Sea Monster Imperial Stout | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sea Monster Imperial StoutSea Monster Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by OlieIPA on 11-28-2008

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The best by bottle date was 7/12- I bought it recently, and I had some concern. It is a 10 ABV
beer. No problems.

The beer pours an attractive dark coffee-brown in a snifter with a 1 finger head.

It is most important to note that this beer has a totally different character warmed-up
than cold. Colder( 49F) lemon, vanilla, chocolate aroma- great.

The mouth feel remains quite moderate, with some hops.

The taste at a colder temp is strong coffee, some chocolate and lemon.

The aroma fades with warming, but the taste kicks in at 54F. Light but complex chocolate-lemon, as common with the style. The beer doesn't have the deep complexity of some
imperial stouts- there isn't an intensity one would find in Old Rasputin.

Despite the lighter taste, this is an excellent beer. Serve 50, closer to 55F.

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Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 1,858 ratings.
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