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Ballast Point Sea Monster Stout 8% (2006-2010)

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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From the deep dark depths of our Brewmaster’s imagination comes this rich and monstrous oatmeal stout. Our Sea Monster embodies all that the true dark beer aficionado will appreciate: roasted coffee notes, with hints of bittersweet chocolate and currant flavors all brought together by a perfect hop balance. Don’t fear the Monster! Our Robust Series gives all beer lovers an opportunity to try our most rare beers, previously available only on draft at select tap houses. Enjoy!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Oatmeal stout from this renowned American craft brewery, apparently replaced by Sea Monster Imperial Stout now. Tasted in 2010. Thinnish, light beige, mousse-like foam on a near-black beer with reddish brown hue. Appealing aroma of coffee, candied dates, bitter chocolate, old port wine, pear and cacao, taste a dark fruitiness and chocolatey maltiness, some caramel, sweetish with an oily, tender moutfheel, quickly evolving in a roasted bitterness that lasts for the rest of the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) Black in color with a nice tan head. Roasted smells with some coffee and hints of chocolate. Roasted tastes with again coffee and chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Draft. From notes. Chocolate and coffee with some dark fermented fruits. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Black as night, large foamy brownish head, sticky lacing.   Strong roastiness, heaps of dark chocolate graham crackers on the nose.   I sat on this for a while, so maybe it mellowed out.   Currently its a nice roasted malt Stout, low in hop, big in body, with a slight chocolate and graham cracker base.   Slight woodiness on the backside.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Strong roasty graham cracker finish.   Smooth, clean, with a nice sweet roasted graham cracker like finish.   Very respectable.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Very little head, and that collapses pretty much. Coffee flavors with a bit of sweetness on the back end. Body is pretty think for a stout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10649) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
Malzig-dunkler und prickelnder Antrunk, minimal bitter. Hier noch leicht schokoladig, zum Abgang wird dies sprunghaft intensiver. Etwas herb, mittel-aromatisch. Füllend malziger Abgang. 11/9/8/9/9/9

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3110) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Had at The Monk’s private tasting. Pours nearly black with some very dark brown edges. Small beige head is formed. Smell is of coffee and very rich chocolate, that resembling 80% cocoa chocolate. Fantastic palate, very thick mouth feel. Thick cocoa and fudge mix with coffee in the taste. Very pleasant. Warms on the way down and just adds to the never ending linger. Good stout

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
750ml bottle shared with dosbeerigos. In my opinion this is what a stout is suppose to taste/look like. Dark black pour with a brownish bubbly head. Good carbonation with an oily lacing. Aroma is full of chocolate and hints of coffee. Flavor is malty, chocolaty and bitter. Just straight forward, up front goodness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle from Smith’s. Pours dark blackish w 1f tan head. Nose is heavy dark malt, black currant, cacao, coffee, anise, oats. Tastes of dark choc, malt, black currant, and merloty. Stay very fruity, malty, and curranty. A unique stout, and the anglerfish is a nice touch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 21, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Poured an off black with mo head. Nose had lots of hops and malts. Flavor is hoppy and malty. It’s good and interesting but a touch off. Finish is bitter and chocolate.


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