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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Sea Monster Imperial Stout explores the darkest reaches of the traditional oatmeal stout. This bold, rich brew first lures you in with roasted coffee notes, then grabs hold with hints of bittersweet chocolate and currant. Backed with a perfect hop balance, you’ll soon discover this is one monster of mythic proportions.

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4.2
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours unclear black coffee in color with a big creamy beige head. The aroma brings sweet and even more spicy boubron notes, almost sweet resiny malts even. The flavor brings sweet vanilla boubron, really smooth to the point where alcohol only presented itself as spicu, quite nice. The body is decently creamy and goes down smooth.

3.5
jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Nitro Draft at capones with Vinny. Pours a deep brownish black with perfect cappuccino head. Aroma is light roast, smoked malts and bourbon. Mouthfeel is super creamy with notes of chocolate, roast, lots of bourbon.

3.4
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Little carbonation. It makes it very spirit-like. Jim Beam may not have been the best aging choice. Very fruity.

3.4
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Really disappointed by this. Too boozy. The flavor of booze completely dominated everything and it really never went away. Would not get again.

3.4
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
On draft at the Livermore Saloon. It pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is mildly astringent with hints of roasted malt. The flavor has chocolate, toast, caramel and light notes of wood. It has a dirty, roasted/tobacco finish. Just Ok.

3.5
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Black color with tan foam. Dark chocolate, wet wood tannin, tobacco aromas. Medium to full bodied. Lightly tart wet wood bug, dark roast malt, dark chocolate flavors--good bugs

3.8
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Appearance: Pours black with no head, no edges and no swirls.

Aroma: Bourbon, roast and dark chocolate.

Taste: Dry roasty malt, minerals,tannins, bourbon, finishes with very bitter dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, creamy carbonation.

Overall: Delicious. I’d like to see this get bottled one day.

4.1
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Deep black color with a monster tall tan head. Hefty sweet roasted nose, modest amount of bourbon in the nose, a mild woody note, light chocolate and dark coffee notes at the end round it out. Flavor is rich overall with a very rich roasted malt and bourbon flavor early. This is followed by a light dark fruit presence but this is quickly overtaken by a sweet chocolate and solid coffee bitter bite. Flavors are well balanced with none of the flavors taking over the full flavor profile of the beer. The beer has a very smooth, dense feeling to it with a fine amount of carbonation. It has a very creamy feeling too it. Overall a fantastic beer! The flavors meld perfectly and have some staying power to remind you how good it really is. The only knock on this beer is that even with all the flavors present in the brew, it has a pretty alcoholic kick too it. Definitely a great beer for a not so hard hit on the wallet.

4.1
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Had on tap sometime during RBSG 2008 in SoCal. Smell was mealy with some peaty alcohol apparent. Ruby black in the glass with a dusting of head. I really enjoyed what I termed "whiskey sourness" in this beer, a complement to the dark malts. I tasted apricots and sour apples in the acidity, corn and roastiness in the malts. The sourness and carbonation prick lingered on the tongue after the swallow, which was enjoyable. The carbonation overall was perfect, fizzy then softly foamy. Slightly oily on some sips, but overall the beer was nicely expansive for being so big. I remember this one getting mixed reviews, but mine was positive.

4
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap at Urge in RB/Poway. They had 25 different brews from BP that day. Tasted side by side with BA VaS and Black Marlin. Not as smooth and rich as VaS, but thicker and richer than the Black MArlin. This was a great complement to the sharp coffee and cocoa. Added rich smooth alcohol flavor. Lovely.


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