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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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100
world-class

2,683 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,683
Reviews: 766
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 2,921
Gots: 1,037 | FT: 77
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Starting in 2014, bottled Darkness will be aged in whiskey barrels.

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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Photo of vic21234
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml poured into a snifter from cellar temperature. 2011 Vintage.

A- Pours black, as expected. A nice finger's worth of khaki colored head sticks around awhile before slowly fading to the side. Some lacing is noted along the sides of the glass as well.

S- Chocolate and dark malts are heavy on the aroma, along with an overall sweet character.

T- Very nice RIS. Starts off with dark malts before giving way to tons of sweet chocolate notes. There is still some hop presence at the backend even after going on 3 years old, though the malts dominate this one I'd say.

M- Thick and chewy, easy drinking for a RIS, good carbonation.

This is a great beer for sure. I tend to prefer BA stouts but this is a great sipping one as well. Drinks heavy and thick.

vic21234, Feb 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

BMart, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

Herky21, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

facesnorth, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

gmendez1122, Feb 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

clay23, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 bottle. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Black with nice lacing. Small khaki head.

Smell - Roasted chocolate. Sweet caramel in there too. Fruity with some licorice.

Taste - Sweet, for sure. More than I expected. It blends well with the roasted malts, though. Licorice and dark fruits. Ashy bitter malt finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and sweet. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Lots of sugar in this guy. Not to Dark Lord levels, but sweet. It's what Dark Lord should be.

Alieniloquium, Feb 02, 2014
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Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,683 ratings.