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RATINGS: 807   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5982) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Somewhere: Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is loads of fresh coffee combined with adequate amounts of chocolate, along with some nice juicy hops. Taste is only somewhat sweet. Body is rather sticky. Coffee dominates in both the taste and the aftertaste, but the complexity of this beer is apparent throughout. This is easy drinking considering the high alcohol, which, I should add, is not really noticeable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
650 mL bottle. Looks about right, and the head sticks around for a bit. Some chocolate milk in the aroma, but this stout is not as heavy as others on the chocolate and coffee flavours. Still distinctly an IS though, but the chocolate appears as chocolate covered fruit. Very smooth body. A little booze in there. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (2209) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Surprisingly light, fruity and easy in the mouth. Especially after the heavy, raisiny, slightly hot nose. Long chocolate, fruitcake and a little brandy burn at the back.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Aroma is chocolate coffee bitterness and a bit of roasty-ness. Appearance is ink black and coats well with tan head. Taste is A little on the sweet side bit well balanced an dangerously delicious. Palate is balanced as well. Another solid offering from this solid brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
(bottle) dark black with tan head. Aroma of alcohol, roast malts. Flavor is coffee, dark chocolate, pine hops and alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18474) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Tap at RattleNHum, Manhattan - 29/05/12. Dark black with a small to medium dirty tan head. Dark malt, chocolate, coffee and a touch of spice on the nose. Taste follows nice with a touch of hops, pine and raisens/dark fruits. Top end of medium bodied with minimal carbonation and a little warming alcohol in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Black pour w/ bubbly tan head. Smells like fresh, rich espresso, sweet alcohol & a hint of bitter hops. Tastes include sweet, dark cherries, coffee, bitter dark chocolate. Creamy texture from the oatmeal. Slight alcohol on the finish. More sweet upfront than I remember. A good brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (1119) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Black with tan head. Aroma is a little sweet and big on roast. Flavor is decent, roasty, a hint of hops, some sweet malt, reminds me a lot of Plead the Fifth but with a bit less to it. Body is good, medium thick with good carbonation. Pretty nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dougefreezy (45) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Overall a very balanced imperial stout. I am very impressds with this one, it does not dissapoint. They are right the alky is wel hidden because of the complexity of the brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle poured a deep dark brown/black with slight reddish hues, small tan head, and notable lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee beans, bakers chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste begins with roasty flavors blended with semi-sweet chocolate and palatable bitterness before an enjoyable light sweetness on the finish. Slight smoke and bitterness lingering on the palate after each sip. Very smooth with ABV not apparent.


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