Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a bottle from South Bay (woo Joey). Poured into the usual (pint glass).
Apparently I don't have very good taste, because I liked the Mephistopheles from Avery, and I liked this one too. Again, I ended up drinking this with some dark chocolate as a nightcap.
It poured ok, with maybe a finger worth of head, loose creamy consistency, didn't last long. Aroma wasn't as frightening as the Mephistopheles, was actually pretty faint. I would have preferred a bit more of a bouquet.
Taste, for me, was good. It was a little more earthen than I would have cared for - a little heavy on a nutty, espresso taste, but it finished well. Hops were barely detectable. Feel was pretty thin.
I will confess that after drinking it, I picked up another bottle at the La Jolla BevMo. I would recommend this, but don't break the beer bank if you can't find it easily.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2008 22:31:52 | More by aromatorio
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Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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