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Dark Seas - Mission Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

519 Ratings
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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 27
Gots: 54 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

CrispyFL, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of mdcflacal
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark color that keeps most light from passing through except at the edges. Thin head. Coats the glass nicely.
Nice sweet malt and roast on the nose.
Good viscous mouthfeel.
Good balance of bitterness and residual sweetness. No hot alcohol.
Overall I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. I think it's an excellent representative of the style.

mdcflacal, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Joshpu
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

A: Poured black with a brown one finger head which dissipated quickly.

S: Milk/dark chocolate, roasty malts, slight hops.

T: The taste follows the nose, except the chocolate tastes more like a dark chocolate. Roasty malts. The end has a slight charred note. As it warms I start to get more of the milk chocolate taste.

M: Medium to full bodied. The slight bitter note hangs around for a little, but the alcohol, which you can not taste, cleans the palate well.

Overall a very drinkable beer. A great example of an RIS.

Joshpu, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Ohiovania
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Ohiovania, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of jra173
4.76/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

jra173, Oct 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Robbythecuban, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of Thads324
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Been waiting so long for this one
Pours jet black like the dirtiest emgine oil. Thin dark brown head that fizzles to the edges and sticks there. The deep dark head looks amazing, you can tell this is a big brew.
Aroma is sweet plums, a hint of roast and coffee. A bit of dark caramel. Mild but nice.

Flavor Starts with a bitter jolt of dark bittersweet chocolate. Espresso and cream flavors, finishing dry with mild bitterness of earth and oak. It's more chocolate than I anticipated, but still big and roasty as well. The caramel sweetness on the end brings everything together nicely! Warming and inviting for more.

Mouthfeel is heavy but smooth. No harshness from the roasted malt and while the alcohol is apparent, it's balanced in the flavor.

Clean, smooth, tasty and drinkable. I wish I had more.

Thads324, Oct 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

prock180, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

LJWalker, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

RaggaD, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

wrightst, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

arfenhouse, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

fox227, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

sunofneurot, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

sendsilk, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

SHerninko, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

zestar, Oct 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Drew26, Oct 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Erice78, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

deonreds, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

firstlighthiker, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Mantooth, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

crobinso, Sep 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12owls, Sep 22, 2013
Dark Seas from Mission Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.