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Seadevil Stout - Beach Brewing Company

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82
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Beach Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jale on 04-20-2011)
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
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NCLorax

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +24%

12-31-2011 11:32:45 | More by NCLorax
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +24%

02-03-2012 02:11:41 | More by AndrewMichael
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24%

11-20-2011 19:07:14 | More by DoctorB2B
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Flowyn82

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-10-2012 02:15:30 | More by Flowyn82
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

10-26-2012 19:18:45 | More by GaryMarkle84
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mralphabet

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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....

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 03:16:54 | More by mralphabet
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riotinmyskull

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-21-2012 21:08:21 | More by riotinmyskull
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-17-2014 17:12:31 | More by MattSharpless
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-21-2014 13:29:27 | More by John_Beeryman
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flyersfan900

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-01-2012 22:09:50 | More by flyersfan900
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antique

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into two pint glasses.

Pours a thick, syrupy dark brown with an inch or more mocha head with lots of purple tinged throughout. Very interesting and appealing appearance overall. Leaves impressive lines of lacing behind that stand around for the majority of the drink.

Smells strongly of chocolates and wild berries particularly, with hints of maple syrup (specifically, it reminds me of blueberry pancakes) and some malts.

There's a nice, hop spiciness in the initial attack, which dissipates quickly into more complex and indicative tastes of fermented fruits and dark chocolates. Dark licorice lingers momentarily before coffee-esque bitter flavors carry it out rather smoothly, Overall, it's rather unique, managing not to be overly fruity but still containing that definite berry flavor that colors the beer in a complex way.

It is strongly syrupy, with a medium-high mouthfeel that might bother some, and it also is only mildly carbonated, which allows for lots of the flavors to seep through unhindered but also makes the feel even more syrupy.

It's an extremely solid Imperial Stout overall, and unique because of its balanced blending of flavors, plus the bit of fruity sweetness it brings along. It's a little on the syrupy side, which can make nursing a full bomber somewhat problematic if you're not up to the task, but overall it's definitely worthwhile.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 06:47:43 | More by antique
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a black body that had about an inch head and some minor head and lace. Mostly I am greeted by roasted malts in the aroma with some dark chocolate but very little else in terms of hops. Beer is smooth, light to medium bodied, especially for a stout, mostly dry thanks to the roasted malts and a touch of hop bitterness but I like the balance coming from the chocolate malts. Not complex or too flavorful but not bad and finishes rather real dry, almost crisp, thanks to a little hop bit. I will note that some previous reviews state that the hops are the dominant portion of the beer but I found the malts to be a little more assertive.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2014 21:03:36 | More by clayrock81
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TechTriumph

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 15:47:16 | More by TechTriumph
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jale

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2011 13:26:28 | More by jale
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-19-2013 00:00:02 | More by ShanePB
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 01:05:54 | More by DrDemento456
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VonZipper

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-05-2012 23:15:03 | More by VonZipper
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VTWicked

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-28-2013 19:46:07 | More by VTWicked
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l1fted

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-02-2013 14:46:24 | More by l1fted
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jgreenearrow

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 03:39:29 | More by jgreenearrow
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ash111

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this in a tulip glass filled from a growler from the brewery. Nice aroma- vanilla is clear. This is a solid beer. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden (compared to something like SN Narwhal). The flavor is typical for the style with perhaps a little more bitterness than I was expecting. Malt comes through on the after taste. It leaves my mouth feeling a little dry after each sip.

I like this beer. Not my favorite imperial stout, but I would definitely have it again.

Serving type: growler

01-21-2013 01:38:54 | More by ash111
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hornsup

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

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).

Serving type: growler

12-04-2012 04:24:53 | More by hornsup
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-28-2013 12:11:23 | More by buzzy
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N3ptune

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-06-2013 22:31:14 | More by N3ptune
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AFchino

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-04-2014 12:47:25 | More by AFchino
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Seadevil Stout from Beach Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.