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RATINGS: 593   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2010
7/23/10. Big thanks to AskDrTodd for bringing this up to Tally! Big dark chocolate aroma with a hint of sour. Big chocolate aroma with a dash of coffee and hint of metallic notes. Can’t believe how drinkable this is for 10%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle. Black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, light liqourice, light brown sugar and vague coffee. Flavour of roast, chocolate, cocoa, coffee and liqourice. LIght vanilla and smoke notable. Medium to fulll bodied. Light smoked and light roasted bitterness in the end. Thx Snojerk321 for this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bomber from Smith’s, and get ya some while you can, because they are down to their last case and a half. Pours turbid black, with some ruby edges on the bottom concavature of my tulip glass, and 2f tan head that is well retained. Lokks just marvelous. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, molasses, earthy, hops. Tastes rich, complex, with a big dark patent malt bill matched by big cacao, huge hops, and some dark fruit. Gets a bit astringent and even more resiny hoppy late, and stays hefty on the palate and is a true heavyweight of beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Aroma of brownie mix in the oven,along with roasted malt,hint of alcohol, flavor of roasted malts, Hersheys chocolate syrup, hop bitterness in finish,well done Imp Stout,Ballast is starting to impress me bigtime

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Pours black with a very light colored head for an imperial stout. Tons of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and nutty roasted malts in the aroma. Flavor expounds on these notes, shifting between sweet molasses/dark fruit and bitter burnt malt and roasted coffee qualities. A beautiful nuttiness smooths out each sip. Palate is full with surges of prickly carbonation. Fantastic brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7114) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Pours black with small tan head. Nose is chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts and smooth vanilla finish. I agree with dickinsonbeer that there’s some fennel seed taste to it (as random of a spice as that sounds). Good stout, but not all that complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 20, 2010
black pour with small brown head. huge aroma of licorice, smoke, meat, mild hops, some heat. taste is similar. very smooth, creamy, and full body. solid stuff, a classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. 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. Great Imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5029) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Bottle split with Pat and Tony. Pours a thick black with tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and coffee roast. Mouthfeel has a nice smooth, velvety texture. Notes of roast, sweet chocolate, and earth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Had with james and pat. Pour is black with medium brown head. Aroma is luhlght cocoa and coffees. The flavor continues this theme

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