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Dark Seas - Mission Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

569 Ratings
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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 146
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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: srandycarter on 12-08-2011

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On draft poured into shaker pint


A: beautiful dark as night with a fluffy mocha head you know this beer is going to be good by that deep mocha head


S: chocolate and deep roast maybe a slight licorice but it's faint


T: rich roast taste with nice chocolate finishes roasty sweet very malty maybe a little bit of booze but it's not at the front


M: it's not motor oil thick but the body on this is very full and it has a very nice coat on the tongue


O: very nice you will be smiling if you get this in your glass. It may not be anything new in the flavor department but it knocks it out of the park in all the regular stout flavors, smells, and feel.

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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.

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A- Pours a deep black color with a 1/2 inch medium brown head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Lots of dark chocolate, burnt sugar, caramel and some char. Quite nice.

T- There's a great sweetness to this that I'm really digging. Reminds me of chocolate ice cream. On top of that are note of vanilla, more caramel and brown sugar. The char isn't as prevalent as it is in the nose. So smooth for the ABV.

M- Creamy and thick with medium carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- This is the first Mission beer I've had. The only reason I bought it was because it's the first beer I've seen available to me by them that has a really good score. Makes me curious to try more of their offerings.

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Dark Seas from Mission Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.