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Sea Monster Imperial Stout - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,550
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 128
Gots: 305 | FT: 18
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:
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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Ratings: 1,550 | Reviews: 470
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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.

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

A - Near black, tan head, small, quick to leave. Spotty cling lace.

S - Soy sauce and chocolate chip cookies.

T - Thick rich sweet cocoa and some soy, bittered nicely at the finish.

M - Medium to heavy body, good carb, pretty good balance considering size.

D - At 10 per cent, pretty hard to session. I would love a few glasses, however.

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22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan frothy head that stayed around for a while. There's also a lot of lacing left on the glass. The brew smells like coffee, dark fruit, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and a bit of vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like roasted/burnt malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee and some dark fruit. Even though there is some sweetness noticeable, it's mostly roasty and bitter tasting. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and coating with moderate carbonation. I think it's a good overall brew, I'd try this again in the future.

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Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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