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
Ranking:
#3,954
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
592
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
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Photo of beerrat
4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found the coconut flavor overly sweet, outmuscling coffee and vanilla flavors. Roastiness came through more as the beer warmed. Probably my least favorite of the Victory at Sea variants.

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Photo of tbone1384
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown. Aroma is of an alcoholic mounds bar. Taste is similar. Feel is light-medium carbonation. Overall, this was a nice edition of the Victory at Sea series, but having had the High Westified Barrel Aged version, Ive already experienced the coconut. And it's very present in this beer - almost too present.

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Photo of eppie82
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Loads of coconut but definitely tastes like banana boat/big adjunct artificial flavor.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a thin, beige-brown head that leaves a lot of lacing.

Nose: Rosted coconut, vanilla, coffee, rye, roasted malt and toffee.
Taste: Dry, roasted coffee, espresso, roasted malt, coconut, vanilla and bitter, dark chocolate.
Mouth: Full body. Light carbonated. Bitter ending.

As I'm a lover of coconut I do like this! The nose take me to Florida and coconut sunscreen oil and I like it! i've always wanted to drink that oil...

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Photo of Dillinger
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M4CDO
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dbromon
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
2.73/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of derdtheterd
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tcbro023
4.69/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Black in color with no penetration to light. There's a three quarter inch frothy, dense beige head on top. The aroma is very coconut forward with coffee following a very distant second. I'm tasting coconut, chocolate, and coffee. This is a liquid mounds bar. The mouth is oily and viscous.

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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pav42
3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dewsby
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L) Pours a dark, oily, espresso with a khaki head. Decent lacing.

S) The smell is a bouquet of tropical, roasted coconut juxtaposed with intense dark roast coffee. The juicy, fruitiness and the almost burnt maltiness is intoxicating.

T) The coconut is very forward, but quickly is overwhelmed by the intense, bittering, coffee components to this brew. The vanilla that I am assuming is still a part of this brew is overshadowed almost entirely by the coffee and coconut. The dark espresso notes linger long after any other characteristic of this beer leaves the tongue.

F) This brew has a phenomenal, creamy mouthfeel and coats the mouth with each sip. It is a tad over carbonated though, so swirl this brew and let it warm up a tad to really enjoy it.

O) This is a great beer for coffee, coconut, and porter/stout lovers across the board. I paired it with some hazelnut chocolates for a fantastic nightcap duo. This is an easy recommendation.

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4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryan4120
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L - Dark brown - nearly opaque black - with a thick, creamy tan head that leaves behind a good amount of lacing.
S - Roasted, toasted oats along with notes of sweet coconut and vanilla as well as subtle hints of coffee.
T - Roasted and toasted oats and barely throughout intermixed with notes of sweet coconut and vanilla as well as notes of coffee - the coffee i would say verges on bitter espresso providing a juxtaposition to the rich roasted and almost smoky flavor profile.
F - medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O - This is a really nice porter with a very burnt, roasted, smoky flavor that mixed well with the notes of coffee/espresso, coconut, and vanilla. I wish the coconut flavor was more pronounced as I feel it would have balanced out the bitter espresso and rich smoke and roasted flavor profiles, but otherwise a very nice porter.

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Victory At Sea - Coconut from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 592 ratings