Seadevil Stout - Beach Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +3.3%
A - Really carbonated giving me over an inch of head of head that seems to bubble out rather quickly cluing me in that this stout doesn't have enough body. Tons of bubbles at the base yet it seems dark enough pitch black to be stout like.
S - Smells of piney hops (hopefully not too bitter) molasses and tobacco. Roast and chocolate seems to be in the mix but faint.
T - Really heavy on the hops. Almost at the same level as Victory's "Storm King Stout" yet it seems more balanced. Makes it somewhat easier to drink though because it bitters then roasty malts come to play with a bakers chocolate like finish. Not bad at all.
M - This is where it looses some points. The body seems more "bubbly" giving it more or less a medium body feel. It does hide the ABV well though.
Overall not a bad stout so I am puzzled by the low score even though it very similar to Storm King which is world class. Eh I am not a huge fan of hoppy imperial stouts so I may not revisit again. Worth the 5 bucks for a bomber though.
08-21-2012 01:05:54 | More by DrDemento456
3.23/5 rDev -11%
I got this as an extra a few months ago and it's just been sitting in the beer fridge since.... waiting for me to get to it.
Dark black body with a decent creamy tan head. Weak retention, even weaker lacing-- only the spottiest little chunklets remain.
Smells of bitter cocoa, a little acrid smokey roastedness, and some mild sweetness.
Little bitterness on the backend that finishes much more dryly than expected.
Feels thick and hearty.... meaty and full-bodied.
Overall-- not bad, but not mind-blowing either. If this were sitting on shelves in 4/6 packs, I'd certainly keep some on hand in the fridge, at the very least as an offering to my friends that like stouts but aren't really into beer. This has its charm, but won't be scoring over 4 from too many heavy reviewers.
03-17-2013 19:49:38 | More by AleWatcher
4.03/5 rDev +11%
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Poured a deep dark black color with big 2 fingers worth of dark tan head with wonderful lacing from start to finish.
S: First thing I'm getting is molasses, and roasted malt... I'm getting a little dark fruit aroma mixed in.
T: Taste matches the smell.... I'm getting molasses, caramel, roasted malt and some bitter coffee flavors. The finish is creamy, but leaves a bitterness on the tongue.
M: Med to full bodied with light carbonation and a nice creamy feeling. Fits the style.
O: Pretty strong Imperial Stout the ABV is right there so 1 bomber will do it for good for the night. Worth looking for if you are in the Virginia Beach area....
02-24-2014 03:16:54 | More by mralphabet
3.6/5 rDev -0.8%
Poured from a growler into an Intuition pint glass.
A-almost pitch black with a fingers worth of cream/mocha mixed colored head
S- cocoa up front, fresh tobacco, maybe some raisins and mostly standard oak for a stout, hoppy also for a stout
M- somewhat thin, this is where the beer loses it for me a little, even though I'm a fan overall, its just watery compared to som.e of the quality stouts out there
T- tastes like weak chocolate hops, unique for a stout and that's what I appreciate about this brewery. Also tastes like skunky wood on a cold winters night in a good way.
O-Somehow it all works out to be a solid offering that I'd get every few months if they'd brew it more (unfortunately everytime I've gone in the past 4 months they've been dry of it).
12-04-2012 04:24:53 | More by hornsup
3.65/5 rDev +0.6%
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours an opaque deep black color with a frothy dark tan head forming at the top of the pour. Very little lacing on the sides of the glass.
S: Rich roasted malt aroma with some molasses. Some alcohol in the nose as well.
T: Sweetness of caramelized sugar and molasses hits the tongue at the outset. Rich roasted malt and bitter espresso overtake the flavor profile in the middle of the sip. Creamy sweetened milk in the finish.
M: This is where the beer is really lacking. This beer doesn't come close to the medium to thick mouthfeel that one would expect from a stout. It is quite thin and light, almost watery.
Overall, this is a pretty good Imperial Stout with the exception of the mouthfeel. The flavor profile is on target and well balanced. The 10% ABV is masked very well.
02-28-2012 03:39:29 | More by jgreenearrow
3.8/5 rDev +4.7%
From notes on 02/24/12:
No freshness date; Poured in a snifter.
A - One inch of frothy, creamy tan head with decent retention; Pitch black in color; Some patches of lacing left behind
S - Overall faint aroma with roasty, earthy, chocolate, and syrupy notes; Some alcohol is detected
T - Pleasant flavor with a decent shot of bitterness up front; Chocolate, roasty, earthy, raisiny, syrupy, tobacco, and molasses flavors come forward with just a bit of alcohol as well
M - Low carbonation; Close to full bodied; Creamy and smooth mouthfeel with just a touch of warmth from the alcohol
O - Overall, this was a pretty tasty imperial stout. The only thing holding this beer back is it's faint aroma, but otherwise it's an all around solid beer that seemed to get better as it warmed. I wouldn't mind enjoying this brew again the next time I come across it.
02-26-2012 15:47:16 | More by TechTriumph
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
Had on tap at the brewery/tasting room.
A: Pours black with many fingers of brown head thats lasts quite long.
S: Roasted malt, bitter chocolate and nice brewed coffee aroma.
T: Nice bitter chocolate and roasted malt upfront followed by great bitter coffee finish.
M: Very nice creamy mouthfeel. Great carbonation.
O: Nicely done stout. Would have another.
04-20-2011 13:26:28 | More by jale
Seadevil Stout from Beach Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.