Mariana Trench
Due South Brewing Co.

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Due South Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
4.02 | pDev: 12.69%
Jun 19, 2020
Feb 01, 2014
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Rated: 4 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Jun 19, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by cd34 from Illinois

Apr 24, 2020
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Arrives fudge brown with a thin cap; spotty lacing

Smell: Roasty, with chocolate and caramel tones; a hint of vanilla

Taste: The roast lays down a bitter base flavor with the chocolate and caramel adding sweetness; hints of vanilla develop; the finish leans toward the bitter and roasted elements but the flavors are well-balanced

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; hides the alcohol well

Overall: I like to see some roast and bitterness in my Imperial Stouts so this is worthy; would like a bigger mouthfeel
Mar 19, 2019
Rated: 4 by Scott_McCool from Florida

Mar 25, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Sep 25, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by illadyll from Florida

Jan 29, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Aug 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Myotus from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured at 51°F from a 22oz bottle (2016 vintage) into a Spiegelau stout glass. Consumed on 20Jun16.
LOOK: Pours with three fingers of cinnamon-colored foam. The head changes color to khaki within fifteen seconds. The massive foam head finally levels to a half fingers worth within three minutes. Black in color with orange luster. There is a moderate amount of tiny rising bubbles. Lacing is high in quantity and both thick and very thick.
SMELL: Strong sweet chocolate and vanilla entangle with mild molasses, raisins, bittersweet coffee, toffee, caramel, subtle alcohol and bitter roasted malts.
TASTE: A strong sweetness is welcomed as flavors of chocolate and vanilla caress the palate. Sweetness is simultaneously balanced and amplified as mild molasses, raisins, and bittersweet coffee flavors immediately roll out. An additional sweetness is presented as mild toffee and subtle caramel flavors step on to the palate. The taste symphony closes with mild flavors bitter roasted malts and subtle flavors of alcohol as caramel grows slightly stronger while all other flavors persist.
FEEL: Full-bodied with hints of carbonation. Goes down incredibly smooth and creamy. Clings to the back of the throat like syrup. Finishes with a strong and unpleasant dryness. A strong and welcoming alcoholic warmth can be felt as it travels down the throat.
NOTE: An Imperial Stout whose aroma leaned towards the sweet and unbalanced side of the spectrum. I was hoping the taste would follow, but I found more of a balanced brew. The bitter roasted malts and alcohol flavors definitely kept the sweetness at bay. Overall, this is a wonderful offering from Due South and a great first impression.
Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by canyouseeityet from Florida

Jun 05, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by gibgink from Missouri

Jun 01, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

Apr 23, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by Raziel313 from California

Apr 19, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by fthegiants from California

Apr 19, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Apr 05, 2016
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to rudzud for sharing

Big creamy fluffy 1 finger mocha head, fades slowly with nice lacing, super dark pitch black color, nice legs.

Nose super chocolate, creamy mocha java, milk and fudgey cocoa, some roasted coffee, candied caramel, toffee, milk duds.

Taste big cocoa again, dark choc and cocoa fudge, creamy milk choc and milk dud candy, little caramel candies and toffee, chewy nougat like, with spicy earthy hops and fake fair bitterness, some mild vanilla in the background, even a touch of candied raisin. Finish dry very bitter spicy hop, dark cocoa roast, little coffee and vanilla.

Mouth is thicker fudgey bod, nice carb, very little booze.

Overall pretty nice for imperial stout. Very little booze, nice hop level, nice cocoa and vanilla etc, enjoyable.
Apr 01, 2016
Rated: 4 by JMFP from Delaware

Mar 28, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by Talon0828 from Florida

Mar 19, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by Elumbeer from Wisconsin

Mar 16, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by ericat78 from Texas

Mar 12, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Feb 25, 2016
Mariana Trench from Due South Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 90 ratings