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Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sea Monster Imperial StoutSea Monster Imperial Stout

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1,291 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,291
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 104
Gots: 226 | FT: 9
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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BergBeer

California

3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured form the bottle into a snifter

A: Opaque black with a thick mocha head. Looked a bit thing coming from the bottle but clings thick to the glass

S: Getting lots of dark fruit, roasted malt, bakers chocolate, fig, currant, licorice, booze, dark grapes, and coffee. Smells great.

T: Roasted malt buckles to taking a bite from a dark chocolate bar, followed by espresso, fig, raisin, coffee, all culminates to a surprisingly thick hoppy finish

M: Sticky and envelops the whole mouth. Booze is present through out and goes down pretty hot. Definitely a sipper.

O: Good brew. Wish it was a bit smoother and the booze is way to overpowering consider Victory at Sea is pretty close ABV but doesn't bring nearly the heat this one does. Pretty good American stout. Surprised by the amount of hops in this guy and it's definitely deep and complex. It was a little much having the bomber to myself and there are just too many other great versions of this style. With that being said though i wouldn't mind picking up another one in the future. Hopefully the one I'm aging now will be a bit less boozy!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 02:05:11 | More by BergBeer
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Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,291 ratings.