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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 donít watch out. Like most scary monsters, it can be a little intimidating, but have no fear.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Rich and robust aroma of roasted down malts that serge in a coffee style of scent. Pure black and opaque color with a creamy topping of head that seems to retreat fairly fast. The flavor is so sweet and rich with black malt that this really out does the previous predecessor of sea monster. In fact, for the longest time I didnít even know this was classified as a different recipe then regular sea monster stout and I have purchased a few bottles already wondering why this yearís batch tasted so much better. Well, it now all makes sense to me since there is a ton more malts roasted down and added and the alcohol heats up more and makes me have to swallow it like a table spoon of sweet tasty childrenís cough syrup. Very peculiar how this reminds me of a grape flavor cough remedy medicine but in the end I enjoy this beer to the end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (586) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
22 oz bottle into a snifter. The pour is a nice black color with a thick dark espresso foam colored head and some great lacing left behind. The aroma is a little bitter for what I was expecting. There is a strong cocoa presence to go along with a great roasted malt note. There is just a touch of coffee. It is a little light. The flavor is very roasty. The coffee comes through a bit more on this, and there is a hint of vanilla. The back end offers a lot of bitterness and licorice that I didn't see coming. The mouth feel is a bit thin, and the medium carbonation helps a little. And aftertaste is lingering and bitter, resounding of roasty licorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (246) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
Boozy aroma - super toasty roasted malts - surprisingly medium bodied only but makes this an easy drinker - well balanced - an enjoyable behemoth without being great.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1621) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
A black beer with a beautiful, clouding and beige head. The nose is enjoyable, lots of salt liquirice, liquirice, chocolate, roastiness adn some pine needles. There are strong elements in the aroma but still the overall impression is nicely smooth. Taste has liquirice and salt liquirice, some dark chocolate, pine needles and bitter almonds. Almost full bodied, nice and smooth to drink. The bitter almond gives a nice touch to the taste, the good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omega (688) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 19, 2014
I almost think this hides the alcohol too well, as this bad boy is so smooth it slides down the gullet too easily. A fantastic imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle at RBNG-14. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, malt, hop, cocoa, chocolate. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, chocolate, alcohol. very nice beer. A beer to drink again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (647) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 10%. It also has a freshness date and short description.Appearance: The Sea Monster pours slow, thick and black as night. A tall tan head forms over the opaque brew. It?s head quickly settles down and forms a ring of lacing that hangs on the edge of the glass. Smell: This one found my nose as soon as I opened the bottle. In the glass I get big roasted notes, burnt toast, heavy malt, coffee, caramel and toffee.Taste / Palate: The Monster brings big lingering roasted and heavily toasted, almost burnt maltiness. The middle adds some caramel and raison like dark fruity sweetness. This fades back into pleasing roasted malt and hop bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1291) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 2, 2014
Dark with a light brown head. Some nice roast along with malty notes in the aroma. Medium bitterness in the finish. A nice one! thanks ruffian!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (618) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Pitch black with a khaki colored head, mild carbonation and good lacing. Aroma of chocolate malts, vanilla, roasted barley, and a mild but noticeable hoppiness. Chocolate malts, with notes of vanilla, a strong roasted barley/coffee flavor and a surprisingly strong hoppiness; Fairly roasty aftertaste. Heavy body and moderate carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1181) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
650mL bottle Enjoy by 02/27/14 Pours a thick creamy espresso-like tan head. Body is jet black, almost opaque. Complex aroma of good intensity; burnt nuts, dark chocolate, treacle, espresso, with spicy, citrusy American hops coming through. Palate is well thick, slightly syrupy and sticky, some drying roast astringency cuts through assisted by hop bitterness. Low carbonation welcomed. Reasonably intense affair in the mouth; bitter cocoa & citrus, roasted nuts & pine, espresso & woody spice, and an underlying treacle note that lingers on a long, reasonably well bittered finish. Booze seems well masked! Solid sort of American stout.


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