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Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sea Monster Imperial StoutSea Monster Imperial Stout

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1,276 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,276
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 102
Gots: 223 | 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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bbb099

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3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours almost jet black with a slight brown hue. Minimal amount of head that dissipated quickly.

S - Faint cocoa and coffee roast aroma.

T - Bitter roasted malt with some toffee and cocoa towards the end.

M - Low carbonation and medium to light bodied. Slightly watery.

O - Good, but not great. The watery body was a little odd and detracts from the decent flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2012 20:34:17 | More by bbb099
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Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,276 ratings.