Ballast Point Red Velvet nitro bottles

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Brent212, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Brent212

    Brent212 Initiate (66) Jan 13, 2014 California

    I really like this one on draft.

     
  2. xxbassplayerxx

    xxbassplayerxx Initiate (163) Mar 16, 2016 Kentucky
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    That doesn't look like a stout!
     
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  3. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Meyvn (1,059) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts

    Sounds good, kinda wish it wasn't nitro though. I'll probably still try it.
     
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  4. moonbrews

    moonbrews Initiate (77) Aug 11, 2010 Virginia
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    I don't really like packaged nitro products. Maybe this will change my mind, though I doubt it.
     
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  5. Giantspace

    Giantspace Devotee (485) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Looks like a fruit beer......not a stout


    Enjoy
     
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  6. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Savant (961) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    First it's White/Golden "Stouts", not it's Red. If it's not BLACK, it's not a Stout. Please stop with all this gimmicky non-sense!
     
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  7. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Savant (961) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    now*
     
  8. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Initiate (91) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Red velvet cake is just chocolate cake with red coloring so I'm assuming this beer is just a stout with red coloring. Both are kind of weird.
     
  9. xxbassplayerxx

    xxbassplayerxx Initiate (163) Mar 16, 2016 Kentucky
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    But how would it be so translucent? Aren't stouts almost always opaque?
     
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  10. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Zealot (568) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I am like most. How is this a stout? This almost looks like a fruit style? I have to try to see what it holds but its certainly a weird looking beer, with that said it could be awesome so I will wait to judge after consuming.
     
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  11. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Zealot (568) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    From their website:

    RED VELVET ON NITRO
    GOLDEN OATMEAL STOUT WITH BEETS AND CHOCOLATE


    This stout takes the cake.

    Our Red Velvet oatmeal stout is a mind-bending beer. Like the cake that inspired it, the deep red color comes from beets, which add a rich, earthy character that complements the chocolate flavor and aroma. The foamy head of the nitro pour is our “icing”, adding a creamy smoothness to the mouthfeel. But this liquid dessert still finishes like a beer – not sweet, but just as satisfying.
     
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  12. Brent212

    Brent212 Initiate (66) Jan 13, 2014 California

    It's along the lines of Noble Naughty Sauce, which is amazing. This isn't on that level, but I remember liking it. Admittedly, I was fairly hammered when I had this, so I'm not 100% confident in my evaluation, but I'm definitely going to check it out.

    If they ever put Naughty Sauce in nitro cans/bottles I will buy all of it.
     
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  13. dennisdrinks

    dennisdrinks Initiate (136) Jan 12, 2017 Maryland

  14. Brent212

    Brent212 Initiate (66) Jan 13, 2014 California

    Okay, I take it back. Just drank one, it's fucking terrible. Not like I remember at all. No chocolate, no sweetness at all.

    I feel like all the newish BP beers I've tried recently (although only the two Commodores come to mind, so maybe it's just this and those) have tasted somehow.... "domestic"? Like they came from a budweiser/coors/one of those guys... maybe a step up, like that silly 805 beer.

    It's kind of like Calm Before the Storm but with zero coffee flavor.

    Gonna get a taster of it next time I'm at the brewery because I swear on draft it had a strong sweet chocolate flavor.
     
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  15. Whey2Hoppy

    Whey2Hoppy Aspirant (274) Mar 22, 2016 New Jersey

    As a massive fan of nitro and red velvet, I REALLY hope we see this in my neck of the woods.
     
  16. Yellowlt4

    Yellowlt4 Initiate (122) Sep 21, 2016 Texas

    Had this on tap this past weekend and it was quiet delicious. As a huge stout fan I thoroughly enjoyed this on tap.
     
  17. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Champion (833) Nov 3, 2013 California
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    Love the color.
     
  18. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Champion (833) Nov 3, 2013 California
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    Interested in trying this one.
     
  19. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Meyvn (1,059) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts

    I tried this today and really liked it. Ended up grabbing a couple bottles to take home.
     
  20. darklord2011

    darklord2011 Aspirant (215) Nov 18, 2011 Indiana
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    Curious to try this. Love nitro beers and a big fan of Ballast Point. Should be getting some next week.
     
  21. XpL0d3r

    XpL0d3r Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2016 New York

    Had this from bottle last week. It's very interesting. The color really throws it off, it's a bit heavier than what you would think. I think I gave it 4/5 on Untappd.
     
  22. Buck_Jones

    Buck_Jones Disciple (323) Jan 22, 2014 Michigan

    I really wanna try this, but haven't heard a thing about it hitting round these parts....
     
  23. Catracho5

    Catracho5 Meyvn (1,352) Aug 10, 2013 California
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    Not a fan of red velvet cake, I'll pass. Saw this in my local bottle and the clerk practically put a six-pack in my environmentally friendly reusable bag, I said no thanks. He said it was flying off the shelf.
     
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  24. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Champion (811) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    22 oz or packs?
     
  25. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Champion (811) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    I mentioned it to my boss. I work in a liquor store. If we get it, you'll know. I'm in Ocean County.
     
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  26. Whey2Hoppy

    Whey2Hoppy Aspirant (274) Mar 22, 2016 New Jersey

    Thanks! I'm at Rowan in South Jersey for the semester, but I actually live in Ocean County
     
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  27. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Champion (811) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    Exit 63. About an hour from rowan if you take a trip. Not too bad.
     
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  28. MikeP64

    MikeP64 Initiate (195) Jan 24, 2015 South Carolina

    Stupid packaging with plastic label wrapped on glass...just had BP's Manta Ray and liked that though...
     
  29. JMS1512

    JMS1512 Savant (922) Feb 18, 2013 New Jersey
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    Amen.
     
  30. BoomKentucky

    BoomKentucky Aspirant (221) Mar 22, 2013 Kentucky

    While I didn't like it I think it has great potential. I felt like the flavor was just a little off. I also felt like there was a very slight metallic taste to the one I had.
     
  31. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Devotee (461) Nov 16, 2007 New York

    bought a 6pk on Thursday - finding it hard to finish - great label art - but this stuff is awful -
    [​IMG]
     
  32. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Champion (811) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    Hunterdon I believe is getting it on Tuesday so NJ would be getting it. If it hits my specific store I'll know for sure.
     
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  33. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Initiate (91) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Man this was terrible. Thin, flat and bland. Drinking this was not enjoyable, it was more like a chore.
     
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  34. xxbassplayerxx

    xxbassplayerxx Initiate (163) Mar 16, 2016 Kentucky
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    I imagine it tasted flat because it's a nitro.
     
  35. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Initiate (168) Oct 29, 2015 California
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    What?
     
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  36. djtothemoney

    djtothemoney Initiate (186) Nov 30, 2015 Ohio
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    I liked this, didn't love it. However, my friend who loved red velvet cake absolutely loved it.

    Also, to all the people who are poo pooing on this being a stout and being red, go shove it :).
     
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  37. sagescrubber

    sagescrubber Initiate (118) Mar 17, 2015 California

    "Heh" for last comment. But how does loving red velvet cake translate to loving this beer? If we were talking carrot cake and carrot-infused beer, I'd immediately get it.

    Edit to add: Or are we talking about beetroot-infused cake?
     
  38. djtothemoney

    djtothemoney Initiate (186) Nov 30, 2015 Ohio
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    He thought it tasted like Red Velvet.
     
  39. Wolfeman1704

    Wolfeman1704 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2015 Ohio
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    You can really taste the beets....nothing else.
     
  40. xxbassplayerxx

    xxbassplayerxx Initiate (163) Mar 16, 2016 Kentucky
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    It's not carbonated so it would taste flat.
     
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