Victory At Sea - Coconut | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Victory At Sea - CoconutVictory At Sea - Coconut
BA SCORE
84.2%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 501 ratings
Victory At Sea - CoconutVictory At Sea - Coconut
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
Ranking:
#2,836
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
501
Liked:
422
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
10.59%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
75
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 501 |  Reviews: 115
Photo of tigg924
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is coconut, dark chocolate, and roast. Thick bodied, sweet, with low carbonation. Excellent dessert beer...Almond Joy in a cup. I will get this again.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RodJBeerVentures
4.81/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of briandschorr
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasting this beer now while watching The Sopranos, season 1. Wow. This is a great beer from one of my favorite brewing companies. The look is a wonderful black and the head is damn near perfect. Two fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap with strong lacing. As the name indicates, coconut is the main event yet the marriage with coffee works quite well. The taste follows the nose. First, you get the coconut and vanilla and then the coffee and malt elements kick in. This beer is full bodied with moderate carbonation. This is not something that I would put on tap but it is well worth getting this Porter to sip and enjoy slowly. Impressed with this beer.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KarlHvK
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint from the bottle.

Appearance: Thin dark brown body with medium to heavy bubbles on the body, lift tan head which rose initially to just about a notch or so below a finger's length. Zero lacing.

Smell: Coffee and coconut. Deep aroma.

Taste: Conplex sweet coconut, light but bitter chocolate with hard hit of espresso.

Mouth: Bitter and a bit dry. Heavy body with medium to full carbonation at first but loses a bit.

Overall: Nice pick up which reminisces the bite of tonka beans. I'd definitely grab it again if I see it. Always in a glass, Salud!

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Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maximum12
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle of ol’ Victory with coconut whipped in split with my wife.

The pour verdict: black. Plenty of life. Smells just as advertised though lighter: roast, vanilla, malty sweetness, with a touch of coconut added. Not bad.

Victory at Sea - Coconut takes its name seriously. It’s like drinking a porter through a straw out of an actual coconut in the Bahamas; pretty sure I’ve ingested my suggested daily ration of potassium in the first few sips. Underneath is touch of bitter roast, vanilla that gets all tangled up in the coconut, toast, with a finishing echo of pepper & light spicing. Hard to believe this is 10%; I could have happily tippled back (on?) the entire bomber over the course of an evening watching hardball.

A step up from a solid if unspectacular base beer, the coconut wedgies this up a level. Very good.

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Photo of armock
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Truth
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is an obvious black that comes with an imperial porter but the head is what makes it stand apart. After the 2 fingers go down, a nice tan, soft head lingers.

Smells very roasty with coconut up front and a charred smell in the back.

Taste is really interesting. I get the obvious bitter and roasty carachteristic and the coconut comes through, there is vanilla and then an aftertaste of salted toffee. Some say its too sweet but i compare it to other imperials like KBS and BCBS and its only slightly sweet.

Feel isnt nearly as thick and syrupy as the aformentioned BCBS and KBS. Only a slight thickness that lets it linger.

Overall, it is an interesting and well put together beer. I can really see the inspiration for this beer, very west coast winter.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: black in the glass with a finger of tan head
S: coconut extract, a bit harsh in the nose
T: like the nose plus bitter coffee. Not a good combination
F: bitter and dry finish

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Photo of Nosquatch
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4.06/5  rDev 0%
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 +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.1/5  rDev +1%
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 -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zkoehn
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
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 +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Victory At Sea - Coconut from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.2% out of 100 with 501 ratings
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