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: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Black pour with a 2 finger tan head. The head has nice dense bubbles that are all uniform. The head recedes slowly and does not last for the whole drink.

S: Bold smell of alcohol. The alcohol is the strongest note in the aroma. There are also roasted malt notes.

T: Follows the nose with an alcohol forward taste. The mid-palate has hints of chocolate and mild vanilla. There is also a tannin type feel/taste.

M: Nice coating feeling. Heavy feeling like you'd expect for an oatmeal stout. Very nice overall feel with low carbonation.

O: It's a sipper where the alcohol is not masked - it is right up front. I couldn't drink more than one of these in a session.

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Sea Monster Imperial Stout from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 1,851 ratings.
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