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Mariana Trench | Due South Brewing Co.

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88 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
duesouthbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,952
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
88
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
33
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of brentk56
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

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Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ristaccia
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of illadyll
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Myotus
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.

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Photo of canyouseeityet
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gibgink
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raziel313
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
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.

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Photo of JMFP
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Talon0828
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elumbeer
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ericat78
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Stevem68
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark chocolate color with a light mocha head. Has minimal aroma of cocao and roasted malts. Flavor is chocolate with a light creamy sweetness. Body is smooth with a bit of crisp carbonation. Overall a really nice stout.

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Photo of tharper178
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maplebaconassassin
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mtvolkens
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not worth the hype. Bit syrupy. I was definitely expecting more from Due South

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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Mariana Trench from Due South Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 88 ratings