FDB Rating: 93
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Brewed By: Ballast Point Brewing Company
12% alert! What a doozy. This Imperial Style Porter is a smooth brew with a distinct sweetness that isn’t too overbearing. It has added vanilla flavors as well as coffee beans from San Diego. It carries minimal acidity due to the cold brewed coffee and has an undertone of caramel from the malt. What’s interesting is that it has all the characteristics of an Imperial Stout having been aged in bourbon and rye barrels, but with that nice coffee smoothness that puts it back in the Porter family.