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RATINGS: 775   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Nice ! Elegant black opaque appearance, handsomely so. Nose chocolate and malt, maybe slight alcohol. Taste spells flavor, alcohol extremely well masked, with strong chocolate and malt. Finish does not disappointment, sweet and moderately lasting. Bravo BP..........a sheer winner. Quaff Score 9 / 10

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5265) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
22 ounce bottle pours black with aromas or chocolate, peat, and a touch of vanilla. Flavors are the same, very drinkable stout for 10% ABV, great beer overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. Dark black pour, small ring of carbonation, lacing and an aroma of roasted malt, peat and chocolate. Flavor has a nice medium creamy mouth feel, vanilla, lactose and peat and finished a little oily with flavors of coffee and chocolate. Solid beer with nice complexity.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Black with good, creamy, brown head / Rich nose of roast barley, tobacco, chocolate, coffee, molasses, and licorice / Full body, winey and inky with moderate acidity, some chewiness and sweetness, with excellent balance and mostly dry finish / Flavors of licorice, grass, bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee,prune, and cream / Top notch.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DentonShanks (25) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Ballast Point Brewing Company Imperial Stout Sea Monster. Good taste, a little syrupy/sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2012
22oz bomber graciously shared by Anndiesel. Opaque brown-black, big steady beige head. Thick black chocolate cocoa tones, oily and viscous. A little bit of a burnt coffee and alcohol burn in the finish. The hops are rather dry and strawy. Nails the style, hard to deny that, but could have used some more fruity, fuller hop tones...comes off a little one-d, whereas the malt profile is rich and luscious, the hops are a touch underwhelming. A great example of the style, delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2012
A very nice imperial stout with the hops comming through more than a typical RIS. I enjoyed this one and will buy again. Love to get this barrel aged next time.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1599) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
On tap at The Daily Pint. Pitch black with a hint of ruby highlights, two-finger light brown head, great retention and lace. Strong roasted coffee and coca powder aromas, with dark fruits lingering in the background. Flavors are just about identical, highlighted by a chocolate sweetness, with licorice, vanilla notes, and warming alcohol. Full body, moderate carbonation, thick and creamy mouthfeel, and a dark fruit sweetness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
A - pours opaque cola brown with quickly dissipating fluffy coffee head. Immediately sticks the the glass. S - smell a bit like a porter, lighter and almost fruitier. Aromas of chalky cheap chocolate, earthy barley and oats, and notes of coffee. More of a toasted malt aroma than coffee or chocolate. T - bitter coffee, chocolate and toasted oaty malts up front. Roasted malts, molasses and honey and bitter chocolate on the palate. Hoppy tinge on the palate as well. Lingering grassy hops, dark dried fruits and bitter burnt caramel. O - pretty good, though more like a porter. Not as rich as I would like. 6+/7-

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (2579) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2012
Pours dark with medium thick yellow white head. Low carbonation. Aromas of roasted coffee beans, chocolate malts, alcohol, dark fruits. Taste is very nice! A mix between sweet dark fruits and the bitterness from coffee beans and chocolate malts. Also tastes very freshly hopped! Palate could be a bit thicker and ending could be bit more bitter. Overall very good!


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