Friday, March 25, 2011
Game Day Beer Review: Ballast Point Brewing Company's Sea Monster Imperial Stout
On draft (10.0 % ABV). Sea Monster pours a hearty black, like the depths of the ocean, with a thick head that leaves behind generous lacing. I get mellow fruits on the nose, and maybe a little subtle hoppiness. It's boozy, full of dark fruits and chocolate, with just a little touch of Belgian candy sweetness. Sea Monster has a much thinner mouthfeel than Old Rasputin. It's better than good, but not great: B+.