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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


conway's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (2210) - - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is sweet and boozy, roasted malt and coffee. Taste is similar. Palate is medium with a decent carb. Solid stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1376) - - FEB 8, 2016
From a bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, some coffee, and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5192) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2016
650ml bottle pours black in color with a generous light brown head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains and coffee with some chocolate and hints of vanilla. Taste is a roasted grain and citrus hop bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness and vanilla in the finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. Very well done brew that suits the style well and I highly recommend this for other stout lovers to sample.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raoul_duke (221) - - JAN 27, 2016
Very dark pour, thick. Not much head, light brown and lacey. Thick malt smell with bakers chocolate and molasses. Brown bread as well. Smells very nice, definite complexity. Taste has some hop to it, which is surprising considering the appearance and aroma. The back has a little alcohol to it, but considering the abv this is dangerous. Does not taste like 10%. Would definitely recommend.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spittle8 (130) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Black, with a big yummy head. Big roasted malt aroma, booze coming through, too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4503) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Tap. Thick black with one finger head. Bitter dark chocolate, black licorice and lots of roasted malt. Not really my thing, but it’s really well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2681) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is oats, dark malt, roast, chocolate, dark fruity notes, liquorice, some coffee, hint of vanilla. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with some roasty bitterness in the finish. Body is medium to full. This is no Victory At Sea, but it’s a delicious Imperial Stout regardless.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1051) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Very dark pour. A frothy mocha head. Bubbly lacing. A chocolatey oat nose with a slight hop bitterness. Fresh roasty oat flavor with a smooth chocolate flavor. A little hop bitterness goes along. Hidden alcohol with a solid drinkability. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
Rating #1558 20.03.2015 - Birthday Brew Tour Stop #2 - Beautiful dark brown pour with a fairly foamy tan head with mild lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, espresso. Taste is bubbly mouth feel, bold earth and coffee layered with hints of vanilla and chocolate. Amarillo hop bite provides bitterness that rounds this out and keeps the abv in check.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaron90 (15) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pours dark with a thin tan head. Very rich malt taste with oatmeal and coffee present. Another gem from Ballast Point.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma is oatmeal, roasted malt, some chocolate and coffee, light. Appearance is black, poured a decently large light tan head, and poured thin. Taste is sweet malt, roasted malt, dark fruit, oatmeal, coffee, chocolate, some bitterness, the booze is very well hidden. Mouthfeel is oily, medium body and carbonation. Overall, it?s just ok.


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