Dark Seas - Mission Brewery

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561 Ratings
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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 31
Gots: 60 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Mission Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: srandycarter on 12-08-2011)
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Reviews by Furlinator:
Photo of Furlinator
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a 3/4 inch brown head.

Smell is of dark chocolate, coffee and faint dark fruit.

Taste follows the smell with dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla.

Mouthfeel is very thick. Almost chalky with low carbonation.

A delicious imperial stout.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Spaten454
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of DWolf
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Lgrec8
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of riTLce
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Freehouse
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black, opaque with a reddish-brown head that is gone as quickly as it came. Perfect for a big stout. The smell is dark chocolate, molasses, and a hint of smoke. Taste is heavy char, some coffee that I wasn't expecting, chocolate, and a very dry bitterness that I'm not a big fan of. Full bodied and thick, it's a sipper. But I prefer my stouts with a little softer finish and a touch sweeter.

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mjh0527
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Libationguy
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black with a ruby red edge. Deep tan-reddish thin head with no staying power.

Deep bass notes of coffee, dark chocolate, black cherries, hazelnuts and kirsch.

On the palate, the coffee continues with bitter dark chocolate, chocolate covered cherries and some cola.

Rich mouthfeel with a port-like texture and a lingering finish. So rich that the beer finishes a little sweet. The carbonation is more pronounced on the palate than in the appearance. Alcohol here is well balanced against the texture of the beer.You know its there, but it manages not to be obtrusive.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent big chewy stout, dark as night pours with a chocolate tinted tan head...spent oil all the way. Big chugging bubbled carbonation, with chunky spanning lacing. Aroma has deep chocolate notes, dark bitter roasted malts, expressive with a bit of coffee like tones and ample hops in the back end mild citrus/herbs. Flavor is big upfront a bit of booze whacks you right in the kisser, but the chocolate creaminess/creamed coffee combo soothes the palate and it becomes a big dessert beer with bitterness from the herbal hops and dark roasted malts. Carbonation is ample pushes this big bruiser of a beer across the palate well no off flavors or lingering harshness, very drinkable big imperial stout. Overall I loved it up there with the best of the best in the imperial stouts, I like this and Black Out from Great Lakes just about equally.

Photo of timontheroad
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JohnLynch
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Dark Seas from Mission Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.