Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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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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