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RATINGS: 806   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.

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3.5
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2013
Very dark brown to black pour with a decent-sized tan head. Aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt with a bit of pine and dark fruit. Flavor is similar. I get some anise and chocolate notes as well as some roasted malt. There is also some dark fruit. Medium to thick mouthfeel and high carbonation.

3.9
PorterPounder (8273) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
Tampa, Fl - Total Wine - 22 oz bomber. Pours a viscous reddish black with thin, but persistent off-white head, light bubbly lacing. Aroma has some hints of burnt marshmallows, a touch of bittersweet chocolate, some coffee. Flavor is pretty solid with a nice roastiness permeating throughout. Pick up some hints of unsweetened baker’s chocolate, some espresso, a hint of marshmallow cream. Mouthfeel has just the right amount of chalkiness. Pretty solid.

3.8
HighWine (991) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Dark chocolate brown pour with a beige head. Roasts nose and toasty flavor. ABV is completely undetectable. 5.2%? Seriously. Exceptionally smooth. A delicious, roasty, "regular" stout...but it’s 10%.

4
DocJitsu (2035) - 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 I’m 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. There’s also that unfortunate plastic flavor that is so common to this style. This is a pretty good beer. I chose this over Napa Smith’s Hopageddon. I think I made the right choice. Perhaps I’ll change my mind once I’ve had the Hopageddon. Based on my experience with Napa Smith’s, I have a sneaking suspicion I won’t.

4
Plovmand (8616) - Grindsted, 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 (7063) - 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 (5007) - 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 (139) - 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 (1657) - 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.


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