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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,493 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,493
Reviews: 760
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 2,856
Gots: 984 | FT: 67
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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warmbier804

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-16-2013 21:51:14 | More by warmbier804
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SuperVillain13X

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-25-2012 16:59:14 | More by SuperVillain13X
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mrbill57

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-13-2012 02:25:53 | More by mrbill57
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rudylaw

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap @ Clark St. Ale House and Local Option

This is it. The grand master of all beers, let alone stouts. Never before have I been so thoroughly satisfied with a goblet of beer.

It pours jet black with a scrumptious brown head. The aroma it exudes is chocolate, coffee and even some citrus notes.

The mouthfeel is smooth, coating goodness. I can taste a little bit of that citrus coming through the dark, chocolate overcoat. Some soy as well. You should probably sip this beer to get full enjoyment but I'll bet you dollars to donuts that you finish it ahead of schedule. Only Founders' Breakfast Stout can hold a candle, albeit a dimming one, to this R.I.S.

I was fortunate to have three helpings of this sex in a snifter before it went dry in Chicago. I'm counting down the days until October 2008, when this comes back.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2007 00:50:10 | More by rudylaw
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jpbebeau

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-18-2012 02:20:50 | More by mskain
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Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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biniek13

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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kittywamp

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: black coffe colored head

S: chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar and toffee dark fruit

T: dark chocolate, vanilla, molasses and very creamy

M: thick, creamy smooth that lingers

O: this is my favorite beer. If i could i would drink this beer year round. i really enjoyed this beer. if you get a chance to buy do it. its so worth it.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 17:02:26 | More by kittywamp
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-23-2011 04:19:31 | More by Jon
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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-25-2014 21:23:27 | More by ebbies7
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,493 ratings.