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Dark Seas - Mission Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
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479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 22
Gots: 42 | 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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Ratings: 479 | Reviews: 132 | Display Reviews Only:
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

02-18-2014 02:28:56 | More by Snellgg5
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DrewShalvoy

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-15-2014 20:56:41 | More by DrewShalvoy
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gelasin

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-15-2014 04:01:28 | More by gelasin
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-13-2014 14:25:59 | More by jwat
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-10-2014 16:38:50 | More by Burkbom23
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hopswap1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-09-2014 05:25:23 | More by hopswap1
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rawfish

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-08-2014 09:36:07 | More by rawfish
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Porter

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-08-2014 01:03:28 | More by Porter
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hayesjw

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-05-2014 23:38:15 | More by hayesjw
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-03-2014 04:17:40 | More by Marco_Gtz
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-02-2014 01:31:26 | More by sclitch
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ricecracker420

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-31-2014 05:44:49 | More by ricecracker420
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mpenske

California

5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-30-2014 02:46:39 | More by mpenske
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Dilbert65

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-29-2014 00:19:01 | More by Dilbert65
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-26-2014 15:33:36 | More by Griffith
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MisterE

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-22-2014 23:36:53 | More by MisterE
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Bolivian22

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-22-2014 16:32:41 | More by Bolivian22
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random846

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-21-2014 00:18:28 | More by random846
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GrizXTKEX519

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-19-2014 22:29:00 | More by GrizXTKEX519
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Bartos

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-19-2014 19:51:04 | More by Bartos
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BierJager89

California

4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a creamy brown head.

S: Chocolate, blackberry, coffee in the nose.

T: Blackberry pie, dark chocolate and mild, but dark roast coffee.

M: Full bodied and smoothish.

O: This is a great stout. Very drinkable, tasty, and definitely recommended. I'd love to try the bourbon barrel aged version.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 17:40:52 | More by BierJager89
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schoolboy

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a style that I usually favor, but I also know of a number of excellent examples of the style, so Mission's had to live up to comparison with those. It does pretty well, and has some unique qualities.

It pours a jet black slightly foamy affair with brown foam and lace. Pretty. The aroma is a mildly boozy, hoppy, malty smell - just right.

The taste is really nicely balanced except for a booziness. I think they did well to not overcompensate (over flavor) to cover the alcohol. I think it is easier and more pleasant to drink this way. The aftertaste also is a bit boozy, but nicely bitter and malty as well.

Overall, this single was a well spent three bucks. Highly recommended as a change of pace. This might age OK too - at least for a half year or so.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 23:15:27 | More by schoolboy
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tango22

Maine

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-16-2014 23:15:19 | More by tango22
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greymalkin

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-16-2014 04:51:24 | More by greymalkin
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-15-2014 15:52:19 | More by JohnnieNepal
Dark Seas from Mission Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.