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Mariana Trench - Due South Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 68
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 44.25%
Wants: 26
Gots: 23 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co.
Florida, United States | website

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout | 10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Danny1217 on 02-01-2014

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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 68
Photo of smcolw
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Near black, brown color. Light passes through the sides. Beige head that settles to rim bubbles. A thick, chunky ring of lace from the initial sip.

Darkly toasted malt but not quite the harshly burnt smells. Strong chocolate aromas.

Tastes like a chocolate malted milkshake. Sweet milk chocolate dominates the flavor profile. Notable alcohol warmth. Very thick body, almost syrupy; this extuated by the low carbonation.

This is a winter beer--rich and warming. It reminds me of a decadent brownie.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #87 (Apr 2014):

Chocolate, Roasty, Smooth, Rich

Not all Imperial Stouts need to be hyped to the point of reaching the black market and ensuing riots but they can be perhaps just as great. Mariana Trench holds our taste buds firm and slaps them around with roasted lushness. And someone not too long ago told us Florida did not have much of a beer scene ... Pfft!

STYLE: Russian Imperial Stout | ABV: 10.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Photo of oldbassman
3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Did not live up to the pre bottle release hype. Compared to other Imperial Stouts I've had this one just doesn't measure up. Thin on flavor with a watery mouth feel. Hard to believe anyone rated this over 4.0. Must work at Due South. Sorry Mike but it just wasn't good.

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Photo of rudzud
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Received in a trade as an extra.

A - Poured into a tulip a pitch black hue with a thin mocha head that leaves light lacing.

S - Aromas of light dark fruits, deep chocolate, light roast, faint vanilla.

T - Taste is nicely chocolate, faint roast, nice non oppressive dark fruits. Light vanilla, very tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden wonderful.

O - Overall this beer was quite the surprise, very drinkable, wonderful.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Skuter, ChewyLewy, and scribe594 for sharing this one at Skuter's tasting.

2014 edition.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, char, and herb aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and peanut butter flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting sage like herb presence in the aroma.

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Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 edition courtesy of @beerly-departed poured into a snifter

A-almost pitch black body with a half finger cream colored head that settles to the edges
S-burnt sugar, TONS of chocolate, some vanilla, absolutely no heat
T-vanilla and black licorice up front followed by a bomb of dark chocolate...heavy dark chocolate on the aftertaste like i just took a bite out of some ghirardelli
M-probably my favorite aspect of this beer...zero heat and such a light mouthfeel makes this beer so drinkable
O-highly impressed with this one...i tasted absolutely no hint of alcohol, and ive never tasted a beer with this abv range that did that...if i never read the bottle id guess it was like 5%...this combined with the nice chocolate notes makes this one of the biggest surprises from a beer by an unknown brewery up until this point...keep it up due south!

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Photo of GallowsThief
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the House of Brews in Jensen Beach, Florida

A – Poured out jet black with about a finger of creamy brown head that receded fairly quickly and left just a touch of lacing.

S – Big roasted malt smell with nice hints of chocolate and vanilla.

T – Follows the nose with very big roasted malts and just a hint of bitterness. Nice chocolate (think milk chocolate and dark perfectly mixed) and vanilla flavors. Touch of coffee and espresso with some black licorice thrown into the mix. Reminds me of Ten Fidy.

M – Medium to light bodied. Looking at it you would think its much heavier but it is not and this is what makes it go down easy. Light carbonation and smooth all over the palate.

O – This is a scary easy drinker for the ABV. It goes down very easy and as it warms up the flavors really pop. I suggest pouring it and letting it settle. Just a great all around brew.

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Mariana Trench from Due South Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.