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Dark Seas - Mission Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

504 Ratings
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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 25
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev -2%

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05-22-2014 19:38:54 | More by Glanzman
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-14-2014 16:55:57 | More by Dougwillhike
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

05-13-2014 23:54:59 | More by WoodBrew
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jcallover34

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-12-2014 03:13:50 | More by jcallover34
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ediaz

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

05-11-2014 01:13:34 | More by ediaz
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-30-2014 00:29:44 | More by Sspeer1
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PattyCakes227

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-29-2014 02:10:19 | More by PattyCakes227
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California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-27-2014 04:59:11 | More by jpcarnegie
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.04/5  rDev -1%

Pours a finger of dark brown head on a black body.
The aroma is initially roasted malt and then cocoa.
The taste is rich and buttery. Chocolate and toasted malt mostly with some toffee in the background. Really nice.
The texture is super soft and smooth with low carbonation. Perfect.
A great brew.

04-27-2014 02:05:44 | More by Fatehunter
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev -2%

04-24-2014 22:38:09 | More by dwagner003
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robotiks

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

04-24-2014 02:50:59 | More by robotiks
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

4/5  rDev -2%

04-19-2014 08:10:08 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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hipboy221

California

4/5  rDev -2%

04-19-2014 07:03:49 | More by hipboy221
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rderedin

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-19-2014 00:44:53 | More by rderedin
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farrago

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

Pours only a thin head but it does cover the surface, extremely dark brown colored bubbles, sizzles off swiftly, there’s a few lacing streaks of credible width, probably better than expected based on the head. The liquid is pure black, completely opaque, no way to even see if there’s any bubbles inside. The nose is a close to symmetrical split between bitter dark chocolate and coffee beans, good thrust as well in the raisin to plum fruit scents, touch of mint and vanilla bean, the roast is not overpowering which allows the strength of the sweet dessert like qualities to linger. Full-bodied, leverages its dryness to good effect, keeping it clean and well-paced. You do also get more roast here as a result, puts an aggressive charge into the coffee, chocolate, toffee, coconut flake flavors. The cherry, plum, fig fruit recedes some here, same for the flowers, mint and licorice. No citrus presence but there is a breadiness. Minimal burn from the alcohol, however, you feel the buzzing right off. Carbonation is average, takes awhile to even remember to gauge it. Long finish without going overboard trying to make an impression. Pretty good stuff.

04-16-2014 23:25:49 | More by farrago
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-13-2014 13:07:52 | More by hmmmbeer10
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-13-2014 01:16:29 | More by reitzbrewing
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jkd03c

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

04-05-2014 14:58:31 | More by jkd03c
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wolf_switzer

California

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03-28-2014 15:15:19 | More by wolf_switzer
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California

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California

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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

03-20-2014 17:35:38 | More by waddellc2
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dtivp

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

03-18-2014 20:58:33 | More by dtivp
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California

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Dark Seas from Mission Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.