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RATINGS: 621   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Nose of alcohol, chocolate, espresso, currants, toffee. Much less burning in the taste, and a much more carmelly-chocolate flavor comes through, hints of roast and licorice. The body is medium, and the finish is slightly slight and warm. Newest to get on the Imperial Stout train. I thought this would be cheaper since most of their ales on the shelf are at $4 or so, but I got this one before the BevMo staff could tag it, and paid $9 for it. My expectations were not met, since there was an Abyss just down the shelf for $3 more, but a good imperial in any case.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Ibought this bottle thinking it was the ’regular’ Sea Monster Stout. Black with a light brown head. Nice coffee mocha aromas with blackened malts. Rich, frothy mouthfeel. Great flavors of semi sweet chocolate with medium roast coffee. Has a nicely bitter blackened malt, lightly boozy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bomber poured an opaque black with a small lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, currants, plum and a hint of licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, roastiness, currants, plum and hints of licorice and vanilla with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle from pp bottle shop. Much more depth and girth than last years version. Very nice balance of coffee, chocolate, and hops. Nice imp stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 2, 2009
On tap at City Beer Store. A pretty standard imperial stout overall. Coffee and roasted malts dominate the aroma and the flavor. Not quite as complex as some of the better RISes out there. Alcohol asserts itself. Relatively full and smooth palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Very tight nose, just some hints of chocolate liqueur and anise. Flavor is malt sweetness and some cocoa balanced out by a pretty hefty roasty bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Poured opaque with brown oily legs and a thin brown head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, tobacco, chocolate, raisins, and licorice. Roasted malt flavor with some dark chocolate and piny-citrus hop middle. Semi-dry hop bitter finish. Silky mouth on a full body. Nice warmth in the chest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6441) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
Bomber purchased @ Holiday Wine and Spirits. Pours a thick black with a modest brown finger-thick head. Sweet chocolate syrup aroma, with nuances of currants, vegemite, and unmistakable subtle alcohol. Very silky mouthfeel, heavy with soft carbonation. Flavours or chocolate, roast, coffee beans, and molasses. Moderately bitter finish. Interesting that the booziness is unmistakable in the nose, but does not intrude on the palate at all. Quite drinkable and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pastor (795) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2009
I walked into a beer store in mass and look what I found. The 22 0a bottle poured into a snifter produced a tan head the went of to a thin lace on top of a pitch black body Aromas’ of sweet roasted malts (chocolate) filled my head there is a little dark fruit in there as well The flavor is very sweet and it surprise’s me the malts are strong but the lite amount of bitterness coming thru is good enough to balance this brew out. The funny thing was that to say it is an IMP stout to me it’s a stretch. It was almost Quaffable in some ways I could not detect any of the 10% in this at all. The mouth feel was medium more than thick so I went down very good. A very interesting stout I am glad I tried it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
tap at Toronado. Pours with a pitch black color and a thin brown head. Coffee dominates the aroma. The flavor profile changes as one goes along. Initially there is lots of sweetness and molasses that then gives way to coffee and bitter chocolate. Fairly smooth texture and not boozy at all.

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