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RATINGS: 643   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (641) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 Bomber bottle. Pours black with a thin head. Aroma has notes of dark malts, chocolate, a hint of smoke and caramel, and a bit of dark fruits. Really nice. Taste is a bit sweet but balanced with some dark fruits, caramel, roasted malts, a hint of bitter chocolate, and an smooth, slightly coffee finish. Not really a lot of alcohol. Really well done. Full most with a medium carbonation. Smooth in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a big beer. Roasted malts with a caramel sweetness and a hint of coffee. Yum!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Caspar. Pours black-brown with a frothy, off-white head. The nose has sugary malts, chocolate, soft roast, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with raisins, bittersweet chocolate, burnt earth, torched wood. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. More bitter cocoa to finish, dried dark fruits, char, strong roast, burnt toast, some alcohol warmth. Very solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7052) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Caspar. It pours darkest ruby with a thick tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, coffee, dark chocolate, earth, dirt, creamy and cocoa. The tats is bitter, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, decent bitterness, pepper, earth, ash and some acidity with a lingering roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Rich and flavoursome, yet rather drinkable...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2511) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours darker brown in color with a beige head. Quite strong coffee roasted notes in aroma, some dark chocolate and leathery notes as well are present. Roasted coffee and chocolate mostly in taste. Something sharp as well. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2156) - 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 didn’t 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 year’s 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 children’s 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 (623) - 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 (247) - 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 (1684) - 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 (703) - 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 (10828) - 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.


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