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Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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90
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1,370 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,370
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 115
Gots: 253 | FT: 12
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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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

Nose: fruit – prune, raisins, some roast and a hint of chocolate at the attack.
Pours deep, deep brilliant brown, under a 1/2" tan head
A big roast coffee palate up with an initial sweetness front backed by bittersweet chocolate highlighted by creamy smoothness. In the finish there is some hop bitterness hiding behind the roast and bittersweet chocolate. Lingering roast and bittersweet chocolate.
Very creamy, chewy, fine carbonation. Warming.

pat61, Sep 19, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Pours black with a two finger tan head. The aroma has dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and some dark fruit.

the taste is much like the smell. There is a large amount of both sweetness and bitterness with dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit, licorice, and hop bitterness at the end.

full bodied with below average carbonation. Rich and creamy. The only thing that I can find as a negative is a long bitter aftertaste, from the roasted malt and hops. a good beer to be sure, but not as good as the best in the style.

hardy008, Sep 09, 2014
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Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,370 ratings.