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Dark Seas - Mission Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

537 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 537
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 29
Gots: 59 | 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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Ratings: 537 | Reviews: 138 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

yankeej13, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is an oily, jet black coloring, with a fizzle of short-lived, dark brown head that quickly settles out into a halo. Aromas of booze, molasses, port wine, plums and dates, roasted notes, as well as some bitter chocolate and coffee notes. Flavors are extremely rich and bold forward, with a blast of old world fruit rich and sweet riding on a bitter and roasted coffee backbone. Wow! Molasses richness and booze highlights ribbon throughout the palate, and a warmth builds as you drink. The body is slick and smooth, with a softness to it that increases the drinkability. Roasted and boozy aftertaste heavy on the sweet notes of plum and molasses, with some woody notes in there, too. Slick, lingering rich finish, with that warmth continuing to build. Beast of a beer.

GarthDanielson, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

killcore, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DonaldHeverly, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Wldmanimal
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%

Wldmanimal, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Gregg03
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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

Gregg03, Sep 10, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

rkarimi, Sep 03, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Blaze5445, Sep 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

ArmyATCBrewer, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

mcloud2, Aug 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

MissBaker, Aug 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

SarahMarquis, Aug 24, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -11%

kfirestone, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

Aidan_Stewart, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

RuinDees, Aug 18, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -6.1%

Supershane17, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of craftbeersweden
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black beer with one finger high brownbeige head.

Nose: Coffee, cacao, dark chocolate, whipped cream, cardboard, rosted malt, licorice and coffee beans.

Taste: A lot of dark chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit and roasted malt. A great bitterness at the end.

Body: Full, complex budy with a little carbonation and a beatiful smoothness with the right bitterness.

I really like this stout!

craftbeersweden, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Fish17, Aug 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -51.1%

JHendu, Aug 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

hatepickingnames, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Bonsall_Phil, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

assman79, Jul 31, 2014
Dark Seas from Mission Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.