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RATINGS: 809   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 donít watch out. Like most scary monsters, it can be a little intimidating, but have no fear.

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DocJitsu (1972) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a very dark, nearly black color. The liquid is opaque and the head is cola-colored. The head forms nicely, but fades quickly, leaving sticky, spider-web lacing around the edge of the glass. The nose was a little disappointing. Not much there; some notes of coffee and even lighter notes of raw coco. Some plastic notes that are often present when hops and dark roasted malt are combined were detected as well. There is a nice, viscous mouthfeel that a beer with this appearance should deliver. I originally scored the taste a four, but Iím going to change it to a 4.5. I wish I could give it a 4.25; it deserves more than a 4, but not quite a 4.5. The taste is very well-balanced. Ripe fruit up front with smooth transitions to creamy vanilla. Some bitterness at the finish. Thereís also that unfortunate plastic flavor that is so common to this style. This is a pretty good beer. I chose this over Napa Smithís Hopageddon. I think I made the right choice. Perhaps Iíll change my mind once Iíve had the Hopageddon. Based on my experience with Napa Smithís, I have a sneaking suspicion I wonít.

4
Plovmand (8266) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium beige head. The aroma contains notes of black berries, sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate and sweet licorice. The flavor is bitter sweet malty with notes of chocolate, black berries and some spices. Quite fruity for a stout but with lots of dark malty notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
wlajwl (6751) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Aroma is dark malts, chocolate, berries and mild sweetness. The flavor is berries, dark fruit, light chocolate, very slightly sticky and a warming alcoholic finish.

4.2
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Aroma is coffee, malts, and hints of dark fruit. Pours a blackish brown with a mostly diminishing tan head and spotty lacing. The taste is much like the nose. Dark roasted malts and coffee, dark dried fruit, with a hoppy bitter finish. Full body with medium carbonation. Overall, EXCELLENT! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Pours a super dark brown with a little swirly tan head. Heavy lacing. Woody roasted malt aroma. Smooth, cool milky cocoa.taste with.a.nice contrasting bitterness. Very smooth and calm. Dangerously good.

4.2
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

3.7
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
22oz bottle. Pitch black brew with some tan head. Nose of dark chocolate, some smoke, coffee. Flavor is roasted and smooth - bitter finish.

3.8
pushkinwow (2783) - Ottawa, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
2011 Bomber. Black with a nice light mocha head. Roasted and somewhat sweet malts, bittersweet chocolate, hints of rubberbands, smooth, faint anise, light coffee. Mild carbonation, moderate+ body, sweet with a pleasant bitterness on the finish along with a lot of chocolate, sweet malts and a bit of booze.

3.5
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
(22oz bomber) near black, fine dark tan bubbles. Nose of bittersweet chocolate, oak, meaty, licorice, touch of honey. Taste of licorice, bittersweet bakers chocolate, estery, oak, bitter, and some oats that leave a nice finish. Thick body but just too bitter overall.

4.1
abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Very good brew. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malts / coffee. Silky smooth, with notes of coffee and chocolate. Finishes slightly smooth and creamy with little alcohol presence.


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