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RATINGS: 788   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2011
pitch black pour with a finger and a half tan head. wonderful chocolate nose with a slight boozy note. very nice roasty, chocolate flavor. not much coffee flavor till the finish, where a malty bitterness lingers. not bad, but overpriced to buy again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2011
/Somehow this beer us very dark but also sprightly. The roasted melt stays more int he background with enough complementary hops to keep the coffee root beer sweetness from running away with things, Modest dark tan head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Pours a solid black color with a huge fluffy off white head that shows remarkable staying power. Smells of chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, earthy hops, and a touch of alcohol. Tastes of coffee and chocolate as expected. Dark caramel, citrus hops, and alcohol battle for supporting roles. Ashy roast and citrus bitterness leave there mark on my taste buds long after every sip. Surprisingly thin body really surprised me, I was expecting much more than this one delivers. Oily chocolate type mouthfeel with a medium to low level of carbonation. Very flavorful brew that I quite enjoyed, but this really could use a bit more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours as dark as Iíve ever seen a beer. Very good lacing. Pretty typical aroma/taste of roast coffee and hints of chocolate. Creamy mouth texture is not at all watery and super easy to drink. This strikes me as a potentially dangerous 10%; Iím not picking up any alcohol at all. If only they could have upped the flavor intensity of this beer it would be a gem. Very satisfying nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
Pretty basic offering of a stout, it has a dark malty undertone and decent chocolate/coffee like finish, overall not bad, good offering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle pours a jet black with a thick tan head. Scent is dark chocolate, hops and coffee. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, chocolate with a bitter hoppy finish. Reminds me of a stronger Happy Ending stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JRock72 (605) - - MAY 2, 2011
Sampled at Dark Lord Day. Thanks for the share. Very dark black with small head. Kind of light body with typical stout flavours. Not very roasty. Would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
It seemed crazy to me to even drink another beer from Ballast Point because Sculpin is so amazing, however; I decided to give this beer a try. Pours an inky black with a small head of beige that quickly fades to a ring around the glass. Aroma is full of coffee and bittersweet chocolate notes. Taste is very similar to the smell with some added complexity that Iím guessing comes from the un-malted barley Overall this is a good example of an Imperial stout, however; I prefer either a Mikkeller or a speedway stout instead

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5293) - Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2011
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, a little coffee, dark chocolate, some resin, and some citrusy hops. Flavor nice for an imperial stout, strong of the dark notes, but the resin and hops donít mix well. Thick texture. A pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2011
The liquid thickness fills my glass with brown darkness rendering a beige head of foam. Smells like brown sugar, roasted malt and pine needles with some light fruity notes (figs, plums?). Medium body with a very bold flavor profile that is in no way smooth: Bitter chocolate, sweet malt, a little caramel and vanilla, fruity and finishing in over hopped bitterness that seems to be way too common for American imperial stouts. The 10% is well masked but I would have liked the bitterness cut back a bit.

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