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Dark Seas - Mission Brewery

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568 Ratings
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Ratings: 568
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 34
Gots: 63 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Mission Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: srandycarter on 12-08-2011

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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma: deep roasted grains and malts, burnt caramel, cocoa nibs and coffee beans. Appearance: thick black with a crimson tint and decent lace. Taste: Thick, syrupy chocolate, molasses, toasted sugar, toffee and grains. Overall, a really thick and rich imperial stout with heavy dark chocolate and fudge overtones. Very good.

Photo of msubulldog25
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MNPikey
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Shnanign
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Jtrigonis
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JesseCap_13
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into snifter

A: Poured midnight black with a tan one finger head which did not linger long

S: dark chocolate, roasted malts, slight hops very faint though.

T: The taste follows the nose with dark chocolate. Roasty malts, and very slight hint of a dark fruit for the sweetness, maybe plum?

M: Medium to full bodied. Alcohol content is definitely apparent however it is masked and blends very smoothly and is complimented by the dark chocolate notes. Low carbonation

Overall very tasty, a great sipper and a very good RIS, will definitely be having this again

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WritersBlock
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of quaybr
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

Pretty light brown head lingers for a while.

Smells of coffee and chocolate, slight alcohol.

Taste follows aroma to a t, becoming even more invitingly complex with dark fruit as it warms.

Perfectly carbonated, roasted and chocolate malts are carefully carried across the tongue by a thick body.

This is a great stout, staying true to the Russian Imperial style. They're not trying to do anything outlandish here, and what they got was an extremely well balanced ale. If you have a chance to try this, you really ought to.

Photo of shand
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AApparel
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SawDog505
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 oz snifter. Poured slowly and got a one inch mocha head, that leaves behind some beautiful lace, and pours pitch black. Smell is dark chocolate, roasted coffee, anise, and vanilla. Taste is all about roasted coffee and chocolate, yes this is special. Body is big, perfect carbonation, a little dry, and goes down easy. Wow impressed with this beauty!

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Sturmthis
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of wr3ck00n
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of pinnser
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of spinrsx
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Total Wine Tampa FL for $3

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a large size frothy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5-6 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and vanilla. There is also lots of roasted/toasted notes and some bitter coffee.

Overall - Really good and fulfilling a great beer to sip. The bitterness lingers long after the sip is done. Wish I had picked up a few more of these for cellaring.

Photo of lehueve
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of redbeav
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of CrispyFL
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Dark Seas from Mission Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.