Victory At Sea - Coconut | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Victory At Sea - CoconutVictory At Sea - Coconut
BA SCORE
4.02/5
Exceptional
567 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:
#3,727
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
567
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
93
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 567 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of StevenMilligan
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had it off tap. Nice dark brown almost black color. Head was tan and remained for a good while, and left a lot of lacing. Very distinct coconut smell. Very appropriate mouthfeel and carbonation for a porter. Tastes very heavily of coconut, and starts sweet but then ends bitter, but in a good way. I’d say it’s an excellent brew.

 333 characters

Photo of yoshie
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MGoeltz
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopzilla_MN
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tony210
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown with ample head that hangs around a while. Aromas of roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Quite bitter at first, lots of dark roasted malts up front, pretty smooth, a little sweetness in the middle, some vanilla and faint coconut, sharp bitter espresso finish, lingering coffee aftertaste. Ample carbonation and medium bodied. Overall a good beer, very roasty, coconut doesn't come through as much as I had hoped.

1/30/18
12 oz bottle, no date
3.75 rating

 489 characters

Photo of ClearWater
4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

OMG. So good.
Victory Sea was already one of my Top 5 favorite beers of any style/variety, but they had to go and and a nuance of coconut! OMG. So good.
I won’t bore you fawning all over it with a description. Just get it and see for yourself.

 247 characters

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrjr0891
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmryan21
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Deep and dark in color with a half finger of tan head. Aroma is huge with sweet sugared coconut. Taste is full of sweet malts and lightly roasted coconut. Mouth feel is decent with a slight bitterness. Good beer!

 214 characters

Photo of Steveskk83
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EKubik
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of goalie35
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dave_ackbar
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coconut is used so much nowadays in porters, it makes so much sense since it goes so well.
Look is pitch black with a decent head that sticks to the side throughout.
Smell is very strong coconut and the normal porter scent.
Feel is warm with the smoothness of a good porter.
Overall it’s a nice beer, tasty and well balanced.

 327 characters

Photo of biboergosum
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bomber - how many variants are there of this? Coconut does sound like a nice addition to a strong, dark brew.

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with minuscule amber basal edges, and four fingers of puffy, rocky, and chunky brown head, which leaves a broad array of thickly webbed lace around the glass as it very slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of Bounty chocolate bars, vanilla extract, gently roasted caramel malt, cafe-au-lait, sweet candied nuts, and some minor earthy, leafy, and floral hop bitters. The taste is toasted copra, medium-dark cocoa powder, some kind of tart red berry fruitiness, boozy vanilla, fancy-schmancy coffee beans, an oily bar-top nuttiness, caramel/toffee malt, and more understated earthy, weedy, and softly lit-up floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-satiating frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, but for a wee metallic alcohol ingress at this particular juncture. It finishes off-dry, the coconut, chocolate, vanilla, and fruity esters keeping the home fires burnin'!

Overall - the main adjunct here does seem to waver between real and artificial in its bearing, but that's neither here nor there for me. It's akin to a liquored-up version of the candy bar that I mentioned earlier, and all the better for it. Good stuff.

 1,325 characters

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a tulip shows a bubbly mahogany brown body and floats a persistent cap of 1/8in milk chocolate brown colored foam and leaves leopard spotted lacing.

Coconut aroma hits me in the face, but coconut is right in the name. It is not a surprise. BP added coconut, presumably for aroma and flavor. AND it worked with the roastiness. The aroma also seems to include mint, which I don't get. I don't dislike it, but it doesn't seem to belong.

Flavors are led by coconut, vanilla, cocoa, and mint and slight booze heat. After the aroma blast, the taste was a bit disappointing. Still great, though.

Mouthfeel is fuller medium, not quite oily, and slightly chalky.

Overall a very good sipper for cold snowy winters.

 732 characters

Photo of nmann08
3.32/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sposter4
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LaneMeyer
2.38/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Tastes like artificial coconut flavoring. Not my cup of tea.

61 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Victory At Sea - Coconut from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 567 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.