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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,007 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,007
Reviews: 791
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 3,121
Gots: 1,142 | FT: 79
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ryantupy on 10-08-2006

Starting in 2014, bottled Darkness will be aged in whiskey barrels. This listing is ONLY for Darkness that is NOT barrel-aged. For 2014 Darkness go here:  http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/p ... 14/141724/ 

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Ryan? for sharing this 2009 version at the PtY release. From notes.

Appearance - Poured into a small plastic cup, room temperature, though with a dark viscosity and over a finger of nice tan head.

Smell - Heavy roasted malts, bittersweet cocoa/chocolate, smoke, coffee, dark fruits such as raisins, figs, and prunes. Smells great.

Taste - Initial flavor is roasted, burnt molasses and malt. The cocoa comes through next, along with the dark fruits. I was comparing this to Dark Lord, which I had the prior night, and at least year to year (the DL was 09) this was damn good and better. A smoky character is the last flavor I taste.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied, creamy, lower carbonation.

Drinkability - For the half a glass I got, relatively so. It was a bit "too" warm for me once I was done, but if it had been a tad colder I think I would have enjoyed it that much more. I have one of these sitting in my cellar and can't wait to open it. Very good beer!

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Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 3,007 ratings.