Victory At Sea - Coconut | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Coconut Victory at Sea takes our popular Imperial Porter to another place. We added sweet roasted coconut to our robust porter brewed with Caffe Calabria coffee and vanilla, the perfect complement to this beer’s subtly roasty intensity. A favorite at our annual Victory at Sea Day, but it’s worth enjoying anytime you need to be transported.

Added by ehammond1 on 02-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
487
Reviews:
108
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
76
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 487 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of Nosquatch
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark brown and sits black in my glass with a frothy crown of dark brown foam.

Rich notes of coffee, espresso, chocolate, and a nice coconut sweetness.

Wow, coconut comes through terrifically in flavor while the coffee, chocolate, and roasty flavors provide balance to cut the sweetness down.

Full-bodied, low-medium carbonation, sticky, sweet, creamy.

Overall, a delicious brew, but leans just a touch too sweet.

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Photo of Watkinsmike83
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Lots of coconut and roasted malt up front along with some vanilla and coffee

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a wave of coconut and moves into the roasted malt, vanilla, and coffee. Coconut lingers well into the finish and goes nicely with the bitterness from the roast and coffee. Finishes with the coconut and some light vanilla

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: The coconut definitely takes over the base with ease. Not bad for a glass or two, but could easily get cloying with the sweetness from both the vanilla and coconut. A bomber every once in a while will do ya good

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zkoehn
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look-pours pitch black with a frothy cinnamon head.

smell-the smell is of slight coffee and mainly coconut.

taste-the taste reminds me of how suntan lotion smells, this is tasty but drinking a whole bottle is a little to much for me.

feel-exactly what you would expect from a victory at sea thick body minimal carbonation

overall- a very solid beer worth trying out especially for the price

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Photo of BltByKrmn
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.74/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pitch black with a ruby finger when held to the light. Topped with a finger of creamy beige head that leaves a foamy lacing.

Smells of suntanning lotion like coconut. Creamy, buttery and rich. Coconut dessert with hints of cocoa.

Amazing taste of coconut dessert as on the nose, very predominant on the tongue. Finishes with a blast of dark chocolate, and a hint of tarred, char bitterness.

Thick but foamy and smooth body. Moderate and foamy carbonation.

Drinking on tap at Namtons House Bar in Chiang Mai, May 29th 2017. Fantastic brew!

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Photo of digitalzombie
2/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Brianito
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Had 12/18/16.

Pours a somewhat opaque dark brown, with a half inch foamy head and some foamy lacing. The smell is medium roast malts, coffee, vanilla, light, toasted coconut- more as it warms, cocoa. The malt leads the way with the taste, although not as roasty as the nose, much more coconut than the nose, a big coffee presence that lingers, vanilla, caramel, some cocoa and chocolate. Smooth, a good body- not quite as full bodied as the base beer, well carbonated, creamy when warmed.

Good amount of coconut, the coffee is strong and flavorful. A really solid variant at a great price. Give it a try.

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Photo of Elicoleman
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eastcoastdan
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheWolf
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours so dark brown looking that it's almost black in color except at the edges where the light hits it and then the brew looks blood red. It had a 1-2 finger foamy tan colored head that was full of bubbles of all sizes, dissipating very slowly and leaving really nice foamy lacing in the form of spider webs.

Smells like a coconut was just split open and the juice was poured into a porter...it almost smells like suntan lotion, the coconut is so fresh it's at an extreme level. The rest of the nose is a mix of coffee grinds, toasted coconut, yeast or metallic notes, dark chocolate and faint vanilla. Basically the coconut aroma dominates.

Flavor is too much coconut and not enough roasted grains or porter taste to balance it out. Cloyingly sweet, it takes the base beer off course as the coconut is too aggressive. Coffee grinds, vanilla and potpourri trail the coconut, but it lacks the char and roasty notes I hoped for and got in a beer like Funky Buddha Last Snow.

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Photo of stadmo1
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of philbe311
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Victory At Sea - Coconut from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 487 ratings.
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