Red Velvet (Nitro) | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.54/5
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Red Velvet (Nitro)Red Velvet (Nitro)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This stout takes the cake.

Our Red Velvet oatmeal stout is a mind-bending beer. Like the cake that inspired it, the deep red color comes from beets, which add a rich, earthy character that complements the chocolate flavor and aroma. The foamy head of the nitro pour is our “icing”, adding a creamy smoothness to the mouthfeel. But this liquid dessert still finishes like a beer – not sweet, but just as satisfying.

35 IBU

Added by socon67 on 11-16-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,445
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
446
pDev:
16.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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11
Gots:
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Photo of GreyGooseStout
3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Birdlegs
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A pleasant surprise. Outside of the creamy nitro head, it's not much to look at and will have you thinking "shitty raspberry flavored malt liquor". Smells pretty fantastic, though; some chocolate and lots of sweet, earthy beets. The taste follows, with an incredibly smooth finish. Maybe a little thin, if I had to nitpick, but this is a good beer. Killer artwork on the label too. Looks like something out of a late 70s Dungeon Master's Guide.

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Photo of Lukass
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuy50
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rootscipio
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porters4life
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wasatch
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Bottle
PKG: 18JAN18

Pours a nice clean/clear reddish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a quick/foamy/creamy small off-white head, which leaves minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some beets, chocolate, maple. The taste is malty, beets, chocolate, maple. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely. Overall, tasty.

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Photo of Needmorebeer312
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jewellrunner
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lebowskied
3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mpolewan
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beermaster8730
4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Loved it for the smell, not bad for a oatmeal stout.

Most points for the bottle design

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SpaceBeagle
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
2.16/5  rDev -39%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drkiwibird
4.14/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Incredible chocolate oatmeal stout with beets for coloring and a slight flavoring to truly bring out that red velvet flavor. Pour fast into a tall glass to truly enjoy, needs fast pouring to bring out the carbonation.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Red Velvet (Nitro) from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 446 ratings