Blakkr - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by SeanBond:
4.26/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I'm not going to do a full review, but wanted to say, as others have, that this is a very balanced version of a black IPA. It's a good beer, and the strong hoppy taste (you get a LOT on the nose) blends well with the smoky malt, but at $18.99 a 4-pack, it's just too expensive. I purchased once because I was curious (it's gotten good reviews and I love both FFF and Surly), but I can't see myself dropping another $20 on a 4-pack of this. For fans of black IPAs, I'd assume this'll be a real hit, though.
Serving type: can
06-01-2014 19:41:57 | More by SeanBond
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pitch black body allows no light to pass through. A thick, light brown head with great retention and lacing.
This is a potent black ale, and I love it! More pine and tropical fruit than any other beer I've had to date. Very fresh aroma - clean and earthy. A hint of roasted malt and cola.
This hop forward beer packs a punch. Plenty of earthy pine notes and some and a bit of grapefruit and tangerine. A malty backbone, rich with bittersweet cocoa and roasted coffee. Has an interesting sweet flavor on the finish and it clashes a bit with the booziness of this brew. However, it's still highly enjoyable.
Quite thick for the style and lightly carbonated. Dry finish.
A fantastic brew that is best enjoyed one slow sip at a time. The explosive flavor of this one will catch you off guard if you don't prepare yourself. Worth every penny!
Serving type: can
07-17-2014 22:25:09 | More by alphagnome
Blakkr from Surly Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.