Mission Brewery Reviews

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.9
sample from bottle, available in dutch beer shops, poured a deep dark black colour with a beige head. nose of deep roasted malts, light earthy fruits. cloves, charred smoke, roasted bitter chocolate, toffee and slight molasses. taste even opens with a little salty licorice, mouthfeel is sticky, quite nice and roasted.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mission Holiday Ale 3.5
Pours a dark purple color with aroma of figs and raisins. Taste is similar, with a plum and fig flavor. A rich complex flavor with this beer, rum soaked raisins, and a candied fruit richness. All the complexity hides the alcohol content very well.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Mission Shipwrecked Double IPA 3.5
Bottle from Firma Bier, large sample. Clear amber color, medium rocky head. Aroma of tea, bit pine, grapefruit, slight spicy rye or something, some caramel, bready, slight herbal. Lot more fruit in taste, medium bitterness, slight bready malt. Bit dry in the finish, slight alcohol. Decent malt forward DIPA.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.9
Bottle. Pours a jet black beer with a small amount of light brownish head on top. Aroma has loads of molasses and licorice with laurel. Very strong and boozy aroma and flavor. Very sticky and sweet moutfeel, very cloying with loads and loads of molasses and sugar in there. Full bodied, long sweet sticky finish. A bit unbalanced, too sticky but still quite nice.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.5
Small beige head. Opaque black body. Earthy chocolatey toffee aroma, very smooth, with syrupy nougat notes. Sweetish mealy chocolatey toffee taste with roasted oily notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Sweetish earthy cold coffee and toast aftertaste with oily burnt mineraly notes. Lovely! Very smooth and harmonic. (0.355l bottle, I forget where from.)
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel 4.2
Release: 02/25/2014. Pours black with a small dark brown head that slowly fades to a thin cap that?s accompanied with a medium to large thick ring. AROMA: rich chocolate malt, roasted coffee, roasty, vanilla, bourbon oak, smoky, faint tart cherries, molasses, slight toffee, mellow hop, bitterness, spices, soy sauce, sweet dark fruit, burned brown sugar, faint citrus, mellow alcohol, phenols, slight chili pepper, licorice, earthy, slight herbs and a very faint sign of lactose. TASTE: rich dark roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, charred coffee, vanilla, bourbon oak, smoky, bourbon flambe cherries, molasses, slight toffee, hop bitterness, spices, soy sauce, sweet dark fruit, burned brown sugar, faint citrus, mellow alcohol, slightly acidic, tannins, phenols, chili pepper, earthy, meadowly, cinnamon and very faint sign of lactose. AFTER TASTE: dark rich malt, charred coffee, dark fruit, smoky, soy sauce, earthy and spices with an oily slightly tart bitter dry boozy warmth finish.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mission El Conquistador Session IPA 3.5
Bottle 33.5cl. Poured into a teku glass. Unclear medium golden, small loose foamy white head, mostly diminishing, good lacing; delicate aroma, pale malts, light orange, lime, orange liqueur, grass; smooth taste, medium sweet and bitter, fruity, citrus, some pine, middle part citrusy bitter leading to a dry bitter finish, light peppery; light to medium, oily texture, soft carbonation; delicate, to the point and easy to drink.
Monday, April 18, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.9
0,33l fles zwart met een bescheiden bruine kraag. Geur is donkere chocolade en ook caramel en hopjes. Smaak Haagse hopjes iets scherp met alcohol en een droppige afdronk. Body iets meer dan medium.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mission Maiden Voyage 3.3
22 oz. bottle. Pour is burnished gold with a small white head that maintains. Aroma of sweet light malt, lactic acid, sour cherry, wheat, caramel. Malty and slightly tart, with decent cherry presence. Medium body and slick texture, average carbonation.
Friday, April 08, 2016

Mission IPA 3.6
Golden color. Bottle. Oily hoparoma and flavor with tropical fruit. Malty. Medium bodied. Grassy, slightly herbal finish.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Mission IPA 3.4
amber hazy body with a medium retention white head.The aromas are citrus,orange,grapefruit, pine.The carbonation is low.The taste is bitter with a tone of honey and a nice malty backbone.The aftertaste is bitter and long lasting.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.8
Bottle in Rome-Italy, courtesy of Mortlach. Grazie Morty. :-) Pours black, incredible brownish cap. Nose: chocolate, dust, some leather. Mouth: clean, watery, fresh roast maltiness with a decent grassy bitterness. Just tasty!
Friday, April 01, 2016

Mission El Conquistador Session IPA 2.8
Flaska från SB. Klar gyllene vätska med vitt skum. Lätt doft av citrus, äpple, päron och hö. Lätt kropp. Något brödig, lätt ton av peppar, tendens till citrus och exotisk frukt. Besk avslutning. Väldigt lätt.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mission Hard Root Beer 3.4
Ok, this one was tough!! It’s a bad beer, but a wonderfully crafted, beautifully conceived beverage, almost evil in its subversive potential! Likely the most awesome "hard" soda I’ve ever had. So DEFINITELY WORTH A TRY!!! 7%ABV. Tapped out dark brown. 38ºSRM. Nose was herbal and sweet and entirely what you’d expect of a good root beer. No significant beery aroma. Mouthfeel was watery and carbonated and like soda. Palate was flat and sweet with a pleasant creamy flavor running under the sweet, herbal and sasparilla, caramel flavors for a root beer. Local tasting note: Sarsi. Finish is sweet.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mission Shipwrecked Double IPA 4.2
9.25%ABV. Imperial IPA. Tapped out a rich amber. 18ºSRM. Nose is heavy with a funkly fog-like fug. Aromas of fresh hemp and other more closely related herb relatives. When I sniffed this again for nose after the tasting was done and there was just the dregs slowly evaporating off the bottom of the glass, there are really thickly spicy and funky odors of sweat socks, oregano and dill...and of course that hemp-like nose. Palate is sweet with graham cracker, honey, barley bread toast. Hops are bitter, resinous, with a hint of pine. The citrus character of the hop comes through when you appreciate the bitter, the sweet and the pine-like tang at the end which is a little like chasing on grapefruit peel. Finish was medium, bitter and as mentioned above a little weedy funky. Goes on Favorites List!
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel 4.1
11.25%ABV. Imperial Stout. Nose has raisins, prunes and a very smooth fudge-like vanilla nose. Some light smoke and a bit of scorched wood. Mouthfeel is syrupy. There is barely enough carbonation. I’m not complaining. Palate is dark stone fruit, stewed pears, prunes with nice bitter wood-smoky coffee. This is closer to a French roast. Continues blooming as the brew comes up to room temperature. I would suggest you slowly enjoy this one. The aroma becomes almost wine-like with the fruity sweetness of ripe fruit like figs and grapes becoming more prominent as it warms. The smokiness of a highland single malt also figures into the tasting, reinforced by the the boldly alcoholic palate. Some pipe tobacco ripe sweetness as well. Finish is syrupy. Goes on Favorites List!
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.4
Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, vanilla, chocolate, notes of fruit and hops
Friday, March 25, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.8
355 ml bottle, batch #472, from Vinmonopolet Verksgata, Stavanger. ABV is 9.8%. Black colour, moderate tan head. Roasty aroma, roast malts, coffee, hints of liquorice and dark bitter chocolate. Warming mouthfeel. Roasty flavour, with the same elements as in the aroma. A slight sweetness, fairly bitter finish.
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Mission IPA 3.7
32 oz can! Pours hazy gold. Aroma is grapefruit and other citrus, grassy hops, faint dank, and some caramel. Flavor matches the aroma with a citrus-forward hop profile that nicely balances the slightly sweet caramel notes. Medium body.
Monday, March 14, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.7
Svart i fargen med brunt tykt skum. Lukter mørk sjokolade mørke frukter og noe salt.Fyldig med saltsmak. fin bitter avslutning
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Mission IPA 4
Bottle at home. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, floral, resin, pine and some tropical fruits. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity and oily. Great thick body and well balanced. Lovely IPA.
Friday, March 11, 2016

Mission Shipwrecked Double IPA 3.3
0,33l bottle at home. No noticeable BB date. amber hazy color, small off-white head. smells of pines, caramel, lemon grass, spices, peppery, flowery, parfume, light fruit notes, herbs. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of caramel, some pines, herbal, citric fruits, lemon grass, peppery, spices, quiet candiish. finishes rather sweet and with some bitterness with notes of pines, pepper and lemon grass. OKish, expected a lot more, quite malt heavy, also a bit old-hoppish / lightly oxidized. quite average, rather heavy.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Mission El Conquistador Session IPA 3.1
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a hazy orangey golden with a lacing, white head. very perfumy hop aroma. Light in body, fruity and dry, some biscuity malts, again very perfumy hops leading up to a dry finish. A decent quaffer. 080316
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel 4
22oz bottle side by side with the regular version. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. nose is big bourbon barrel notes booze chocolate vanilla and plenty of the roast. Taste is more of the bourbon barrel goodness vanilla roast malts coffee and chocolate sweetness. I liked how the bourbon barrel helped cut out some of the heavy chocolate from the regular version.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.9
22oz bottle side by side with the bourbon barrel aged version. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. nose is big chocolate notes roast malts plenty of coffee and did I mention chocolate. Taste is more of the heavy chocolate sweetness with a nice acid coffee and a ashy roast to help cut the sweetness.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Mission Holiday Ale 3.3
Bottle. Blackish beer with a dark tan head. Malt and spice aroma with light yeast. Yeast and spice flavor with red fruit. Medium bodied. yeast and spice lingers with red fruit and light dark malts.
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Mission Carrack Imperial Red Ale 3.7
This brew is a hazy brownish-amber color with a medium thick light beige head that recedes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of rye malt, hops and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, resiny hops and fruit. The finish is rye malt up front with a piney hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.8
Bottle. Stormy, turbulent and indeed dark. Huge light brown head. Fragrant with coffee and dark chocolate notes. This drinks with a bit of an ashy aspect, a boozy dark fruit twirl riding on top. (#6148, 2/29/2016)
Monday, February 29, 2016

Mission Amber Ale 2.7

Draught @ Taproom Malmö, Bergsgatan 33, Malmö, Sweden 21422.

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Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, dsuty malt, old malt. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, old malt, caramel, bread, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160123]

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Mission Maiden Voyage 2.4
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of stale malt and artificial cherry flavor. Taste is prune juice, stale malt and booze. This one is rough.
Friday, February 26, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel 4
bottle poured into a snifter..opaque with a thin light brown head..aroma of bourbon,coffee,chocolate,vanilla,oak..tastes like it smells..not overly boozy.. good stuff.
Friday, February 26, 2016

Mission Shipwrecked Double IPA 3.4
Bottle @Berggrens källare. Cloudy amber color. Resinous pine, oranges, tangerines, toffee caramel. Taste is heavily bitter from start to finish. Lingering grape like bitterness. Low level of Aroma for a dip.
Friday, February 26, 2016

Mission El Conquistador Session IPA 3.1
Bottle 33cl @ Ville ja Vilja. Thanks BTR. Pours hazy yellow, white head. Citrus, yeast, urinal cake in the aroma. Watery, bitter, citrus flavor.
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.6
Bottle shared. The beer is a near black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has green, vegetal, strong roast. Some toffee and caramel. Slick mouthfeel, low carbonation.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mission Hard Root Beer 4.5
LEGIT full root beer smell. My god. Finally a hard root beer that actually tastes like root beer. Mediun body, medium sharp carbonation similar to actual root beer, and mild foam.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.2
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is big roasted malt.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Mission IPA 3.5
grieperig, schenkt bleek oranje/gouden met minimale kraag. aroma van hop en den, smaken zijn matig bitter, zwak zoet, glad van textuur, sinaasappel en citrus. matige body, ingetogen voornamelijk hopbitter en verder een zachte IPA
Monday, February 22, 2016

Mission IPA 3.6
Bottle. Pours a misty golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is nice light fruity citrus hops, some herbal hoppy touches. Flavor nice, subtle bitterness with loads of grapefruits and resinous hoppy flavors. Nice fruity bitterness in there. Carbonation is soft and overall a really easy going WC IPA. Nice one.
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mission El Conquistador Session IPA 3.3
mooi gouden met witte kraag. aroma van citrus, zoet, gras, stro. smaken van zeep, floraal, dun/waterig, nat gras, zwak bitter, zwak zoet, bloemetjes, droog, kalk. matige body.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.9
Flaske. Svart ,litt oljeaktig konsistens. Skumrand ,lite karbonert. Smaker mørkbrent malt,bitter kaffe og kakao. Aroma av tobakk,plomme og brent karamell.Ganske bra denne her
Friday, February 19, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 4.1
Bottle, february 13th 2016. Black body, dark brown head. Great looking! Rich roasted aroma with dark chocolate and vanilla, taste is robust bitter coffee with plums and licorice, a little milky sweetness joins towards the finish, resulting in a great Russian I could enjoy all night. Pretty good stuff!
Friday, February 19, 2016

Mission Robust Porter 3.5
A complex but somewhat subdued nose, hints of coffee, chocolate and plums. Pours a dark brown color with a lasting but small white head. Tastes of coffee, with a slightly lighter body than you would expect with a dry coffee finish with just a hint of bitterness.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mission Holiday Ale 3.4
A strong and distinctive aroma of plums with a hint of other fruit. Pours a clear dark brown color with a short lasting off white head. Watery feel with a taste of plums and a mildly phenolic finish.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mission Citra Session IPA 3.8
Incredible citra hops aroma, citrus notes, with hints of floral and resin. Pours a clear gold color with a lasting white foamy head. Lighter body with a dry feel and a floral hop taste with a bitter hop finish
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mission Pils 3.3
A bready aroma with notes of grass and hops. Pours a clear gold color with a short lasting white head with some lacing. A dry hoppy feel with a grassy hoppy taste and mildly dry bitter finish.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout 3.5
A surprisingly subdued aroma of chocolate and coffee, pours an ebony color with a lasting tan well laced head. Taste of plums, sherry and a hint of coffee. A lighter body with a fruity alcohol finish.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mission Coffee IPA 3.6
An aroma of roasted coffee with a hint of toffee. Pours a clear copper color with a short lasting white head with some lacing. Delicious coffee taste with a hint of toffee and hops, lighter body with a mildly bitter hop finish.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mission Double Dry Hopped Session IPA 4.2
Aroma of toffee, honey and fruit with a hint of hops. Pours a clear Amber color with a lasting white well laced head. Tastes of fruit and toffee with a medium body and mildly bitter hop finish.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mission Armada Collaboration Saison 3.3
April 5th, 2014 - Amrada’s soft and subtle saison was the finishing blow to our quick raid on Mission Brewery. Clear and sticky looking, the only visible column of carbonation runs up one side of the glass, leaving the rest of the beer looking calm and patient. The head unfurls quickly, revealing an aroma of apple and bubblegum - very sweet for a saison. The palate is sudsier than the appearance lets on, light and grainy, but sweet here too. Pear is the predominant fruit flavor, but there’s some apple here, too. After a long line of tasters a saison is always hard to parse, but this definitely feels like it’s on the sweetest side. Fresh, yes, but those typical French grain tastes were sacrificed at the altar of esters.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Mission Milk Stout 3.2
April 5th, 2014 - Mission Brewery’s Milk Stout is pretty standard, pretty regular, and true to a drinkable, semi-sweet stout. Dark and smooth, it looks a treat as it swirls and dances in the glass, and the aroma is cold, fresh and slightly lactic. And the flavor is the minimum expected: husky and chocolate, with a semi-sweet flavor, and a slight tang that gives it a characteristic signature of a milk stout. Nothing special, nothing unique - just a fair representation of the style.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016