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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Poured from a carbonator capped water bottle straight from the barrel. Perfect carb, nose is rich with chocolate and dark fruits, mellow on the bourbon, nice vanilla from the oak. Colby really is the man with the art of barrel aging.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (6475) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Nitro pour at Matty Cs. Amazing lineup for a one day event. Pours a dark brown almost black with creamy, swirly latte head. Really a cool looking beer from above. Aromas of milk chocolate, light coffee roast, sweet malts, whoppers, and a touch of JB. Mouthfeel is as smooth as can be. Awesome beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2811) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Deep black in color with nice tan head. Vanilla, coconut and caramel aroma. Boozy tones over those nice bourbony flavors and with a sweet roastiness.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (6114) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
(Draught) deep black, fine tan bubbles. Nose of graham cracker, cream, bourbon, light alcohol, rich, milk chocolate. Taste of rich milk chocolate, bourbon, a bit creamy and smooth. Well carbonated c

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1131) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Aromas of chocolate, coconut, wet barrel, bourbon, barrel wood, dark malts, dry oats, caramel and hints of leather. Pours black with a very thin brown foam and almost non existent lacing. Taste brings smooth, decadent chocolate, chocolate syrup, dark wort syrup, and dark grain malt. Mid palate offers spectacular barrel notes with plenty of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, oak, caramel and leather. Finishes with almost a lactose characteristic and mild bourbon booze. Overall, this takes the base beer to the next level. Tons of chocolate, coconut, vanilla and bourbon overtones. Great stuff.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (22501) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Aroma of chocolate and smoke. Taste is boozy chocolate with great body. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose is boozy, taste is chocolate, coffee, bourbon, wow

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12247) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Sample at the Linda Vista location. This beer pours brownish-black with a thin and bubbly light brown head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon and chocolate, along with some malt in the background. Rich body with flavors of whiskey and malt primarily, and notes of chocolate and hops supporting. The finish is oaky and malty with a lingering alcohol aftertaste. Pretty good overall.


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