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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 dont watch out. Like most scary monsters, it can be a little intimidating, but have no fear.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1166) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Aromas of roasted barley and coffee beans. Deep solid black with a small foam rim. Flavor is surprisingly smooth bringing notes of espresso, molasses, burnt caramel and toffee. A very pleasant flavor of rich cocoa follows through on the finish. Overall, its very smooth and well done. For 10% alcohol they mask it extremely well. A rating.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (1222) - Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle from App vintner - pours pitch with a milk chocolate head. Aroma is big with notes of chocolate, coffee, and hops. Taste is sweet with a nice astringent minor bitter finish. Overall, quite good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bomber I picked up in NYC. Pours near black with small light tan head.Aromas of loads of roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, and some hops. Flavors of roast, chocolate, piney hops, light coffee, and some licorice and dark fruit. Nice stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1224) - , Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2017 re rate 2/2017. bottle dated 1/15. stick with original rating below. coffe roasted/hops linger a little too long. could be thicker. solid....................................Very good not great stout. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Black pour. Taste was similar to aroma Smoother than some impys and I noticed the hops more than in other imps. Well balanced. Some alcohol

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (11435) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
650 ml bottle. 17. BB 07/07/12. (Bierkraft) Brooklyn, NY.
Black colour with small tan head. Mild chocolate and roasted malt in full aroma. Flavour is strong with roasted malt, mild sweetness and chocolate. Rich and full. Balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2012
a very good imp stout shared with friends on a home brew day. a heavy bodied black stout. roasted gummy malt flavor with touches of bakers chocolate. while it has a have feel it does not have the booze and harshness that makes this impossible to drink. Well done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnbuck100 (305) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bomber forget where I got it. Thick creamy oily texture. Attractive black pour with beautiful caramel lacing. Nice malt stout, wish they piled on even more hops, but a nice imperial stout offering from Ballast Point.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle pours black with generous tan head. Aroma malts/roast. Taste follows aroma with roast, malts, slight cocoa and licorice, Excellent full mouth feel, coats the palate. Finish slight roast and coffee.

Very well balanced imperial stout with no real flaws, but neither does it have anything to set it apart and make it special.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
I really like this Imperial Stout. Just a well balanced, great tasting RIS. Definately is my go to on this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (5514) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
Une robe plutt noire sur laquelle flotte un simple anneau de mousse. Un nez plutt simple en effets malts et plutt odorant en verdures houblonnes. De la rsine et des lans citronns. Enfin, des grains plutt timides qui vont et qui viennent travers lvidente amricanit des cultivars. Une impression de rglisse travers ce doux parfum dalcool? Au got, des saveurs maltes qui vont vers la rglisse avec des flaveurs de pin et des notes citronnes. Quelque chose comme une BIPA? En bouche, un liquide qui prsente un corps huileux avec un ptillement trs modr. Une finale monte par une amertume de houblons et par celle des grains rtis.


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