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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1587) - 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 (2478) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hE5AdEv3qeqAsU5r (80) - - MAY 20, 2012
Not too much on the nose, but a hefty tan head. Dark but not pitch black like other imperial stouts. Flavor and palate come off a bit thin for the style... almost like a regular single stout. But if this is really 10% the alcohol is very well hidden. Very drinkable and a pleasant Sunday afternoon beer, but nothing mind blowing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2012
65cl, at 10%Vol, as Sea Monster Imperial Stout, American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, complex Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly spicy, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
On tap at freakin frog. The lighting here is bleak, but the colour is a deep brown. Tan wispy head with a rope edge. aroma is raisin, nuts, wood, vanilla, and a malty "funk". Taste is more raisin, licorice/molasses, wood, a bit of smoke. Good balance. Not a powerhouse, but can't taste the alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Pours a nice black with a very thin brown head. Aroma is booze chocolate and some soy. Flavor is pretty simple, chocolate, roasted malts, some syrup notes. Not the greatest but not horrible, drinks very easily for an impy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dagimp (922) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Smells like maple syrup and malassas. Tastes like beer. Smells like beer. Looks like beer. I think it’s beer. Rich amber-brown color. Don’t shake bottle prior to opening. Don’t feed to your pet turtle. OK to feed to your pet fish. popular amongst the jersey shore crowd and spanish kings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a brown colour with a lacy light tan head. Aroma of alcohol, dark chocolate, caramel, Weetabix malt and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Mildly bitter with lingering Weetabix and alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2012
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft light toffee malt soft chocolate nose ... over fizzy ... dark malts ... sweet roast ... big chocolate ... deep roast ... soft mellow roast ... nice easy drinking...


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