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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

27 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-09-2014 04:08:40 | More by beernads
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-06-2014 13:56:06 | More by ShanePB
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-24-2014 00:44:43 | More by Hanzo
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-23-2013 06:20:50 | More by akang
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HalfFull

California

3.71/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

01-06-2014 04:32:52 | More by HalfFull
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-05-2014 01:54:43 | More by buzzy
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Vermont

3/5  rDev -23.9%

03-08-2014 22:37:17 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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pkalix

California

4.3/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

12-29-2013 21:12:01 | More by pkalix
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-01-2014 02:30:48 | More by dwagner003
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

05-17-2014 20:22:45 | More by craftbeerasian
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-05-2014 13:39:01 | More by ari32
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Bwagner1122

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-01-2014 02:28:57 | More by Bwagner1122
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Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-21-2014 23:18:28 | More by pwoody11
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Idrankitall

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-25-2014 06:28:41 | More by Idrankitall
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California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-01-2014 05:56:34 | More by Chuggernaut00
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TheCrowsNest

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-19-2013 05:22:02 | More by TheCrowsNest
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SalisburySteak

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-01-2014 21:46:07 | More by SalisburySteak
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Dark Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged from Mission Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.