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Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Sea Monster Imperial Stout is a new version of an old favorite. This hearty stout is black as the abyss and clocks in at a whopping 10% ABV, a real monster. The flavors of roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate are complamented by a velvety smoothness from the addition of un-malted barley and oats. Colombus and Amarillo hops help to balance out the huge malt character of this flavor bomb. Be careful the alcohol is well hidden and will sneak up on you if you don’t watch out. Like most scary monsters, it can be a little intimidating, but have no fear.


3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kenz (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014 does not count
On draft at sidebar in west chester Dark black color and thin head Aroma= espresso Taste= pure black coffee overpowering but it is blended with San Diego brewed coffee so gotta be in the mood

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jflopsu (604) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours a dark clack with brown head. Has a very faint chocolate malt and coffee aroma. A heavy body and creamy beer with coffee and thick chocolate, with some roasted malts and dark fruits. A lighter and not as strong imperial stout than most.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1882) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2014
22oz bomber: This one pours an inky, very dark brown color. There was just a touch of a brown head that didn’t linger long. Getting lots of aromas in there. Chocolate, some coffee, a bit of vanilla, maybe some dark fruits too. The taste is very good. Chocolate, some roastiness, vanilla, maybe some raisin as well as other fruits. It has a very silky mouth-feel to it. Very Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (177) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2014
pours jet back with very small head. The aroma is a little boozy, some dark chocolate and licorice. Taste is chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee with some light dark fruit on the back end. Also taste the booze. Great Imperial Stout, not a stand out though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jultsu (211) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Kahvinruskea vaahto, tummanmakea iskevä tuoksu. Pikkuhiljaa vetäytyvä vaahto. Liukas, tylppä, kuiva ja niukan hapokas, mieto alkoholin polte. Hyvää, mutta jään kaipaamaan mehevyyttä.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (354) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 7, 2014
22 oz Bomber. Tasted on 11/6/14. Bottle from Total Wine Dallas TX. Pours to a deep black with a dark tan tick head. The aroma has dark fruit, licorice some chocolate & a little boozy. The taste a lot of the dark fruit but was also pretty well balanced with the malt. The alcohol was not as well hidden as some other Imperial Stouts but overall was good. It was slightly too sweet for my taste but not so much that it wasn't a very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (280) - GREECE - OCT 30, 2014
650 ml bottle, shared at home. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malty, light hoppy, light alcoholic. Sweet and bitter taste, roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1384) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 27, 2014
Bottled. Color black with small brown head. Aroma sweet, roasted, malt, alcohol, caramel. Taste sweet, roasted, chocolate, caramel, alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (802) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Draft at Aces and Ales. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, slight booze. Taste is nice and roasty, coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. Smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5948) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées et de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #5831)


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