Steve’s Beer Advent Calendar Day 5 – Red Velvet – Ballast Point Brewing

Day 5

The bottle encourages you to “pour with purpose. For the best experience turn upside down and pour quickly. ” Doing that you get a pretty lively white nitro head over a bright red beer. Moderately clear with suspended particles and fast bubbles.

The nose leads with a sharp red wine vinegar acidity followed by floral sweetness

The flavours are smooth and mellow as is the mouthfeel. The nitrogen and oatmeal make for a silky beer on the tongue. There is a mild fruity sweetness and a vanilla note.

Commercial Description:

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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