Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2174) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2015
Flavor is licorice, roasted malt, and some oats. Starts and ends very bitter and slightly boozy. Had a bomber pour in myrtle beach. Pours back with a brown head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1251) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 26, 2015
22o bottle pours inky dark brown black with a finger of offwhite head. Nose has big roast dark fruit and bitter chocolate with some dry licorice and a touch of char. Medium body. Taste is similar with big charred dark cocoa with a touch of fruitiness. Finishes dry with medium high bitterness, roasty dark licorice fruit and some round malt char. Ok. Doesnít touch Victory at Sea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1928) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
7.11.2014. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts. Taste is plenty of liquorice, slightly sour, coffee ending.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (692) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2015
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 On tap it is really smooth but looses some of the rich flavor. In the bottle it is more harsh but the rich flavor is great. Deep black and heavy tongue feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8664) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove in San Diego. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of licorice, roast, chocolate and some fruit notes. Roasty flavor with licorice, a bit of chocolate, a fruity touch and a bitter finish. medium to full-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2864) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2015
2013 bottle, from March of that year. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice looking black color with a slim fingerís worth of white to off white foamy head that quickly dissipated leaving some light clingy lacing. The smell had a sweet cocoa to sticky licorice, light roast of coffee and an ample amount of anise settling nicely underneath my nose. The taste was mainly sweet and roasty. A light vanilla did help to balance out. An even-ed out delicate delivery of balanced vanilla licorice boozy aftertaste lead to a semi - sweet and wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation, what carbonation, is it there? Not really, but for the style and age, Iím not worried. Itís good stuff. Overall, I say this was a pretty good D/IS that I would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GriffDaddy (95) - - MAR 15, 2015
Yes please, Iíll have some more of that. Dark, inky pour with a big, thick dark tan head. Smells like dry unsweetened cocoa and coffee and some other roasted goodness. Smooth, velvety on the tongue, powerful chocolate and coffee and everything you are looking for in a big, unapologetic stout. Lots of alcohol balanced by so much of everything else. I will buy this again (and again...) Beautiful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5661) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Lots of roasty musk and a good dose of coffee and dark chocolate. Pours black with good head and lacing. Medium bitter finish with some caramel sweetness, rich on palate. Creamy texture. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, roasty, and boozy, with hints of chocolate and leather. Taste/Palate: creamy and sweet; finishes slightly astringent. Best beer I have ever had. Seriously.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (345) - Napa, California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle: Very dense and dark with a thick head & great lace. Very dark roasted nose. Coffee, cocoa but also a huge lift of hops. Looks like bittering hops. Inky. Char. very dense. Dry to off dry. Not sour but very bitter. This beer had massive flavor but it lacks the creamy, chocolate of some other great Imperial Stouts. Itís a different twist and one that uses hops to balance the over the top flavor. Fair showing of hops aromatically.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 72

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50