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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,493 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,493
Reviews: 760
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 2,855
Gots: 984 | FT: 67
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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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Perfectly black, with a quarter finger cocoa head. Retention is decent.
S- The aroma is so deep and complex. A touch of sweetness with some chocolate to it, but it quickly goes into coffee grounds, smoke, and licorice.
T- Really,really good. Sweet up front. Milk chocolate is quickly overtaken by coffee, smoke, and licorice. Really complex. Sweet undertones, provide a base for complex flavors.
M- Full body, actually fairly silky clean consistency to it. Low carbonation, just enough to keep it going.
I know I am buying into the hype, but this is a really, really good beer. Definitely a must try.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2013 04:39:10 | More by jsprain1
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paint101rt

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-18-2013 22:52:04 | More by paint101rt
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

11-17-2013 20:23:33 | More by bishopdc0
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adroberts01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -11.1%

11-17-2013 17:03:42 | More by adroberts01
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AndrewPalmer

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-17-2013 06:43:56 | More by AndrewPalmer
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HighLowJack

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-16-2013 22:48:14 | More by HighLowJack
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Matthewpakula

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.1%

11-15-2013 16:40:45 | More by Matthewpakula
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FreshZ

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2013 15:51:19 | More by FreshZ
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detrockcitey

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

11-15-2013 14:40:16 | More by detrockcitey
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

11-15-2013 13:25:28 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Doh-Kay

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-14-2013 16:14:11 | More by Doh-Kay
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sahd-1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-14-2013 03:47:25 | More by sahd-1
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-12-2013 21:24:06 | More by mmulebarn
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -11.1%

11-12-2013 17:33:35 | More by vonnegut21
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woody471

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-12-2013 04:20:01 | More by woody471
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-12-2013 02:20:28 | More by TubbyDullard
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-12-2013 02:04:07 | More by Dawkins
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ari32

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-11-2013 01:42:38 | More by ari32
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-11-2013 00:00:22 | More by LotsofLupulin
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-10-2013 22:51:50 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -11.1%

11-10-2013 20:50:02 | More by BGsWo22
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omniscientcause

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-10-2013 14:01:02 | More by omniscientcause
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Joey1566

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

11-10-2013 05:53:52 | More by Joey1566
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-10-2013 04:33:13 | More by JohnSnowNW
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dsellers22

Minnesota

4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We picked up a 2013 750ml: Brewcifer Lord of Darkness. Pours near black with just a half-finger of head. Smells delicious: smooth coffee smell with fruit undertones. The taste is a wonderful stout: really easy to drink with a fruity finish.

We were able to find ours in a hole-in-the-wall liquor store in St. Paul. Only sold one per customer. Feeling lucky that we could enjoy this delicious beer--if you're lucky enough to find it, you should definitely pick it up! Not quite a perfect score, but darn good.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 01:43:45 | More by dsellers22
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,493 ratings.