Dark Seas - Mission Brewery
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4.24/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a pitch black with a half of a finger dark mocha head that fades rapidly into a thin ring with light lacing.
Aroma is light with notes of dark chocolate and burnt malt with a slight booziness.
Taste follows the nose with dark bitter chocolate, burnt malt, burnt oak and a touch of alcohol.
Mouth Feel is medium leaning full body, very light carbonation, smooth yet dry with a slight bitter charcoal after taste and some alcohol warming.
Overall this is a very nice imperial stout would recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2014 20:58:33 | More by dtivp
4.29/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
My second time having this on tap, around 1pm on St. Patrick's day. It's a wonderful RIS, very drinkable despite its double digit abv.
The pour is a nominal pitch black, with an almost maroon tan head, which dissipates with little lacing. Smell is a sea port at midnight, metal and driftwood with dark cherry and just a hint of pine.
Taste is fantastic, and very true to the name. I've always noticed an aquatic character in strong stouts, something mossy and salt-kissed. This beer dives deep, awash in exotic vegetation with a coastal pine finish. There is something metallic in the flavor, but it's that stout-metal that I love, and it gives me the feeling of being on a ship at midnight, just about to dock. The flavor is very dank, with an aftertaste of molasses that lays on a little thick. I would prefer this toned down slightly, but I do appreciate how the pungent flavors enhance the deep-sea sensation that is this beer's signature. Mouthfeel is rich and thick but it goes down very smoothly. Considering the abv, it is remarkably well balanced and drinkable. This is a distinct sort of imperial which I really enjoy and will return to again.
Serving type: on-tap
03-17-2014 20:29:11 | More by Boxus
3.89/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a black body with good head on top of an aroma that has dark fruit for some reason, booziness to it, a thick aroma of roasted malts and a little bit of sweetness. The beer is chewey it's so thick but passes along smooth thanks to a little bit woodiness in it (swear I even get a touch of vanilla and bourbon). Mostly a balance of sweet malts like molasses and a roasted, even coffee esque dry malt base. Again, like aroma, I seem to pick up a little bit of figs and plums. This is a pretty good stout with interesting notes coming in from everywhere.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 17:13:05 | More by clayrock81
Dark Seas from Mission Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.