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Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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1,389 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,389
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 117
Gots: 261 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/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.

(Beer added by: OlieIPA on 11-28-2008)
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Beer_Nerd, Today at 02:32 AM
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4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter. Bottled dated 14057.

A: Pours pitch black with a long lasting 2-3 finger tan head leaving nice sticky lacing.

S: Roasted malts, cocoa nibs, and vanilla.

T: Big roasted flavors up front. Bittersweet chocolate and a hint of vanilla.

M: Full bodied but on the lighter side for an imperial stout.

O: Very nice. Easy drinking with the big roasty flavors that you expect from an imperial stout.

richj1970, Today at 01:20 AM
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Awesome beer. If more people knew about this, and actually consumed it, it would definitely be a top 50 brew. Unbelievably smooth and well balanced, incredibly drinkable for 10% ABV. A top 5, world class imperial stout on this planet.

DaveHopSculp, Oct 18, 2014
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Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,389 ratings.