Dark Seas Russian Imperial Stout | Mission Brewery

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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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4
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Photo of wordemupg
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into tulip 2/7/13

A very dark pour with the thinnest edge and some of the darker foams I've seen on a beer, it fizzles out quickly and leaves just a couple patches of lace but the seas are dark without doubt

S bakers chocolate and syrup, smoke, fudge, dark bruised fruit, chocolate covered raisins, coffee beans, faint cinnamon and licorice

T darker roast in the mouth with some char and burnt espresso's strong, chocolates very dark and the roasts intense, just a hint of booze but its well concealed for 10%

M thick and syrupy with enough carbonation to give it some life, just a little sticky on the lips with an intense coffee and bakers chocolate aftertaste

O if you like dark roast this one might be for you, big dark and thick with well concealed booze, pretty solid RIS that I've never heard of

This didn't pair well with the hottest day of the year but even dripping in sweat I enjoyed this big boy. I might wait for the snow but I could see myself drinking this again.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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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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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of jdhilt
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger brown head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black as midnight, no highlights. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Baked chocolate and some coffee nose. Flavor is sweet baked chocolate with some black liquorice, the 9.8% ABV is hidden. Decent RIS. 12oz bottle from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jd18
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was a delicious stout. Medium body, well rounded flavor and opened nicely as it warmed to a smooth bitter sweet taste with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. No need to over analyze. If its an the beer list, you won't be left disappointed by ordering.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of sergio1va
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark Seas from Mission delivers a very good representation of this beer style- Dark, Malty and High Alcohol.
Pours to a pitch black with a small brown foam head. Little carbonation is observed as the beer was allowed to release it's aromas.
Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and alcohol are very present in this beer.
The taste is definitely malty and somewhat smoky, this producing a mouth feel that seems slightly bitter and dry. Definitely a beer one should enjoy with every sip and you'll discover even more notes.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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