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Dark Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged - Mission Brewery

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Dark Seas Bourbon Barrel AgedDark Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Mission Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.25% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: TheCrowsNest on 12-19-2013

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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 8
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3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. I don't get any bourbon smell or flavor, it just tastes like the base Dark Seas (which I like). I've read other reviews that claim that this has great bourbon flavor, not sure what's wrong with mine (or me). And at $20 for the bottle, I have to say I'm incredibly disappointed.

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this at the brewery on cask in a nice beer snifter. Great dark tan lacing as I sip. I wanted more bourbon barrel out of this. Supposedly aged for a long time in Four Roses barrels. Being on cask definitely is a factor in the mouthfeel but it is smooth and a little creamy. There is something a little odd in the smell. Seems to be missing something.

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3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall Good Beer. Cool malt hop balance, some complexity from the barrel aging. Lacks a tiny bit of the mouth feel I was looking for, but an excellent beer.

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Dark Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged from Mission Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.