Blakkr - Surly Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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.
Serving type: can
03-25-2014 00:29:21 | More by SD-Alefan
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Blakkr from Surly Brewing Company
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