« on: April 21, 2016, 05:55:45 PM »
Denny would you say this is a sweet or dry porter? I really like Ballast Point's Victory at Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee and Vanilla and thought your porter may be the right base to start things off. Are there any commercial examples of what your base will taste like (if brewed right) so I may get an idea of what to expect?
"Our Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. We infused this robust porter with vanilla and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate.
This Imperial Porter clocks in at 10% ABV and gets most of its roasted flavor from coffee beans prepared locally at Caffe Calabria on 30th Street. Winter Ales traditionally have a spice, and in this beer we chose vanilla to round out this very special “big” beer. Our Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is infused with ¾ ounce cold brewed coffee per pint.