Red Velvet (Nitro) | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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:
#42,434
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
460
pDev:
16.38%
Bros Score:
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13
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3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kdouble
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Salinesnake
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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4.4/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigBadBrewMad
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Turns out I liked the idea of this beer more than I actually liked the taste of it. It was definitely sweeter than I was hoping for, but creative and fun to try something new.

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3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.14/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

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3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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1.02/5  rDev -71.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Adon
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Great artwork catches the eye immediately. Smells strongly of the titular red velvet and beets. Goes down very smooth, creamy, somewhat thin. Otherwise a solid oatmeal stout.

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4.58/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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1.61/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Red Velvet (Nitro) from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 460 ratings