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Dark Seas - Mission Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

523 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 523
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 27
Gots: 55 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: srandycarter on 12-08-2011)
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer simply blew my mind. I'll most certainly be getting it again (and again).

A: Very dark. This is to be expected, given that the opaqueness of RIS's is greater than any other beer style. The beer also had a very thick, dark head that accompanied the body.

S: Incredible. Smells very chocolatey, and I don't mean the dark, bitter, roasted malt kind of chocolatey. No, the beer smelled very sweet and creamy, which is different from many other RIS's I've had (see "Old Rasputin" and "Storm King" by North Coast and Victory, respectively).

T: Like the smell, the beer tasted excellent. Usually, beers of this style taste somewhat bitter and coffee-ish given the presence of dark, roasted malt. While this beer retained some of the coffe-ish taste found in other RIS's, it was not overwhelming, the predominate flavor being milk chocolate and cream. Very drinkable.

M: Very thick and creamy. The beer was rich in dark malt.

O: This is not a beer to be missed. Imperial Stout lovers, rejoice!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Perfection in a bottle.

Pours half a finger of head, pitch black and thick. The head is the darkest brown I've ever seen. Dissipates in about a minute, but leaves some light lacing around the glass.

Smells like chocolate, roasted malt, and mystery. I want to drink it NOW!!!

Taste is complex yet you can pick apart the separate flavors. Much like the smell: chocolate, some dark dark roasted flavors, and the perfect balance of hops finishes it out and lingers in your mouth.

Mouthfeel is in the middle of the road, just the right thickness for this style.

This must be my favorite. Every time I see it in the store I buy it. Can't get enough of this beer!

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this stout is as dark as night and completely opaque. it was served in a 10oz glass at the brewery. Nice, two finger, khaki color head the seemed to last most of the way through the glass. left a nice lacing as it went. This is one of the best imperial stouts i have ever had. i bought a 22oz. to go and will save this one until winter. Next time in San Diego i will make sure to grab another one of these.

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Pours black w little head or lacing. Poured from bottle. This is a very smooth Russian Imperial Stout, and surprisingly drinkable.

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Dark Seas from Mission Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.