Dark Seas Russian Imperial Stout | Mission Brewery

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Dark Seas Russian Imperial StoutDark Seas Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mission Brewery
California, United States
missionbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by srandycarter on 12-08-2011

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Ratings:
696
Reviews:
167
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
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43
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119
For Trade:
4
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Furlinator
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a 3/4 inch brown head.

Smell is of dark chocolate, coffee and faint dark fruit.

Taste follows the smell with dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla.

Mouthfeel is very thick. Almost chalky with low carbonation.

A delicious imperial stout.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of zeff80
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a jet-black color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It smelled of chocolate, coffee, toffee and caramel, too. It tasted of chocolate, coffee and burnt molasses. It was crisp and smooth.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of drunkheathen
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This Mission RIS pours a pitch black and has a bronzy brown head that dissipates quickly but remains thinly throughout. Heavy dark chocolate smell, and a slight smell of booziness but not overpowering. There is an obvious chocolate and roasted malt flavor and the ABV becomes clear as well. This one doesn't seem to me to be as thick as other RIS' but that's not to say its weak. This is a pretty decent Russian Imperial Stout, not the best ever but am glad to have tried it.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of ISmith87
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(From notes) Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass. I was excited to review this one as Russian Imperial Stouts are one of my favorite kinds of beer!

A - 4.75 - Has about a finger of dark khaki/light brown head of light bubbles, beer is dark as night - black

S - 4.50 - Chocolate, toffee, coffee, espresso, vanilla, roastiness, oak

T - 4.25 - More roasted/coffee flavors in the taste as opposed to the aroma. Chocolate/dark chocolate/toffee/vanilla too, but not as much as the smell.

M - 4.75 - Nice, thick frothy beer, alcohol well covered. Leaves a nice chocolate/coffee/roasty aftertaste.

O - 4.50 - One of the better Russian Imperial Stouts. Outranks Old Raspy in my opinion. Up there with Stone Russian Imperial Stout. Not at the level of Oskar Blues Ten Fidy but still good. 9.99 a four pack makes it about spot on as far as price.

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark Seas Russian Imperial Stout from Mission Brewery
4.04 out of 5 based on 696 ratings.
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