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Dark Seas - Mission Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
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487 Ratings
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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 22
Gots: 43 | 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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jjchristiano

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really like this stout.
As dark chocolate in appearance as a stout gets.
Rich chocolate and molasses smell.
Taste is just as you would expect, no surprises.
mouthfeel is so smooth as it's rich and not a lot of carbonation
Did I say, I really like this stout.
At 10% alcohol its a nice sipper for my scotch snifter.
I was in San Diego last July and wish I would have known about this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 03:21:18 | More by jjchristiano
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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Wisconsin

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thomda11

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a growler at the brewery. I had had this in a 12oz bottle back before I moved to San Diego from Maryland, and I have to say that, while I enjoyed it from the bottle, it is much better from the tap. The appearance lives up to the name. The color is pitch black with a dark a brown head. The beer has a strong dark chocolate aroma that oddly enough reminds me of Hershey's Chocolate World in PA. The taste is strong, but smooth and possesses a medium to full body. The flavor is full of dark chocolate--as suggested by the aroma--as well as coffee and roasted barley. The coffee flavor lingers on the tongue and leaves a bit of a charcoal after-taste. The high alcohol is noticeable, but doesn't detract from the beer.

Serving type: growler

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Dark Seas from Mission Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.