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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Big black stout that accompanies a thin, off-white head. Malt profile and hops are really well balanced. I get spices and molasses. Very nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dahlstrom (227) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2016
650 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a medium mocca head. Medium malty aroma of roast, coffee, caramel and bitter chocolate. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body. Medium bitterness. Medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (79) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 8, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2016 Pint at Vulture’s Lane. Inky black with little for the nose but a lot for the tongue. Tastes as inky black as it looks, with tonnes of malts. Some soy as well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1301) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Poured from a 22 OZ bomber into a pint glass. Pure black color with a rich tan to brown head. smooth taste heavy with malt and chocolate. The high ABV is noticeable but blends well with the flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
A really nice looking monster. Black, with a decent beige head that is somewhat rare in an Imperial Stout. The aroma is full of roasted malt, chocolate and oak. Taste brings a bitterness from the coffe. Long warming finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (675) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2016
BOD 355/15. Pitch black pour. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Outstanding light nose of baker’s chocolate, roast, molasses and a hint of dark fruit (plum, currant). Medium body that is smooth but lacks any hint of being creamy. A bit under carbonated for the body but has a fairly effervescent middle and the finish approaches prickly. The flavor profile is outstanding...especially as it approaches room temperature. The flavor is slightly blended throughout, but separation occurs in the middle and beyond. It begins with a blend of coffee and roast that flows to the middle. Here a rather sweet molasses and caramel take center stage with bitter chocolate playing a supporting role. Hops appear as well adding another layer of complexity and a mild bitterness. Underneath, dark fruit (plum and light currant) gain strength and briefly rise to the surface, as a sea monster should. As the finish approaches, the 10% alcohol rears its head in terms of heat and light astringency. The finish is a slow slightly sweet fade of molasses that succumbs to grain alcohol flavor and astringency.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1350) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Pretty weak appearance.... Just dark with a flimsy beige head. Love the aroma.... Roasted coffee, milk chocolate, some mint. Nice crispness on the tongue....heavy malts, nice chocolate sweetness with a hoppy shell.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3278) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016
Lukt: Kaffe, bek, sjokolade.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Kaffe, lakris og mørk sjokolade.
Hvor: Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@650ml, ABV@10%, Når@15.05.2016

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a jet black. Aromas of espresso/chocolate and roasted malts. Taste dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate malt with a nice bitter bite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Larry_Duffman (342) - - MAY 1, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours black with a tan head and little lacing. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, leather, and alcohol. The taste is chocolate, molasses, coffee, and alcohol. It’s thick and syrupy with a bitter and booze bite to it. This drinks strong and heavy. I thought it was a very nice sipping beer though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2016
Ooh, kinda pours like a Guinness with a slow rising brown head, decently solid, but not cream stout style like them English things. Hoppy aroma of barley, or perhaps barleyey aroma of hops. Hmmm. Flavour is a sharp hit of coffee with an oily sharp hop finish. Big and a good punch in the face, well made, like a big ol’ soup of molasses with cigarette butts mixed in. I like me a good kick in the face once in awhile.


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