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Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sea Monster Imperial StoutSea Monster Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 1,513
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 125
Gots: 293 | FT: 17
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Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OlieIPA on 11-28-2008

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.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Produces a small coffee head that reduces quickly. Black as night. Pretty typical imp. stout. Roasted malts hit on the nose. A little sweet chocolate follows. Big roasty character on the taste. In between I'm getting plenty of dark chocolate and some bitter espresso. It finishes with hop bitterness. Nice smooth mouthfeel with perfect carbonation for the style. Overall a nice stout I would love to have again, maybe with some age on it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ryan Treebs for this bottle.

A Comes out of the bottle very dark brown and sits pitch black in my glass. The head is about 1 finger tall which turns foamy and stays put. not really much lacing left anywhere.

S Roast, sweet malts, chocolate and a hint of vanilla. sweet but not too much for me.

T Chocolate malt is noticeable at first which is followed by a big roast. Hops are there but not really in the way. Finishes bitter chocolate and has a slightly bitter linger.

M Thicker mouth feel with a less than medium amount of carbo. Feels pretty nice.

O Pretty nice tasting brew. I like hops but not always in my Stouts. I wouldnt mind one with a couple years on it and see how the hows mellow out.

Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,513 ratings.