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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (496) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle, black beer, big, bubbly almond colored head. Aroma is toasted barley and dark malt, molasses, cookies and brown sugar, some dried fruit. Taste is molasses, coffee, dark chocolate, citrus rind. Finish is dry. There’s some hops in this. Palate is average for an impy stout, carbonation subdued.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (789) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Tap at Tap House Grill. Black with a thin tan head and moderate lacing. Charred oak, alcohol, graham cracker, peat and molasses. Dry charred wood flavor. Body is heavier with a fizzy, oily feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2133) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Shared at our monthly bottle share. Nice dark pour with a decent head. Lots of chocolate and anise. Aroma and flavor was great great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2668) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown with a tiny tan head. malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and locorice. Full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2015
On tap at Schatzi’s. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Roast and cocoa, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Medium bodied, roast and cocoa, warm chocolate. Long roast with a hint of alcohol. Chewy roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1614) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2015
appearance: silky near black, with a big, creamy, medium tan head. aroma: milk and dark chocolate, molasses, soy sauce, espresso, herbal hops. taste: dark chocolate pudding, espresso, vanilla, wood, caramel, molasses, soy sauce, slightly citrus hops. finish: fulsome, silky, with boozy heat not shy about joining the party. notes: A big, rich stout. I like them a little more balanced, a little less boozy. Still excellent. Bottle from Sarah for Beerthday 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbunting75 (35) - - AUG 10, 2015
On tap at Blue 5 in Roanoke, Va. Good roasted malty flavor. Feels a bit thin, with a lot of alcohol coming through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emusche (106) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Pouts jet black with a collaring almond ring of head. Aromas of coffee, malt and cocoa. Taste is chocolate, malt, coffee, and a hint of alcohol. Never disappointed with a Ballast Point offering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rollerton (191) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle at Ölrepubliken. Very well balanced stout, perfect maltiness and hoppiness. Chocolate and coffee flavours. One of the best beers I have had!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Dark brown with a tall, lasting dark tan head. Mild aromas of mocha and hint of herbal hops. Simple flavors with a bit of tropical fruit, toasted coconut and toasted malt. Easy to drink with simple flavors. 1/15

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