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RATINGS: 640   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1715) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2009
Pours black, with a small, brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses, and vanilla. Solid brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6843) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2009
Pours deep dark with amber edges and thin mocha head. The aroma is roasty malts mixing with molasses, mild chocolate and mild amounts of coffee. The taste is rich and chewy with malts. It then becomes mildly coffee like and moving in the direction of molasses, chocolate and a sense of vanilla. Into the finish mild coffee and mild malt astringency round out the experience.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2116) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
650ml bottle from Beverages4less. Pours an opaque black with a small tan head. The aroma is strong with chocolate, mocha and plums. The flavor features coffee, milk chocolate, dark biter chocolate, vanilla, and biter walnuts. The finish is long with lingering biter sweet cocoa and ash. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Overall: I was quite surprised to see that I had not yet rated this brew. Very, very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Mmmm motor oil. Pours really black. Thin lacey head. Lots of roast and caramel flavors in the brew. Goes down quite well. A little weaker than what you come to exact from Imp Stouts when it comes to flavor and thickness. Worth a try though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Bottle, thanks to alexanderj. Black pour with some brown head. Aroma is milk, nuts / minerals, roasted malt, and caramel sweetness. Flavor is actually pretty sweet also, the roast is there, but not overpowering. Some chocolate, milk, and mineraly water as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2009
My Million Beer March Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me thanks to stefanje. Pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roast malt with dark fruits, some alcohol and vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Taste is more dark fruits, vanilla, some chocolate and coffee over the roast body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. The aroma has a mild sweetness that is driven by dark fruits. There are hints of chocolate and coffee. The flavor has more dark fruits like the nose. Other flavors the I picked up were chocolate, oats, and light coffee. The finish has some bitterness, but overall this is pretty smooth drinking. The alcohol is well hidden even with the increased amount. Medium bodied. Nothing is over the top with this; it is a very drinkable Imperial Stout.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2009
22 ounce bottle. Pours pitch black with a bit of sticky brown head. Some lace left behind. The nose has some signs of hops, but there’s really nothing there. Even the flavor is sort of bland. I’m not getting a whole lot of anything out of this beer. Medium body and balanced finish. Big disappointment.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajm (1065) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Tap at Old Grove brewery. Nose is hot alcohol, like the flavor. Jet black with no head. Malts are thick and large but offer no distinct taste, just balance to the hot, alcohol-forward oystery flavors. Almost salty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB (418) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Poured from 22oz. Dark brown with light brown head. Nose of chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies. Nice finish. Overall OK, but a little disappointing because of the price.


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