Blakkr - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by bsp77:
4.53/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: can
02-28-2014 04:43:46 | More by bsp77
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.