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Dark Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged - Mission Brewery

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very good

32 Ratings
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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: 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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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.

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