generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
haukur (1309) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
Muggus69 (1226) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bergstaden (1300) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
BeerKurve (509) - - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
fattybladdy (582) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour, pretty nice aroma of chocolate, booze and a bit metallic. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and dark malts. Pretty good stuff.
bwa5879 (685) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mcclainc50 (186) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
mtdewa1 (323) - rome, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.