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Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,296
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 104
Gots: 228 | 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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Pegasus

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Obsidian body crowned by a large, dense dark tan head, which retains superbly. Thick glass-coating lace adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Espresso, bittersweet chocolate, and sweet vinous alcohol dominate the aroma. There are hints of vanilla as well. The hop presence is modest.

Taste: Opens with bold roasted coffee, and soon after, bitter cocoa. As the taste progresses, there is a strong wave of vinous warming alcohol. As the taste progresses, the citric hop presence manages to shine, no mean feat in the presence of the dark roasted malt and alcohol. Finishes with a long, lingering note of cold cofee, bitter chocolate, and citric hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, no doubt due to the addition of oatmeal, as mentioned on the label.

Drinkability/notes: A superb example, well-worthy of the effort.

Presentation: Pacaged in a twenty-two ounce bomber with a pry-off crown, seved in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased at Spec's in Austin, Texas in June of 2013 for $9.99 plus tax. Enjoy by date of 02/14/2014.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 13:52:58 | More by Pegasus
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Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,296 ratings.