Darkness - Surly Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev -1.6%
Had this at smallbar tonight. Poured into a 10oz snifter.
A - very dark. plenty of head. looked oily and fantastic
S - lots of chocolate, some coffee. Definitely some bourbon, no alcohol smell.
T - delicious. makes you want more. not overly complex. wish it had more flavor actually. perhaps it is too cold.
M - thick but not too viscous and moderately carbonated.
O - Very very good. Liked it a lot but did not think it was as complex/fun to drink as others in the same field (parabola, etc.)
UPDATE - Group review from second tasting.
Darkness – on tap at the Map Room. 10oz poured into a snifter. (thanks to the bartender for pouring us more like 12-14oz ☺)
A – Black motor oil. Love the look. Very excited. Head grabs the side of the glass with a death grip.
S – Subtle smokiness taps me first. Hmm maybe not smoky, but a roasted smell. Almost like a cherry or Maplewood. This is followed by cocoa. Really nice smell.
T – It’s like eating chocolate in front of the fireplace. After chocolate comes a touch of alcohol followed by the roasted woody taste you’d expect from the smell. It ends sweet, chocolaty. Like eating chocolate. Yum.
M – So thick. Coats the mouth beautifully. Decent amount of carbonation. Chewy, almost syrupy.
O – This is very well balanced. Really really good. I’m not one who loves indulging in straight chocolate, but this hits the spot for me.
11-15-2011 03:11:03 | More by dlello2
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,604 ratings.