Darkness - Surly Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Finally got a chance to try this beer. Split with good friends, this beer pours a deep dark brown near-black color with a dark brown head, very leggy in the glass on the sides. First whiff and I'm surprisingly hit with hops - bright and piney up front, giving way to nice molasses and deeply roasted barely aromas. Nice. Hops again right up front, pretty unique for a stout, but as the beer warms and you get used to it, this fades in favor of the more familiar stout-y flavors. Lots of deep tones of raisin, coffee, chocolate, leather, a nice subtle char and light smoky flavor in the finish. Great variety coming through. I think my favorite part may be the rich chewy mouthfeel that is somehow at the same time velvety smooth. I wish I had another to age - I bet it develops quite well and the hops die off a bit, but fresh it is certainly damn good and a really unique tasting stout. Very cool.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2011 20:58:08 | More by twelvsies
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