Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.25%
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4.1
Sledutah (7841) - Utah, USA - OCT 19, 2017
22oz bottle picked up at Texas Liquor I'm Carlsbad a few years ago
Pours black with a medium sized dark tan head, light lacing. Aroma of dark malts, bourbon, oak and leather. Flavor of dark malts, dark fruit, bourbon, leather and licorice
Tasty and smooth

3.9
gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle; pours nearly black with a thin ring of brown foam; aroma of chocolate and bourbon with some vanilla, roasted malt, wood, and molasses; taste is light sweet with chocolate, bourbon, roasted malt, molasses, with hints of vanilla and wood; finish is bittersweet chocolate

3.9
mjg74 (3182) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Bomber from BevMo. Very dark in color. Nose is roasted malts and a little milk sugar. A slight hint of barrel in the aroma. Almost a smokey quality to it. Roasty up front with a bit of smoke. Some barrel flavors lingering behind the burnt malts. Very roasty in flavor. Very tasty stout. The bourbon component is pretty mild.

4
slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Boozy, but smoother than the original. Body a little light for such a high abv beer, but the ease of it going down makes up for it being a touch thin. Vanilla, bourbon on the nose. Light chocolate and anise flavor too. Lightly bitter and sweet.

4.2
Savage_Night (438) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 19, 2016
UPDATED: APR 19, 2016 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.

4.1
drjoeng (1380) - SINGAPORE - MAR 26, 2016
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!

4
BuckeyeBoy (8494) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 6, 2016
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.

4
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2016
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.

3.5
mbgrayson (806) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Pours super dark, with a good light brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of coffee. Taste is rich and complex, notes of chocolate, malts, and a little licorice. A solid BA imperial. The wood and bourbon isn’t as prominent as I would like. Still, thumbs up.

3.6
bytemesis (9240) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle, 2013, purchased. Pours opaque black, medium dark brown creamy head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is a bit light, roasty, hints of anise and molasses, not a lot of bourbon. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, roasty, chocolate, light vanilla and molasses, hints of bourbon, but this is under-barreled for sure. Full body and creamy.


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