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RATINGS: 803   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamah (214) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
It had some bitter almost sour aromas coming out of it but coffee and chocolate were also present. It poured a thick dark black with no head. The taste was very bitter and dry. The alcohol is well hidden though. For the most part I didnt enjoy it, too bitter for a stout in my opinion.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (5385) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2017
Fra flaske (kveldens nest siste) p Mi2 Cardinal feb-17: heftige saker mot slutten av en flott Mi2-kveld med nesten bare hjdare! S og si kullsort, og med flott skum som varer. Mrk kaffe, 80% sjokolade og brent malt. Litt furunl balanserer. Trr ettersmak. Life is indeed good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (1327) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2017 Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma of dark bread, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted notes, alcohol. Tastes very bitter. Medium bodied, smooth mouth feel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (3318) - NORWAY - FEB 27, 2017
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 27.02.17. Very dark brown. Pale brown head and lacing. Aroma of ropasted barley, vanilla, sour coffee, sea weeds and green apples. Taste of dark malt, roasted barley, coffee, pine bitterness, creaosote and seaweed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (1948) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle/Fest. A- Cocoa, slightly roasty, watery. A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, beige head. T- Tobacco, char, roasty, bitter, cocoa. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- Honestly, I expected better. Especially after having all the Victory at Sea beers. This seemed pretty traditional as far as Imperial Stouts go. Okay, but just not exciting. The taste was at least much more diverse than the aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (704) - Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Semi sweet aroma, milk chocolate, coffee bitterness, some oatmeal, some booze. Jet black with a light brown head. Bitter chocolate and coffee flavor. Aftertaste is bitter as well. This is hoppy for an imperial stout; not particularly well balanced. Palate is too thin for my tastes. This is okay but I was expecting better from Ballast Point.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (7073) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2017
650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is10.0%. Black colour, large tan head. Pleasant aroma of roast malts, oats, chocolate and mild coffee, hints of fruity hops. Roasty flavour, notes of roasted barley, strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate, liquorice, hints of fruity hops, moderate bittering hops. .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChiGuy68 (576) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Tasted on tap at Crown Liquors in Chicago. It poured jet black with a light brown head leaving heavy lacing that streaks as you enjoy. Subtle chocolate hop aroma. Smooth and creamy taste with chocolate notes and a well hidden 10% ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (749) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Pours very dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is malty with hints of chocolate. Taste is similar, with a fairly low level of sweetness. Not as complex as some, this is still a very good imperial stout. Thumbs up!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1693) - CANADA - JAN 4, 2017
Appearance: opaque black with deep ruby highlights, one fat finger of fluffy medium beige head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: cocoa, coffee, boozy dark fruit and red berries, hint of vanilla, pale malt, lightly earthy. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-high bitter, light metallic. (7/10) Palate: medium-full body dropping off to watery, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and warming finish. (3/5) Not bad, but falls a little short. Theres a slight metallic tinge instead of a clean high ABV heat, and the body seems to fall off just a touch to a slightly watery finish. Im starting to think that oatmeal - somewhat counterintuitively - makes for a thinnish (imperial) stout. Bottom line, not as good as I was hoping for, but not bad. (15/20)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3932) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2016
12 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and toffee.very very nice beer


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