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Blakkr - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

660 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 660
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 45
Gots: 67 | FT: 3
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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07-01-2014 02:15:01 | More by duobob
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06-29-2014 23:42:56 | More by ralerwen
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-29-2014 20:11:12 | More by BJasny
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-29-2014 17:45:27 | More by Kirk
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

its almost too much, this insanely dark and hoppy collaboration. jet black on the pour with an obsidian luster and a mocha colored half inch of steady head. the nose is hops, bitter and vegetal, even through the tremendously robust roasty grain bill, i get the hops first. in terms of taste, this is pretty two dimensional. extremely dark roasty barley and chocolate malt make up the front end. its bakers chocolate and tobacco, pavement, and licorice, while the back end is all hops. not particularly flavorful either, just bitter and intense. its almost bitter double jeopardy from the hops and the roast, but the enormous rich body cuts some of that, or at least spreads it out over a longer taste experience. carbonation is about average, but no amount of bubbles could lighten this one to drinkable, and i was certainly thankful to be sharing a pint can. very intense beer, taking black ipa to a whole new level. in the way that i dont need to drink more than one 120 minute ipa, this has similar properties. its a palate bomb too, so finish rather than start your session with blakkr.

Serving type: can

06-29-2014 15:51:05 | More by StonedTrippin
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-29-2014 04:45:46 | More by Captnlhook
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jkroese

Iowa

5/5  rDev +18.2%

06-28-2014 23:41:32 | More by jkroese
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Gdirt

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-28-2014 23:16:10 | More by Gdirt
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

06-28-2014 11:24:03 | More by MMarshall3321
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kmanjohnson

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-28-2014 07:03:08 | More by kmanjohnson
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with compact dark tan head that leaves nice lacing behind.

Aroma is grapefruit, bittersweet chocolate, fruity coffee, and orange liqueur faint to the back. A piney hop character also joins citrusy hop presence. I'd say the balance is good between the hops and dark malt base.

Flavor is more roast heavy with hops coming in secondary in the form of lemon and lime peel, grapefruit pith, and pungent pine needle. Sweetened black coffee and dark chocolate are heavy from the malts. Again, the hops are pretty complimentary to and balanced out nicely by the roasty malt base. Reminds me of sublimely somewhat.

Mouthfeel is definitely in between an IPA and Stout which also follows suit to the taste and aroma of the beer. Lighter medium body with carbonation that's close to porter bubbly territory.

A nice black IPA and among the better ones I've had. It's no Wookey Jack (the best black IPA ever) but it's not far behind. Tasty brew.

Serving type: can

06-28-2014 02:55:09 | More by MarcWP
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Ontario (Canada)

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06-27-2014 22:48:36 | More by andrenaline
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-26-2014 18:36:04 | More by huntermop
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-26-2014 04:07:46 | More by Hopsiam14
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ajevne

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Illinois

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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Did a side by side with the 3 Floyds version

Appearance - Rich dark black. Very thin head with lacing that leaves quickly.

Smell - Bitter hoppiness and chocolately malts balanced well.

Taste - Charred cocoa with some subtle hops thrown in there as well. I like the balance though. Quite a bit boozier than the 3 Floyds version

Mouthfeel - hops come though in the end of this one

Overall - good beer and I enjoyed it more than the 3 Floyds bottled version.

Serving type: can

06-24-2014 15:38:48 | More by beatenbyjacks
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Wisconsin

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Texas

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Tanktizzo

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Rich and flavorful! This is my second out of the four pack from the Surly release. It gets better with every can! The smell, taste, and overall appearance in the glass is great! For an Imperial high in alcohol this beer is well balanced and full bodied at the same time. Never had anything from Real Ale and I am guessing the love of metal music is why the collaboration happened.

Serving type: can

06-22-2014 04:40:18 | More by Tanktizzo
Blakkr from Surly Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.