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Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,298
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 104
Gots: 229 | 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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coreyfmcdonald

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3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Very dark opaque brown pour with a finger of brown head that slowly recedes to a ring of head. Solid, but not overly impressive.

S: Woah - lots of piney hops with some roast in the background. The hops dominate, though.

T: Strong bitterness with citrus and piney hop flavor. As the beer warms, I get more and more roastiness. However, the hops are a bit much for my me. Nearly no sign of 10% ABV, though.

M: Medium thickness mouthfeel with quite a bit of carbonation for an imperial stout, but not distractingly so. I like my stouts a bit thicker with a bit less carbonation.

O: Quite hoppy for an imperial stout. A bit distracting from the rest of the flavors. While this is not one of my favorite RIS, I did enjoy the beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 23:29:48 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,298 ratings.