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Toasted Coconut Victory At Sea - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Toasted Coconut Victory At Sea
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 02-15-2013)
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4.58/5  rDev +4.3%

Cask

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Jet black, shiny, with a thin light brown cap. Sheets of lacing down the glass.

The aroma is toasted coconut and little else, though the expression of toasted coconut is so rich and complete, I'm happy to just sit and smell this one all night. Think Girl Scout Samoa Cookies + fresh, oily macaroon cookies, and this is what you have. Stupendously good!

The flavor is similar to the aroma, as there's lot of toasted, sweet, earthy coconut character, some coffee, and vanilla peeking through, though there's a bitterness here as well not found in the base beer alone. Transformed and delicious.

Medium to near full in body with low carbonation.

Incredible. If you're a fan of coconut porters, this is probably the best example ever made.

ehammond1, Feb 15, 2013
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4.64/5  rDev +5.7%

Cask served, taken from notes last week during San Diego.

A- Pours black as night from the cask and a nice dark mocha colored head forms atop the beer. Good head retention, for cask too, and it falls to a thick ring. Lacing forms webs down the glass.

S- Atop the rich cocoa, roast malt base Porter is a massive amount of coconut. The toasting process helps release the aromatics and I immediately think of Samoa Girl Scout cookies. Mostly coconut but the base beer does just enough to round it out, splendid!

T- Between the toasted coconut, roasted malts, coffee hints and vanilla it reminds me of a really, really good dessert-like iced-coffee. Coconut is still the focus but the base beer pokes through more with intense roast malts and the flavors mentioned above.

MF- Thick bodied with a nice creamy texture for a cask. Carbonation on the lower end but this is the type of beer that can withstand that and still be great. Roast bitterness lingers on the palate.

Samoa beer is always good. I was skeptical to see how much a difference toasted coconut would make to this beer but it is an entirely different beast thanks to this key ingredient.

cbutova, Nov 11, 2013
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Toasted Coconut Victory At Sea from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.