Darkness - Surly Brewing Company
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4.19/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2011 Darkness, 750ml bottle poured into Lawson's tulip. Thanks Jameson for sharing this during our Murda'd Out tasting.
A- Pours a dark brown that appears a jet black in the glass with a thin mocha brown head that has about average head and recedes to a flat top. Spotty lacing that slides back into glass.
S- Cocoa powder, light bakers chocolate, some faint hop, decent aroma strength.
T- Cocoa powder, light baker's dark chocolate, light hops hiding in background that I would assume is more pronounced in fresher bottles. Finishes with rich dark chocolate cocoa powder that lingers as a nice aftertaste.
M- Smooth, very drinkable, nice carbonation that doesn't dominate too much, medium bodied.
O- This was a great stout that I really enjoyed drinking however I'm not sure if I'd say its one of my favorites. The overall flavor could have been richer instead of the cocoa powder taste. I would love to compare a fresh version of this.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2013 00:57:56 | More by jaasen64
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4.7/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2012 vintage courtesy of stillmatic2232 at the Ithaca Luminous release.
Pours a dark, abyss depths-like black. 2 inch head mocha head, good lacing in the glass.
Smells like dark roasted malt, some dark fruits, chocolate, and espresso.
The taste is similar. One of the biggest expressions of dark fruits- raisins, plums, dark tart cherries- I've had in a sout. The roasted malt and chocolate keep the dark fruit flavor from being too cloying. Some espresso bean flavors as well.
Thick, syrupy mouthfeel, sweet start, bitter finish. No alcohol presence, despite the imperial ABV.
Amazing stuff, really glad I finally got to try it.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 21:45:39 | More by GreesyFizeek
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
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