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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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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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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
A: Very dark brown, borderline black. Half an inch head that's a light brownish/reddish color. No lacing and no long lasting retention. S: Strong aroma of chocolate and a hint of malt. T: Chocolate notes aren't as strong at first, then they totally surprise you in the end. Taste some malt and a slight bitterness in the end. M: Somewhat heavy feeling. Not a long lasting taste, but I can feel the weight of the beer in my mouth. O: Not a bad stout, but I was hoping for more. Enjoyed the aroma and taste, but not the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2612) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8270) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (4027) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11646) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (13176) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (372) - - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (2042) - 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.

4
   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

4.2
   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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