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RATINGS: 764   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.


BSchnab's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Aroma is sweet dark chocolate, appearance is dark with small off white head, taste is sweet with a little alcohol, palate has some carbonation. Overall ok


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5541) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa and leather. Flavors of dark pit fruits. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frax (47) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2016
22 oz bottle from Shaw’s, poured in a goblet, dark brown with a thin tan head with sticky lacing. Dark chocolate aroma, full bodied. Mostly chocolate on the palate with a bitter cocoa finish. Overall on the sweet side, alcohol not overly apparent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3625) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Black pour. Nice aroma of creamy cacao, roasted malt and mild hop. Smooth taste of soft chocolate, mild licorice, roasted creamy malt and some vanilla. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2848) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2016
Bomber. Poured a deep brown to black with little head. Chewy oatmeal and coffee an bitter chocolate. Quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
darb85 (197) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2016
Citrus, and oak nose. Inky black/brown with thick one finger head. Sweet cocoa with cedar finish. Very well balanced. Great mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1377) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel ,licorice, fig, and toffee. Taste is rich dark malts, caramel, and light tart. Finishes with some light tartiness and some oats. Almost chewy in mouthfeel. Appearance is black with a medium brown head that retains quite well.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
N3lson1 (816) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2016
Drank from a glass, poured from a twenty two ounce bottle. Pours black, was hoping it had more head. Very alcoholic taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1300) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2016
DWF; Bottle 650ML, from Vinmonopolet. Pours moderate to large, black with a creamy, lasting and lacing tan head. Nose is heavy, roasted, malt, dark chocolate, coffee, moderate dark dried fruit, ripe dark berries and light ash. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter, balancing with lasting bitter, roasted warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1177) - Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose is roast with some chocolate. Taste adds some sweetness. Doesn’t taste like 10%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 6/26/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : noire. Apparence : opaque.
Arôme : Malt rôti, chocolat, moyen de houblon herbeux et résineux.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût moyennement de houblon herbeux, légèrement résineux et aux notes fruitées. Une dominante de malt rôti est également présente avec un léger goût de chocolat et de faibles traces de café.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : moyennement huileuse. Finale : moyenne-longue, composée d’un goût moyennement amer de rôti et de houblon herbeux aux notes citriques et résineuses.


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