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 Imperial 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,556
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
617
pDev:
11.69%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
100
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 617 |  Reviews: 145
Reviews by travolta:
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4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of SomethingClever
2.93/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

22 oz bottle poured into can glass

A: Body is a deep black, the head was a chocolate color with a fluffiness

S: Tons of coconut, very sweet smelling, vanilla, a little chocolate

T: Over the top sweet artificial coconut flavor astringent bitter finish from the vanilla

M: Medium to fuller body with lowest carbonation.

O: Absolutely awful beer, the beer has a coconut extract taste with ridiculous amounts of sweetness. The bitter finish and sickly sweetness destroys anything left of the base beer.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ballast Point Brewing Company - Victory At Sea - Coconut. 10% ABV. 22oz bomber split between a teku and a tulip glass.

Look: Appears as black in the glass, with brown highlights in the light. A one finger porous head lingers on top before ending up as stagnant lacing.

Smell: Coconut. In one word. In more than one word, coconut, along with notes of coffee, caramel, vanilla, and cream. Very sweet and fresh.

Feel: Medium bodied, close to stout level. Slight carbonation, but very smooth.

Taste: Straight up coconut, backed by the coffee and caramel flavors. Has a slight bitterness, but not boozy at all. Finishes sweet, and lingers as such.

Overall: Damn, this is so close to Last Snow, I had make sure I didn't copy it's review. Simply amazing. I hope to see this again in the future since Last Snow stays in Florida.

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Photo of ScaryEd
2.38/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass.

Pours a near black color with a thin caramel head. The head is gone instantly leaving very little in the way of lacing.

The aroma. Oh my dear lord the aroma on this beer. It's just indescribable. Imagine a fat Hawaiian dude holding your head down in a pile of cheap coconut flakes while someone is baking a chocolate cake 2 miles away. The coconut is so overpowering here it's almost silly. The aroma isn't terrible, but it's just too much.

The flavor, however, IS terrible. Completely artificial coconut with a disgusting aftertaste. Like licking the head of a biker who uses way too much coconut oil on his dome. There's some chocolate, and the foggiest hint of coffee, but it's just overpowered by sugary, artificial coconut.

The feel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Fairly smooth with some alcohol warmth on the finish.

Overall, a pretty piss-poor version of an otherwise excellent porter. It's far too sweet and the coconut "flavor" is glaringly artificial. Waste of money.

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Photo of do_ob
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a teku. Black body topped with about 1 finger of khaki foam, which bubbled down to a dense lacing after a couple minutes. Nose is Yugeeee coconut, like wow. Smells like a giant Almond Joy bar. Absolutely wonderful. Light hints of coffee in there but damn.
The taste is amazing. Huge coconut, and mor coconut, along with rosaty coffee and vanilla. Not complex but so fucking delicious. The feel is a tad thin to be perfect, but honestly.

This beer gives Last Snow a run for the money. No shit. 89 is a crap score for this amazing beverage.

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Photo of DanGeo
2.86/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warnerry
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of JakerLou
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
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 chossboss
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

5 oz. pour at CBC Como on 11-25-17. Pours a dark brown, almost black with off white head. Coconut on the nose, and taste follows suit. This is a decent outing, and I do not mind the one trick coconut pony.

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

Mild, balanced flavor. Lincoln Fill 4/13/18

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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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Photo of bpfrush
2/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ehammond1
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Jet black, shiny, with a thin light brown cap. Sheets of lacing down the glass.

The aroma is toasted coconut and little else, though the expression of toasted coconut is so rich and complete, I'm happy to just sit and smell this one all night. Think Girl Scout Samoa Cookies + fresh, oily macaroon cookies, and this is what you have. Stupendously good!

The flavor is similar to the aroma, as there's lot of toasted, sweet, earthy coconut character, some coffee, and vanilla peeking through, though there's a bitterness here as well not found in the base beer alone. Transformed and delicious.

Medium to near full in body with low carbonation.

Incredible. If you're a fan of coconut porters, this is probably the best example ever made.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the Tamarack Tap Room in Woodbury, MN. 10 oz. pour in a chalice.

Appearance: Color is jet black. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A roasty and fairly sweet dark malt driven aroma with a scent of coffee, chocolate, coconut, and vanilla. Dark roasted barley malt with a big scent of dark roast coffee beans and dark chocolate. Sweet scent of coconut and vanilla along with some burnt sugar. Also some malt hints of burnt toast, biscuit, smoke, nuts, and caramel along with yeast. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty and sweet dark malt driven taste with notes of coffee, chocolate, and coconut. Dark roasted barley malt with bitter notes of dark roast coffee beans and dark chocolate. Big sweet taste of coconut, vanilla, and burnt sugar. Additional dark malt notes of smoke, toast, nuts, biscuit, and caramel with some yeast. The roast and sweetness mix well. A really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and somewhat sticky. Alcohol heat is masked well.

Overall: A really good twist on Victory at Sea. The coconut sweetness and roasty bitterness balance each other out nicely.

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

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

Photo of Jcbroome
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Victory At Sea - Coconut from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 617 ratings