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RATINGS: 703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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 (2055) - Between JAX and SGJ, 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 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (857) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, oak, and maple syrup. Smells good. Taste is bitter chocolate, syrup, and oak. Has a nice roasted malt backbone. Lingering bitter chocolate taste. The alcohol is hidden, but definitely warming. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Body is medium and carbonated. Finish is very bitter and dry. It’s a sipper, but a really good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1997) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 24, 2015
Impenetrably black with a rocky covering of mocha coloured head that seems to be reluctantly subsiding in my glass. There are the traditional stout aromas of coffee, molasses and dusty dark chocolate, but this carries with these an aroma of maple leaves and mellow green hoppiness. In fact, the flavour offers up green spruce, oranges and orange lobes, nectarine and even kiwifruit. The body is medium and mostly disguises the heavy hitting alcohol. It is an iron fist in a velvet glove, but there are hints, because the glove wearer looks like Mike Tyson and is sniggering before walloping you in the face. The finish is juicy but also offers licorice, molasses and sweet coffee. You’re a brute, but I love you.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
bottle shared with a friend, poured a dark brown colour with a tanned head, roasted malts, dark coffee hits the nose first, i’m getting ash, cacao, long lasting bitterness in the back, vanilla, toffee, ok mouthfeel, but a bit to boring

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4982) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
650 ml bottle. Dark amber/brown body with a thin beige head that fades. Aroma has quite mild, dark malt, gentle roast, dark chocolate and hint of coffee. Flavor is sweet, smooth, light roasted dark malt, chocolate, coffee, balanced good bitterness and warming alcohol. Fine body and good aftertaste. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lawman834 (253) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2015
Entering from my scorecard after having sampled at the Big Texas Craft Brew Fest.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1049) - USA - APR 20, 2015
Black with a big tan head. Aroma is a bit boozy with some bitter chocolate. Flavor is very strong and bitter with a big hit of booze in the finish. Bittersweet chocolate and some hops make it pretty bitter throughout. Wife: 3.8

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (225) - Washington, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bomber From Tacoma boys. Pours black. Tan head. Scent is roasty, chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, black licorice. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2033) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bomber with a kickass label and a date stamp that I think reads 15026. Pitch black pour with a tan head. Beautiful appearance. Lots of coffee and roast on the aroma with a hint of ash tray. Very roasty flavor, coffee, and pretty bitter but not astringent. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Finishes clean and dry. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4669) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
650ml bottle. Jet black colour with late awakening, huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of coffee and liquorice, leather, oak, subtle hints of treacle, resinous and piney hoppy overtones. Taste is slightly sweet dark malty, resinous hoppy, orange and grapefruit combined with dark chocolate. Relatively light and drinkable for its 10% abv.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (727) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured an opaque black shade with a khaki head. Taste of dark roasted malts, coffee, boozy, with a slightly bitter finish. Average carbonation, thick and oily full bodied brew.


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