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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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 donít watch out. Like most scary monsters, it can be a little intimidating, but have no fear.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1161) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2013 Pours a pitch black with a nice tan head and some nice lacing on the glass. aroma is of roasted malts, caramel, coco, and some coffee, and some hops in the background. Flavor is of roasted malts, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, tobacco and general hop bitterness. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel, and slightly boozy, bitter, semi dry, roasty finish. overall, a tasty and smooth imp. stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Poured on tap from Beachwood BBQ. It is extrememly dark in the glass with a beige head. It also has a nice lacing. Aroma of alcohol and caramel it also has a sweetness to it. Taste has some coffee and some hazlenut. The 10% alcohol is in the finish but it is also rich.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dougmaher434 (6) - Felton, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012 does not count
Iím not the one to love the Imperial Stout but this one went down quite nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Draft. Pours motor oil black with a small brown head. Smells of coffee with some alcohol notes. Taste is coffee, chocolate, and alcohol on the finish. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours black with tan edges with tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee and some smoke. Taste follows the nose. There is a bit of bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Sea Monster pours black. Pitch black. A small tan head forms but quickly disappears. Right off the bat youíll notice this beer has a really sweet nose to it. One of the sweeter stouts Iíve smelled in a while. Itís the dark chocolate doing itís thing. A decent amount of roasted malt and a smaller amount of coffee. The taste is more of the same. The sweetness cuts through everything else. The coffee leaves a bit of a bitter ending that sits at the back of the throat. Mouthfeel was really nice. It was more towards a heavier, thicker mouthfeel. A little bit on the flat side. Just goes down your throat with ease

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1193) - Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bomber to stella artois chalice- Probably sat on room temp shelf for quit a while. Blackish plum with some hidden red highlights.Short head ,ring of foam little lacing. Smell of sweetness, dark chocolate,mildly bready pastryness,light coffee,some dark fruit, a bit of butter and very subtle but noticable hops. Taste is somewhat sweet at first with dark roasted malt pretty roasty but not too much,somewhat smooth but the roast roughs that up some. More coffee in taste than darkchocolate and a bittersweetness overall,lingering coffee flavor and the bittering seems herbal but somewhat a citrus grapefruit. A bit tangy finish.Maybe some coffee astringency in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2012
This doesnít smell as great as it tastes. Lots of thick chewy characters, but not too alcoholic in the flavor. Just a slightly off aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
On tap at Publich House Temecula. Thick viscous black pour. Aroma is of chocolate, coffe and alcohol. Very thick on the palate, but drinkable. Comparable to Speedway Stout in that way. Dark chocolate notes on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
Bitter yet balanced. A bitterness based on coffee and hops. Black with red highlights, and lace sheets. Great roast, coffee aromas. A sipper. Another great creation from this brewery. Aged a year


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