doublebock (455) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with healthy layer of tan foam. Roasted malt aroma with some coffee grounds. Chewy nougaty palate with notes of chocolate, espresso and toffee.
LinusStick (2625) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious impy. One of the best Iíve had this year! Aroma was thick and full of dark chocolate. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. Taste was awesome. Strong roasted malt, deep rich chocolate and a slightly hoppy finish that balances out all the sweet malty goodness. Some bitter coffee emerged as it warmed and mixed nicely with the chocolate flavor. Delicious!
Travlr (8186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black color, brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dark cocoa. Taste is milk chocolate and burnt espresso. Decent.
SPDickerman (717) - Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a tiny tan fizz. Smells roasty, coffee, hints of chocolate. Taste is roast, coffee, licorice, and hints of chocolate. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout finishes with a crisp dryness.
EricTeusink (195) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brought this bomber back from New York. Split it with my beautiful wife. Pours black with a tan head. Super boozy in smell and in taste. Smells of coffee, grapes and booze. Did I mention booze. Mouthfeel is nice and thick with just a touch of carbonation. Once again, booze, booze, booze. Enjoyable beer. Bottle - Whole Foods Bowery - New York, NY
bbcd (110) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
black, large frothy tan head with decent retention. dark fruits: raisin, blackberry, plum, then coffee, chocolate, caramelized sugar, slight medicinal flavor (maybe like cherry cough syrup?), alcohol, light solvent. heavy bitter, heavy sweet. full body. thick, syrupy, creamy feel. light carb. big all around.
DCLawyer (714) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber->snifter. Black with medium tan head. Aroma is subtle, with dark fruit, coffee, earth, spice. Taste: dark roast, burnt coffee, vanilla, cocoa. A touch boozy. Good.
Westmeister (990) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Smell is dark semi sweet chocolate, toffee, roasted dark malts. Taste is big chocolatey, lots of dark roasted malts, caramel, molasses, a touch of a vegetal thing going on in the finish. Somewhat of a solid yet nondescript impy stout. Medium to semi full palate with lingering sweet caramel and slight bitterness.
jkwalking05 (2421) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of molasses, sugar, and dark chocolate. Taste is of molasses, roasted malts, sweet, brown sugar, chocolate.
travita (3114) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is black in color, dark, with a decent tan head. The smell is malts, chocolate, roast, coffee, burnt, and good. The taste is similar with more alcohol and sweetness.
jbaker67 (23) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown color with light brown head. Roasted malt and chocolate aromas. Roasted malt and milk chocolate flavors. Full body with moderate carbonation.