Earthy caramel & brown sugar nose; toffee, raisins, & peat on tongue; subtleties emerge as it warms. Yum.
Tonight, about five hundred miles south of me, my buddy Lyell’s having a Ballast Point Sculpin IPA. I know this because I glanced at Facebook earlier tonite, where Lyell had posted a photo of his own Adult Beverage. Finally, the Internet has revealed its true purpose: knowing what your buddies are drinking! I didn’t have a Sculpin on hand, but in solidarity I’ve cracked open a Ballast Point Big Eye IPA. How does it compare?
Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea is a coffee vanilla imperial porter with a dreadlocked skeletal helmsman (complete with skeletal parrot) adorning its label. As a lifelong fan of undead pirates, I had to pick one up. But does the beer live up to the pure awesomeness of the artwork?