Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,298 | Reviews: 435 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Kendo:
4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is black. Even when backlit, it's a strong black, with no lighter hues around the edges. Reminds me of a slate chalkboard when backlit. Solid 1-finger chocolate-brown head on top leaves behind nice lacing with each sip.
S: Sweet malt and a hint of coffee over baker's chocolate (more roasted coffee smell as it warms up a bit). Slight hint of hops too.
T: Roasted barley malt, a touch of charcoal/char, roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate. Finishes with good citrusy hop bitterness. Somewhat vinuous, with dark fruits as it warms (plum, raisins). Drinks real easy for a 10% ABV beer. Heat is felt in the belly, but not really noted in the taste. Pretty big hop bitterness at the finish offsets those malty flavors, leaves lingering citric bitterness on the palate.
M: A heavyweight, heft-wise, but that doesn't slow down the quaffing. Decent creaminess - the label says there's oatmeal in this, which makes sense. Carbonation is modest.
O: Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2012 00:22:44 | More by Kendo
More User Reviews:
Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,298 ratings.