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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, you’ll soon discover this is one monster of mythic proportions.

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3.3
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2008
On tap @ O’Brien’s @ RBSG. Black with a thin, loose light tan head. Roast, light oaky bourbon character, but a very mild aroma for a barrel-aged beer. Odd funky taste mixed with oak and a very light roast and sweetness.

3.6
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Draft. Almost black beer with a big off-white head. Bourbon aroma with rich malt. Bourbon flavor with a slight sourness and a bunch of caramel malt. Medium bodied. Tartness lingers with rich malt and bourbon. Tartness holds the beer back.

3.6
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
BRSG08. Pours black with a nice tan head. Date/prune, smoke, syrup aroma and taste with a creamy body.

3.7
dalekliz (925) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Sampled at the brewery for RBSG 08. Pours an inky black, with a small tan head. Sharp malt aroma, a little boozy smelling, with hints of chocolate, coffee, wood, and bourbon. Very sharp taste, not at all mellow for a BA, with notes of coffee, a bit of sweet malt and alcohol. Lingering sharpness. Tasty, but I prefer the normal Sea Monster.

3.6
illidurit (2458) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
On cask at Hamilton’s during RBSG 08. Pours black with a small tan head that sticks around forever. Roasty coffee aroma with chocolate and vanilla sweetness. Flavor is kind of odd, with a tart oaky sourness dominating over the less prominent roast and chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation. Goes down easy, but the tartness seems out of place.

3.5
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2008
On tap At O’Brien’s in San Diego on 08/01/2008 on the RBSG Friday Pub Crawl. Dark black body with a small off-white head. Roasted malt aroma with light oak hints. Slightly sour oak flavor with light roast. Medium light body wtih moderately low carbonation, slightly watery.

3.6
Bartzilla (624) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Veddy intelesting, say Chinaman. Certainly wasn’t expecting the sour notes to come through. Rich, creamy, weird, delicious. There’s been some discussion in the forum about how this isn’t bourbon, but it’s a whisky and it’s going to impart different flavors and yadda yadda. It says this is from a Jim Beam barrel and Jim Beam is a Bourbon Whiskey. How’s that for a wrinkle in the solution, eh?

3.5
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2008
RBSG: At the production facility tasting room. Poured a very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Mild vanilla and whisky aroma over a sweet roasted malt. The flavor had a light whisky taste with a mildly tart roast. The finish is semi-dry with a roasted bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied.

3.2
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2008
On tap at O’Brien’s. Poured deep, murky brown with not much head sticking around. The aroma was sour and oaky upfront, leaving a heavy impression.. molasses and lesser dark chocolate fell behind.. too sour. The flavor had molasses and light soy surrounded by sour oak and cut whiskey.. lots more barrel on the finish.. aiight. Dry and again quite sour on the palate with low carbonation and medium body. I was hoping for more with this one.

4.1
yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at OBrians. Pours pitch black with a lacing tan head. Hard roasted malty and mild barrel wooden accent. Light fruity berry touch towards a mild acidic note. Nice dense caramel malt base with a nice roasted flavour and mild acidic note into the finish. Lingering softfruity and roasted malt finish. Lovely.


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