Sea Monster Imperial Stout | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sea Monster Imperial StoutSea Monster Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,858
Reviews:
514
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
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168
Gots:
428
For Trade:
14
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from bomber into a mug

A: Very dark brown with a 2cm mocha/tan head that thins but lingers in a ring for awhile, id like it to be darker though.

S: I really can't smell that much the aroma is very weak. I can smell some malt, which surprises me as the one thing that stands out not much else to say.

T: okay idk if i got a flat bottle or what (the bottle says best by 07/07/12) but this follows the nose with the malt thats pretty much all I can taste. This tastes like a super dark red to me nothing like any IS i have ever tasted. Its not bad but its not to style at all.

M: Really light for an IS esp with this high of an abv. It goes down easy but i wouldn't describe it as smooth at all.

O: So id be willing to try this again fresher just to give it a fair shot, but straight up this bottle was pretty bad and I was throughly disappointed.

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2.15/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Taking votes to rename this the "Granny Apple Porter". Taste of Apple and pear throughout... Maybe just me. Just being honest. Nice color and initial scent. Drinkable, but not what I was expecting, which was a top shelf traditional imperial stout, from a top shelf brewery. Disappointing.

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

a: as black as brown can be this beer has a two finger head that is thick and creamy.

s: roasted sweetness. some coffee and chocolate.

t: the chocolate dominates over the hops and coffee but not enough to make this a one sided beer.

m: thick rich and creamy with a nice little hop bite on the end. carbonation was spot on.

o: really enjoyed this one, not as much as their victory at sea, but this is still very drinkable and much more easily accessible.

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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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