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Dark Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged - Mission Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

32 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mission Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheCrowsNest on 12-19-2013)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle poured into snifter

A: nice head off white to mocha head body is rich and black looks like great lacing

S: Dark chocolate, more of a sharp Whiskey smell than bourbon, smells dry, leather, mail pouch tobacco if that makes sense to people who chewed it's sharp smelling

T: Dark chocolate on the taste not very sweet which is surprising the taste is not heavy with toffee vanilla like you would expect it's sharp and clean with a bourbon taste that is bam and gone and a little coffee it's actually amazing it's so clean

M: Medium to full it's not lush but the bit of dryness and cleanness of the finish is very appealing

O: This is a great stout that isn't crazy bourbon forward or crazy sweet, not that either of these characteristics are bad but it makes this beer interesting because you can really define the beer in which a lot of barrel aged beers get lost in their barrels. I can see where people are going to ding this beer for not being barrel forward or lush but that's what makes you stand up and go damn this is pretty good .

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Dark Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged from Mission Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.