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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

3,067 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,067
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 3,145
Gots: 1,142 | FT: 83
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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2010-Vampire
2011-Zombie
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2013 - Brewcifer
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.56/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sample at EBF. This was a let down for me. Would try it again.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted at Extreme beer fest. Awesome beer. Quite a treat, sweet, roasted maltiness, chocolate, balsamic vinegar, bitter middle and coffer finish.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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I liked the '14 better. It's barrel aged, and you could obviously tell.

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Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 3,067 ratings.