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RATINGS: 675   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.


UDBeernut's rating

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1915) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bomber pours deep amber almost black, small tan head. Nose of roast. Taste begins with roast, toffee, and caramel. Bitterness balances with citrus on the finish. Body is sludge, but feels thin at times.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8262) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Milk chocolate and dried cranberries become roasted coffee beans and caramel until green hop resins, roasted bitterness and fruity acidity coalesce in the finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the darkest brown.
-This is one not of those new world impys. It is not sugar-heavy and is actually based on a blend of specialty malts and fermentation character which leads an intelligent, smooth interplay of fruity acidity and delicate roasted cereal flavors.
-A light alcohol bite accompanies the pleasant acidity and bitterness.
-This is complex and harmonious throughout.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4305) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
22oz bottle. Dark black pour. Medium bodied. Loads of roast. Very burnt nose, some licorice. Medium sweetness. Finishes with dark malts flavors, some sugars. Well balanced. (4302)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ktifff (1) - Saint-Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
It brings you quite fine aroma? even a little bit better than taste. but the overall rating is very hi. for my opinion ;)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1634) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Black pour with khaki head. Dark fruit, licorice, cocoa powder and moderate hops. Flavor is licorice and dark fruit, giving way to hops, roast malt and more licorice. Nice oatmeal mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroSpud (1774) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2015
22oz bottle. Pours a dark black with a fluffy white head. Big roated malt aroma with chocolate and coffee notes. Bitter throughout. Decent imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
2/10/2015. From bottle. Black with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Bitter flavors, very robust and balanced. Full body with a long finish. Excellent!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CJ_Pain (162) - Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Imperial stout with the addition of oatmeal helps smooth out this monster. Abv is well hidden, too well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (943) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bomber bottle poured a black hue w/ large foamy brown head. Moderate aroma of dark chocolate. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee and rum. Full bodied and hot boozy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1196) - Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate, sweet, a bit of roasty. Taste is full-bodied, medium carbonation, bitter throughout with a lasting finish. Overall, nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayres (558) - , Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours black with a huge fluffy tan head. Vaguely boozy nose. Sweet a hint of coco, some vanilla, smooth very full bodied. Finish is a bit dry ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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