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Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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1,274 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,274
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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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 16 oz. snifter.

A- Pours black with a 1 finger tan head. Some lacing but resides quickly.

S- Coffee, roasted malts, pine.

T- Roasted/smoked malt, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and a lot of pine hop bitterness.

M- Full body, thick but not chewy. Nice and creamy with slight alcohol bite at the finish.

O- Very solid imperial stout. Believe this is the 2010 and still has a ton of hop bite to it, which I like, just a little surprising.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 01:59:20 | More by kawilliams81
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Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,274 ratings.