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RATINGS: 788   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Pours a thick brownish-black on tap with a fluffy tan head and good lacing. Aroma of rusted malts and coffee, with a hint of dark chocolate underneath. Taste follows, bitter and a hint of burn from the alcohol on the way down. Pretty damn good stout, well balanced and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate tan head. Nose has some roasting in it and seem a little dry. Taste is much the same. Not one of my favorites in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle from Proof. Black pour with a creamy brown head and some spotty lacing. A lot of roasted malt character with light hints of chocolate, earth and healthy amounts of piney and floral hoppiness. Bittersweet chocolate with creamy sweetness up front with a earthy bitter finish. Medium bodied with well hidden alcohol and moderate carbonation. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
A nice black body with red highlights. A nice tan head that had good retention and nice lace. Aroma had a mix of roasted malts, and chocolate malts. A slight hint of smoke. Flavor had a nice balance of roasted coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. Some alcohol was present, but overall was well hidden. A nice dry finish, and good body to it. Nice mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2852) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2013
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has medicinal hops, sugar with ash, burned malt, caramel. Quite complex with bit wine like notes. Flavour has roasted ashy malt, caramel, berries. Although being great, feels like missing bit depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Dark brown pour. Big roast notes to front, some coffee, bitter chocolate. Lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conlepa1 (72) - Chillicothe, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours black. Aroma is very roasty, coffee. Taste is much the same. Coffee, chocolate. Smooth, medium palate. A little light on the palate for the style. Tastey. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle poured into glass. Looked over my old notes and realized Iíd skipped this one. Really smooth with a nice dark chocolate flavor. Subtle hints of coffee and barely. ABV is masked very well here as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Location/Date:Catching up on Ratings, November 2011.

Appearance:Pours a black opaque.
Aroma: Aroma very roasty.
Taste: Taste of coffee, malt, and roastiness.
Palate: Medium body, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: Ballast Point always makes a nice beer, this is no exception.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1116) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Aromas of roasted barley and coffee beans. Deep solid black with a small foam rim. Flavor is surprisingly smooth bringing notes of espresso, molasses, burnt caramel and toffee. A very pleasant flavor of rich cocoa follows through on the finish. Overall, itís very smooth and well done. For 10% alcohol they mask it extremely well. A rating.

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