Blakkr - Surly Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: can
03-02-2014 07:51:02 | More by MattyG85
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