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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,604 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,604
Reviews: 762
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 2,910
Gots: 1,017 | FT: 71
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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spankdog42

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2011 03:40:11 | More by spankdog42
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JoRado

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2011 03:19:37 | More by JoRado
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dlello2

Illinois

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
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2011 02:20:54 | More by whartontallboy
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imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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dizztracted

North Dakota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2011 01:34:46 | More by plumcrazyfx
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inflatablechair

Idaho

4/5  rDev -11.1%

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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-14-2011 23:49:22 | More by Rhettroactive
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KHM

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -11.1%

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nwu008

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -11.1%

11-14-2011 23:06:48 | More by nwu008
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locke459

California

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-14-2011 22:58:06 | More by locke459
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California

3.25/5  rDev -27.8%

11-14-2011 22:21:58 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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richardflyr

Virginia

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-14-2011 22:20:04 | More by richardflyr
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bwiechmann

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-14-2011 21:51:51 | More by bwiechmann
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev -11.1%

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nightwing002

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-14-2011 21:36:21 | More by nightwing002
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

11-14-2011 21:26:34 | More by djrn2
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splax23

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-14-2011 21:18:38 | More by splax23
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SrMonkey

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-14-2011 21:09:59 | More by SrMonkey
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Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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BelgianDip

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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allouez86

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-14-2011 20:33:56 | More by allouez86
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Florida

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-14-2011 20:08:46 | More by mgbickel
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,604 ratings.