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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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world-class

2,600 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,600
Reviews: 762
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 2,905
Gots: 1,017 | FT: 71
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Labels:

2007-Grim Reaper
2008-Devil
2009-Mummy
2010-Vampire
2011-Zombie
2012 - Werewolf
2013 - Brewcifer

(Beer added by: ryantupy on 10-08-2006)
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One of my favorite Imperial Stouts. I've had 2 of the 2013 and am waiting to drink my last. I'm a bit disappointed that they are barrel aging all of the 2014 Darkness.

08-17-2014 23:11:11 | More by MaynardJames82
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On a '13 bottle, the beer has a really wonderful complexity for a non-barrel aged stout. Chocolate, dark fruit, umami, woody and earthy hops. A good transitioning of flavor that makes it quite different from other imperial stouts because of its substantial, but restrained hopping.

Mouthfeel is medium plus.

I had the 2012 Vintage of this.

The beer in the front has roasted malt, chocolate, and slight coffee flavors. The mouthfeel throughout is actually only medium plus, without being as full as other imperial stouts. The beer also begins with a heavy amount of sweetness. On the finish, there is a heavy hoppiness. It's a bittering that is still tannic, earthy, and drying.

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Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,600 ratings.