Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by d0ggnate:
4.05/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Shared a bottle with friends last night during a stout tasting session. This was the most crittically acclaimed bottle of the bunch.
A: Shown brown/black with close to no head.
S: Hinted smushed raisins and brown sugar.
T: Very rich and boasted its coffee flavors.
M: The complexity lingers on your palate. My mouth salavated for more.
I found the Sea Monster to be a wonderful beer. Delicious after dinner, one beer kind of drink. I can't wait to cellar a few bottles and see what may come.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2008 01:53:44 | More by d0ggnate
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4/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
"Roar!" ...ok, sea monsters can't yell. But if they could they would. They would be greatly demonstrative with their attitude, their appearance, and their character- should I be scared to approach this beer?
Sea Monster opens up with the standard "stout" appearance. Deep and darken brown- appearing espresso-black through the middle. Its onyx color carries a dense blanket of tarnish foam that easily endures the session, shedding with lacing rings at each sip.
Its bold roast aromas once again harks to espresso- its earthen roast, burnt toast, grilled nuts and fruit are all supported with the scent of singed toffee and mild smoky chocolate. As the stout breathes, it releases subtle vinous nuances in the form of grape, dark berry and currant along with a spicy rum note.
Its taste leads with caramel, vanilla and heavy whipping cream for a sweeter start up. As the roast, charred toast, espresso, walnut and bittersweet chocolate folds in, the middle palate becomes sultry and robust. Its trailing fruit taste seems of grilled blackcurrant, grape and blackberry as the spicy alcohols carry- again a rummy finish with a long roasty-sweet aftertaste.
Full and smooth, the beer's body is creamy like malted milkshake. Its carbonation woven tightly into it lingering sweetness for a silky and velvety feel. Its roasty-bitter finish dries the palate and is assisted by alcohol warmth and trailing sweetness.
Sea Monster is rather a sea pup- It talks a big game, but is at its heart a friendly and endearing stout with a sweet side.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 16:53:47 | More by BEERchitect
Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,141 ratings.