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Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 640   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1289) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
(Bottle). I found mainly flavorings from roasted malt and alcohol in the fragrance and in the taste when this beer was tested. But the tasting was done after several other beers so my taste buds were probably slightly weary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
78samh (141) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pint from E9 is dark black with a creamy tan head. Cocoa and coffee aromas. Taste is rich roasted malts with hints of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Very smooth finish with little burn for 10%. Exceptional impy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2058) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Burnt, roasty, malty, coffee aromas and flavors. Pretty average imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Changed (359) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bomber that is 6 months past due. $4.99 at FLBC. Pours black, small tan head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, some chocolate and coffee. Moderately thick, moderately low carbonation, creamy, roasted finish and bittering, dry finish. Flavor is much like the flavor. Perhaps more chocolate in the flavor. Alcohol is apparent. This rating could mean jack-squat based on the past-due date, but for $4.99, 10%, and 90+ rating, I think I’ll be going back for some more, thank you very much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2563) - GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
Jet Black motor oil color. Licorice nose. Huge black coffee taste. Complex with spices and salt. Whaffting alcohol after the swallow that burns the lips like whiskey. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2472) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Nice pitch black color with a burnt sienna cushy head. Wonderful roasted coffee nose, sticky . Nice smooth coffee milk chocolate taste, well balanced and rolling down

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3733) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
650ml bottle from Saveur-Biere

Pours pitch black with a large brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, salty licorice, sweet syrup, floral hops, grass and coffee. Taste is sweet, roasty and heavy with loads of salty licorice, some grassy notes and syrup. Finish is roasty, bitter and salty with notes of sweet syrup, candi sugar, licorice and coffee. Quite heavy imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roast malts, taste is sweet chocolate, rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1215) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 2/26/14. Jet black with close to two fingers of tan head. Aromas of roast, dark fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla extract. Tastes of dark chocolate, bits of dark fruit, light booze, roast, vanilla, a tiny bit of leather and licorice. Full body with a dry finish. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvilCat (80) - FRANCE - JUL 29, 2014
Bouteille. Saveur Bière. Robe noire, mousse beige crémeuse . Nez sur le caramel, le chocolat, le houblon et la prune. Bouche ronde et puissante. Arômes de sucre brun, de chocolat amer et de café torréfié, bien marqué par la fleur de houblon . Finale sèche et florale sur le réglisse. Une stout de caractère typée sur le houblon américain. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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