Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz bottle of the 2009 vintage courtesy of cmurren25, thanks Chad! Pours a rich black color with a small tan head. Nice retention but not much lacing.
Nose is an interesting mix of blackberries, chocolate and caramel. The malts are sweet and a little subdued by the age. Smells like it will be quite tasty though, no alcohol is poking through.
Rich and chocolaty, the only remnants of the hops are a faint grassy bitterness at the very end. The fruitiness is much more pronounced with raisins and raspberries leading the charge. There is some jammy plums in there as it warms. Only slight oxidation has occurred and unfortunately, the boldness of the beer has dropped off a bit. Its really good, unfortunately I don’t have a fresh sample handy for comparison. Smooth and fruity with a healthy amount of chocolate, that about sums it up. Id love to get my hands on a few more bottles at some point, this one seems to age much better than Victory at Sea.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2012 01:46:45 | More by twiggamortis420
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Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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