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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,525 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,525
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 2,871
Gots: 999 | FT: 66
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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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a mini-vert with 2010 and 2013 side by side. Review will be based on 2010 Vampire

A- Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Near black with a soft dark caramel head. Some light coming through. Decent legs

S- Aroma is quite intense. 2010 significantly stronger than 2013. Malty as hell, caramelized sugars, and generous amounts of dark cherries. A mix of other dark fruits and a hint of vinous notes.

T- Bold. Dark fruits again, maybe even some raspberries. Lots of sweetness of an RIS. Lots of malty goodness. Not getting the hop character the label speaks of, but very solid none the less.

M- Thick, chewy, and coating. Sweet without cloying. Alcohol present, but welcoming.

O- Terrific. The side by side proves age does this beer well. No signs of oxidation. Flavors only get taken up a notch.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 03:28:30 | More by Bosoxfan20
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mhenson42

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-13-2014 03:01:57 | More by mhenson42
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Enochase04

Ohio

4/5  rDev -11.1%

07-13-2014 02:39:34 | More by Enochase04
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HoppyHopperton

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-12-2014 16:14:06 | More by HoppyHopperton
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BRClemons

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-11-2014 19:22:59 | More by BRClemons
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Flight317

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-11-2014 03:47:51 | More by Flight317
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Narthax

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-10-2014 20:30:58 | More by Narthax
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dachp

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-10-2014 02:59:12 | More by dachp
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canadianghetto

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-09-2014 22:54:22 | More by canadianghetto
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-09-2014 22:17:54 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Ssippisam

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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dnb128

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2014 17:26:03 | More by dnb128
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Matthewkmartin


5/5  rDev +11.1%

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erbu

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

07-08-2014 12:57:46 | More by erbu
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Joose33

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-07-2014 22:46:25 | More by Joose33
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wyatt13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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adolgonos

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Trifecta1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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imyourhero21

California

4/5  rDev -11.1%

07-07-2014 04:06:22 | More by imyourhero21
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Jon1971


5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-07-2014 02:04:36 | More by Jon1971
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-06-2014 06:25:05 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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dgtiii

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-04-2014 19:05:21 | More by dgtiii
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Ajmorriso1


4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-04-2014 15:46:46 | More by Ajmorriso1
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HOPSareKey

Illinois

3/5  rDev -33.3%

07-04-2014 07:46:47 | More by HOPSareKey
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matt2591

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-03-2014 19:24:09 | More by matt2591
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,525 ratings.