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Blakkr - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

704 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 704
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 47
Gots: 78 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.99% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This double black as night IPA is too massive for just one brewery's efforts. BLAKKR took the trinity of Real Ale Brewing Co, Surly Brewing Co, & Three Floyds Brewing Co, to actualize this crushing ale. Cheers.

This is the 16oz canned Surly version.

(Beer added by: Buebie on 02-26-2014)
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Texas

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03-23-2014 04:47:24 | More by ChuckHardslab
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.58/5  rDev +8.3%

This one was canned exactly 3 weeks ago.

An aggressive center pour from the 16oz. can into a tulip glass produces a strong, dense foamy head. It slowly subsides to a light coating on top and a lovely lace along the sides of the glass. This beer is blacker than most. No light shines through this brew.

The aroma is not extremely strong and is mostly pine and citrus with a little bit of roast coffee or dark chocolate hiding in the shadows. As it warms, the smell seems to grow a bit with some pineapple showing up as well.

The taste is rather amazing. A hoppy, bitter bite right up front quickly followed by dark chocolate, maybe some strong coffee and then finishing with a lingering piney dryness. I want to keep going back for another drink. The alcohol is hidden, buried deep in the inky depths.

The mouthfeel is about right with a hint of creaminess and even a touch of sweet stickiness. The carbonation is just right.

Overall, an excellent beer. This one runs deep.

A little pricey? Perhaps. I paid $18.99 for the 4-pack.

03-25-2014 00:29:21 | More by SD-Alefan
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-01-2014 03:15:02 | More by DaftPatrick
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tomgetz

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured from 22 ounce bomber bottle into tulip glass.

A: dark as night with one finger of tan head.

S: great citra hop smell.

T: malty backbone with a hoppy finish. Alcohol level is difficult to notice.

M: full bodied, smooth, very drinkable.

O: solid black IPA. Great collaboration effort.

03-16-2014 02:26:34 | More by tomgetz
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Colorado

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03-20-2014 01:24:47 | More by Todd
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-10-2014 01:53:58 | More by Guinnsslvr
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%

Serving glass: Poured from can into dimpled mug.

Appearance: Near black with moderately sized tan head and light lacing.

Smell: Strong hop aroma with grapefruit, tropical notes and pine. Some light roasted malts, but this smells much more IPA than Black.

Taste: Same as the aroma, this is very hoppy, with lots of grapefruit, tropical fruit, orange, pine and even some darker, sweeter fruits. Very juicy. However, there is also a nice malt base, with chocolate, molasses and light char. Finish is hoppy and roasted with some bitterness.

Feel: Creamy and fairly full bodied. Moderate carbonation with a dry finish. Somewhat oily but also slightly chalky. Not boozy at all.

Overall: Fantastic collaboration here. I can't believe this is 10%. Even though the taste is decadent enough for the abv, it is also fairly easy to drink. I hope this somehow is not just a one and done release.

02-28-2014 04:43:46 | More by bsp77
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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Minnesota

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03-03-2014 20:20:24 | More by MNMike
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Texas

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Minnesota

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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Surly tulip glass. Canned on 02/17/14.

Appearance: Pours dark and black with some hints of brownish ruby. Moderate amount of bubbles and about two fingers of light tan head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A juicy, earthy, and roasty hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus, pine, and dark malt. Big upfront mix of hops with some earthy, floral, and citrus hints. Dank scent of pine resin and grass. Citrus fruit hints of pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, mango, and lemon. Solid dark roasted malt presence with hints of chocolate, burnt toast, coffee, biscuit, grains, caramel, and yeast. Also some subtle licorice like spice hints. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a dank and juicy hop forward taste with good notes of citrus, pine, and roasty malts. Ripe upfront taste of floral, citrus, and herbal hops with some good notes of spicy pine resin and damp grass. Big juicy presence of citrus hop flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, and mango. Dark roasted barley malts with notes of chocolate, burnt toast, biscuit, coffee, grains, caramel, oats, and yeast. Light licorice spice presence as well. Nicely bitter, oily, and juicy. A very good black ale taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, oily, and pretty drying. Alcohol is smoothed out well.

Overall: A very good imperial Black Ale. Good mix of citrus and piney hop flavors with a good balance of dark malt. A pretty cool collaboration from Surly, Three Floyds, and Real Ale.

03-02-2014 07:51:02 | More by MattyG85
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Ohio

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Ohio

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Virginia

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Blakkr from Surly Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 704 ratings.