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RATINGS: 740   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 don’t 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
r464 (2168) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2012
Very dark with a thick tannish brown head. Roasty and toasty with hints of dark chocolate, nuts, toast, coffee. Smooth and a little creamy. Lingering burnt malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2012
on tap at Buckeye 18Apr2012, served in a tumbler i was surprised, but it was a good 16oz taste, the coffee dominates at first, then the chocolate comes later the booze is quite heavy for 8% but tasty none the less.. can’t wait to try victory at sea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ANGRYCPA (50) - - APR 17, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium head. Taste is coffee, chocolate, alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (1021) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
Just getting used to Ballast Point being around the Cincy area. I can’t say I was blown away by this bomber. Too many medicinal and astringent notes. Yet, smooth as hell and high gravity is well hidden. Ballast Point’s Imperial Stout should be much better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 13, 2012
Intense. Pitch black with a thin tan head. This enters with espresso and dark chocolate. Some dark red fruit show through the mid palate and the mouthfeel is soft. Long, roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3571) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2012
Vegas bottle enjoyed on the Green Bat back porch. Pretty classic surrounding. The beer was nice too. Definitely west coast style with a strong hop presence. Lots of bitter baking chocolate and espresso notes. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (2235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
Draft. Pitch black with a small white head. Smells like burned strong coffee. Tastes similar but also quite sweet. Thinner body than I expected. High carbonation. Bitter finish. Some dark fruit arrives once it warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bottle. Smells like black licorice and brewery. Pours almost jet black, tan head. Taste is incredible, nicely balanced imperial stout with black licorice notes. Palate thins some, but decently long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleph (231) - - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Black, coffee head. Roast, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, some almost soapy notes. Bitter, malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (4757) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
On tap and bottle. Pours a deep, mahogany brown with a thin, sudsy, quickly fading head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet malts, barley, cocoa, pepper, and dry hops. Full bodied with a thick, peppery palate. Smooth, yet slightly warming finish. I really enjoyed this beer on tap, awesome smoothness in the mouthfeel. Great Imperial stout from Ballast Point.

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