round availability, you don't have to. Infused with vanilla and coffee beans from San Diego's Caffè Calabria, it's a rich and roasty brew, packed with robust and decadent notes from start to finish. A dark, near-black color with a frothy chocolate head, the nose leads with potent aromas of fresh vanilla, sweet coffee and Baker's chocolate. Those notes all carry through to the bold palate, which is plush and full in feel. Ample, fine carbonation keeps the weight and sweet impressions in check, while the lightly bitter finish lends a pleasant, lasting textural impression. Lauren Buzzeo

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