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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
The ancient legends that abound the Russian Imperial Stout of yore are filled with tempestuous romance, sinful thievery, and scurvy, too. So highly regarded was this historic recipe, the Russian Kings tried to keep it all to themselves. They failed. Today we bring you our own dastardly dark version, with a rich and roasty aroma, notes of plum and port and a velvety texture so luscious it just might make a grown man weep.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4407) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle thanks to my brother for my birthday! Pours an opaque black with thin ring of tan lace that doesnt really stick. Aroma was grant on the booze or of the gate, but as it warmed chocolate and roasted malt came out nicely. Taste was chocolate with no real hint of the booze, coffee as it warmed up. Nice, nothing crazy but definitely solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2603) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Dark Seas by Mission Brewery Dosc intensywne, kawowe, likierowe, nieco alkoholowe, troche czekolady, mocno palone, polwytrawne, kwaskowate az wyraznie od slodow, oleiste. ta kwakowatosc mi sie nie podobi

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8245) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Booze caramel and some dark chocolate. Black pour with mocha head like Dennis Rodman. Bittersweet finish. Bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadski (108) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2017
My first beer from Mission. Earthy aroma with little head in pour or lacing rentention. Roasted, nutty flavors are very nice with a very smooth palate and finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (4023) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle in trade from solidfunk, thanks for the opportunity! Solid black with a good sized tan head that persists. Roasty chocolate with a bit of earth and licorice and just a touch of dark fruit. Pretty tasty stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11642) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle circa a couple of years old, East Coast store. Pours thickish. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Very dark brown with slight lace. Middling mouthfeel. Cinammon in the finish.Licorice on aftertaste once at room temperature.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (13134) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, cocoa, cracker. Medium body, cocoa, roast, raisin, licorice, dry finish, good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (359) - - DEC 24, 2016
Opaque black color with a brilliant head of tan foam. Complex aromas and flavors of rich plum, black licorice, semi-sweet dark cholocate, subtle molassesses, caramel, burnt sugar, and some light coffee roast. Pleasant alcohol warming after the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (2040) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2016
12fl oz bottle at home from de Molen, Bodegraven. Nose is cocoa, milk chocolate. Body is black, head is small, brown, creamy, fully lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate, dried fruits, old wood, light smoke, dark chocolate. Light sweet, medium to heavy bitter, hint of fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bittersweet, lots of chocolate. Full body, thick creamy texture, soft carbonation. Quite easy dessert beer, tasty, nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jiwookdo (69) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 27, 2016
bottled dark color with small dark brown head aroma coffee and hint of chocolate medium to full body medium carbonation caramel, roast

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeongminyun (14) - SOUTH KOREA - NOV 16, 2016
Almost no carbonation no bubble but significant coffee and dark chocolate flavor with a hint of vanilla. Heavy mouth feel.

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