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BALLAST POINT VICTORY AT SEA COCONUT IMPERIAL PORTER

On tap at The Oath, toasted coconut version of Imperial Porter needs more pronounced nuttiness to compete with bittersweet dark chocolate fudging, moderate Caffe Calabria coffee roast and milky vanilla creaming. Even its oak-charred hop bittering, mild espresso lilt and reticent marshmallow sugaring compete with the coconut adjunct (and walnut snip) by the finish. Nevertheless.

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BALLAST POINT RED VELVET NITRO

On tap at Taphouse 15, unconventional nitro-injected oatmeal stout breaks traditional mocha mode, instead retaining mellow beet-sugared, vanilla cream-fluffed mouthfeel, billowy pinkish white head and silken ruby body. Cotton-candied watermelon, raspberry, cherry and strawberry illusions straddle soft honeyed wheat spine of delicate dessert treat. In the bottle, initial vanilla-creamed red velvet cake theme and Black Forest cake uprising get pushed aside by heavily charred hop astringency.

 

 

BALLAST POINT WATERMELON DORADO DOUBLE IPA

Bolder and more assertive than typical watermelon-flavored brews, though its featured fruit loses luster against citric-spiced IPA bittering and minor fusel alcohol burn (10% ABV). Acrid watermelon rind astringency contrasts candied watermelon sugaring above rich barley-roasted cookie dough malting. Tart orange-peeled yellow grapefruit, pineapple and mango illusions waver.