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Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sea Monster Imperial StoutSea Monster Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 1183
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%


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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Rhynes2

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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at 101 Bottles. Pours a dark black with a thick dark head to match. The aroma is of dark malts, chocolate, and coffee. The complexity here is great and the coffee like flavors are ones i really enjoy in stouts. There is little hop bitterness here but it works well in this beer. It's well balanced and the alcohol is masked pretty well too. This is my first beer from Ballast Point and certainly won't be my last.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2012 13:57:30 | More by Rhynes2
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Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,183 ratings.