Sea Monster Imperial Stout (Willett Bourbon) | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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4.3/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged 10 months in Willett Bourbon Barrels. Bottled 9/2/2016.

Added by jaydoc on 10-20-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
15
pDev:
5.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cjgator3
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives pitch black with a thin cap that leaves strands and spots of lace

Smell: Chocolate, caramel and Bourbon, with undertones of brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla

Taste: Caramel forward, with the chocolate and Bourbon tones building; through the middle, the brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla emerge; the finish is filled with Bourbon and oak tones

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; surprisingly thin for a beer of this ABV

Overall: Lots of nice flavor here despite the thinner than anticipated mouthfeel

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Photo of cjohns73
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of drahodo
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atone315
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Schlegz
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Black body with a small khaki head. Smells of whiskey, chocolate, and cinnamon? Something like graham cracker. Tastes of bourbon, sharp and spicy, which is probably why I get cinnamon. It has that graham cracker taste too. Nice. Medium heavy. Medium carbonation. Good stout with a nice barrel character.

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Sea Monster Imperial Stout (Willett Bourbon) from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 15 ratings