Monster Mash | San Diego Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting More Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
San Diego Brewing Co.
California, United States
sandiegobrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
1.52%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of jefewyatt
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Callahan's.

Appearance is very dark brown. Decent head that dissipates quickly. Very little lacing.

Aroma is sweet. Smells a bit malty.

Tastes very sweet and lots of roasted maltyness like a stout. Slight taste of alcohol but not overpowering.

Mouthful is smooth, slightly creamy. Not a lot of carbonation.

Overall a very nice dark beer, very stout-like with a pleasing sweetness.

 399 characters

Photo of retry4z
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of aoampm
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of quantumcipher
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10/27/2011

A: Dark brown with dark red highlights and a small beige head.

S: Dark chocolate and toasted bread. I don't think there was maple added to this, but I'm smelling maple. Maybe it's brown sugar. Roasted malt blends with earthy, piney hop notes.

T: Toasted bread with notes of roasted grains. There's a little licorice and a whisper of coffee. Chocolate is evident and there's an upper low bitterness. I get maple on the late palate.

M: Upper medium to lower full body with upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: Somewhere between a Porter and Stout. Good stuff, recommended.

 586 characters

Photo of armock
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub

A - Poured a dark brown color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is mostly of citrus and pine hops with mild malt

T - Follows the nose with citrus and pine hops upfront with a mild malt finish

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

O - The recipe must have changed since the review before mine as this was closer to an AM Dark Ale and no where close to a coffee stout however it was the best beer from them that I had and it is definitely worth getting if you stop by

 528 characters

Photo of Dijeriduster
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Thick slightly off colour head, true to style (more of a coffee stout then the listed Am Strong Ale). Very dark, thin look for a stout.

S - Wonderful roasted smell with more than a hint of coffee and chocolate.

T - Good balance of roasted flavors to sweetness. Again hints of chocolate and coffee come thru well. Sliightly bitter aftertaste - and got a little soy sauce like after it warmed. Didn't have the boozy heat that this style sometimes gets (they refer to it as a seasonal ale on the menu)

M - Thicker than it looks, very true to coffee stout style. Would love to try this beer on a nitro tap...

D - Good. I enjoy coffee / oatmeal stouts this time of year (Dec) and would have this again for sure. Enjoyable.

 725 characters

Monster Mash from San Diego Brewing Co.
3.95 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More