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RATINGS: 100   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, youll soon discover this is one monster of mythic proportions.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Draft at OBriens. Pitch black pour, bubbly tan head. Roasted malts, dark fruit, raisin, plum, chocolate, oak, and bourbon. Flavors work very well together. Nice beer, complex and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Draft at DTJBs. Dark brown, minimal head; nose is big bourbon and wood notes, hints of vanilla and roast; flavor is deep and delicious chocolate and light coffee malts with highlights of anise, bourbon, molasses, vanilla, finishes sweet and boozy; full body, modest carbonation, alcohol warmth; an amazingly balanced and full-flavored BA (2008) stout, absolutely delicious!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3093) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2010
Draught. Poured a deep brown. Malt aromas. A very alcoholic beastly creature.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (5372) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2010
Yummy. Bourbon fairly present in the nose. Smooth mouth, subdued Bourbon. Not too sweet. Warming. Alcohol well hidden. Rounded. Excellent;

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2009
On tap at downtown johnny browns. Pours black with a thin dark beige head. This beer has a very unique aroma. Theres not brettanomycetes, but something very different going on here. This beer is much thinner in body than it should be. Very adverse tart off-flavor that does not work for this beer. Did they intend for it to be like this? Im not sure. The beer definitely needs to be bigger.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Poured from a growler at the HotD dock sale... Poured black with a moderate, tannish head. Noticeable whiskey and boozy warmth with roasted notes of coffee and malts on the nose. Nice hearty, boozy brew with roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and whiskey flavors. Oaky, wood-like hints there before the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4365) - Sofia, BULGARIA - NOV 8, 2009
On tap at Stone Bistro. Black in color with a medium-sized frothy tan head and good lacing. Aroma is lots of bourbon along with typical imperial stout coffee, chocolate, and roast. Flavor is chocolatey and roasty with some coffee, vanilla, and wood, but the Jim Beam really dominates and overwhelms the beer a bit. Hot and boozy with and a bit thin on the body for the style. Decent, but a bit underwhelming compared to what I expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
A deep dark stout with a thin light moka head. In aroma, a light chocolate with wooden notes, subdued. In mouth, a light chocolate with dark fruits, a bit of wood and vanilla, not bad but not enough ooomph. On tap at Ballast Point 13 Anniv. Beer Festival , Oct. 24 2009.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Draft at hamiltons: pours dark with glimmers of red light. The head atop is stable, thin, and light brown/tan. Nose was boozy with vanilla and chocolate but nothing too vibrant. Flavors are on the tart side of lactic and a little roasty. The mouthfeel is a little wet and certainly boozy...it may be a bit cold, but I dont think the bourbon barrel added anything too good here...other than booziness and maybe a slight vanilla character. Bitterness is firm to strong and always in the background...just seems a bit wet to me and boozy in a unrefined way.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Growler from smokepot23...thanks my man! Nice brew!! Black pour, brown head. Roasted malt hits upfront on the nose and is followed by a nice bourbon and chocolate mixture. Flavor has a nice edge of bourbon, but its somewhat toned down. Good dose of chocolate and roasted malt. Fine brew.


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