Darkness - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jimmys:
4.4/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
served on-tap at Churchkey in DC for the Surly invasion. 2011 vintage. review from notes.
A: pitch black body with perhaps some ruby highlights around the edges. brown head with a cloaking lace. good retention.
S: black licorice. coconut. brown sugar. caramel. i know this wasnt barrel aged, but there are minor oak/bourbon notes.
T: coffee, espresso, chocolate molten-lava cake all at once. the roast/coffee flavor lingers long into the finish. residual sugar as well. and smoke.
M: fine carbonation on a very full sweet body.
D: this is one super sweet RIS, but super tasty. for only being the 2011 vintage, im surprised on how there is essentially no heat. great dessert beer or could be a great steak beer.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2012 01:56:42 | More by Jimmys
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5/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2012 bottle poured into a couple taster snifters....
Pitch black pour with a beautiful one finger head and perfect brown head with a sticky lace retention. So much chocolate and cherry in the aroma and taste. There's a beautiful coffee and caramel finish in the taste. Full body and low carbonation with a silky smooth finish. This beer is absolutely sublime. It's a chocolate coffee marshmallow dream. The 2 years created a perfect symmetry. Epic!
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 00:29:40 | More by rjp217
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
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