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Dark Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged - Mission Brewery

Not Rated.
Dark Seas Bourbon Barrel AgedDark Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
87
very good

27 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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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3/5  rDev -23.9%

iatethecloudsfor, Mar 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

craftbeerasian, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

bcerv-ca, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of HalfFull
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Capped and wax sealed 22 oz. bomber poured into a globe glass. The pour is deep and dark with just a hint of ruby in the light. A thin cap of foam doesn't linger for long. Available to kick up a surface film through the pour and its associated aromas nonetheless. Deep mocha with a fresh pour.

Aroma of alcohol and chocolate spice imbued with a moderated blast of bourbon barrel. More oak than bourbon initially with the bourbon component becoming more prominent with warming. Pleasant and curious though a bit subtle. Needs a bit more carbonation to throw esters into volatile mode.

Taste of bourbon infused chocolate malt and a touch of spice. Creamy and moderate sweetness on the finish though still undercarbonated in my view, barrel aged or otherwise. Vinous on the finish as a result.

Overall hint of oak, light bourbon influence, undercarbonated, fairly well balanced, bit chewy, light to moderate complexity in malt structure. Decent but not world class.

HalfFull, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

seavercm, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ShanePB, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Idrankitall, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Hanzo, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

SalisburySteak, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

brycevolk, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ari32, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Bwagner1122, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

akang, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

aquazr1, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

buzzy, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

sblanton83, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

berlinabb, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

beernads, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

pwoody11, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

dwagner003, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Beersnake1, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

TXhomebrewer, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of pkalix
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

chocolate bitterness, vanilla, cocoa. smell is much the same. smell is better than the taste, though. surprised by the three low ratings before me,, especially as the original, non barrel-aged, rates overall a 91.
some bourbon is coming though and this is a decent stout. dark cherries with roasted malt lie on top of a bed of slightly earthy bitterness. i'm not very familiar with this brewery and the ones I have tried from them have been C+ / B- range, if I remember correctly. I haven't tried the original to make the comparison, but this one is quite smooth. nice chocolate-milk froth on a more vigorous pour, the medium-creaminess lather holds a bit on the sides before breaking down and leaving the original high-water mark.

pkalix, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Chuggernaut00, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

TheCrowsNest, Dec 19, 2013
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Dark Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged from Mission Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.