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RATINGS: 642   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (664) - 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 (1204) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1269) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Black with a light brown head - Good sweet malt aroma - Good sweet malt body with caramel and dark fruits - Long malty finish that is sweet and good - This was good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (505) - - MAY 16, 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. Pretty good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (564) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Dark black pour, pretty nice aroma of chocolate, booze and a bit metallic. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and dark malts. Pretty good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwa5879 (669) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Black pour with very thin layer of oatmeal head. Strong boozy scotch pine and corn aroma with some iron metallics, maple, and molasses. Low carbonation, thick frothy mouthfeel, assertive dry finish. Taste is dark fruits and rich chocolate, hints of bourbon and strong charred oak, bitter vanilla too. Nice strong imperial stout with great complexity at first but stumbles a bit on the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcclainc50 (172) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a light tab head. Slight aroma of barley and chocolate. Too thin for a stout, very watery. Chocolate notes with a bit of barley and oat in the flavor. Not worth trying again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtdewa1 (309) - rome, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Dark black pour, medium white head. Aroma is toasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is malts, barley and dark chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden. Very smooth, a little thin for a stout. Overall good but had better.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (2133) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
15.02.2014, 0,65l bottle sampled @ RBNG14:
Small slightly brown mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and balanced, dark malts, coffee, licorice, grass, alcohol, hay. Taste is slightly sour-ish and dry, dark malts, sour coffee, grass, licorice, caramel, alcohol, hints of almond essence and cardboard. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough, a little disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2014
$8 in San Diego 650ml. No stand out for the style but good nevertheless. The high abv hits reasonably hard but the coffee and roast of the stout keeps some presence (a good thing). Good balance throughout.


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