Darkness - Surly Brewing Company
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4.06/5 rDev -9.8%
Appearance: Pours out a deep, dark brown that appears black in the glass. About 3/4" of dark tan head forms, which has pretty good retention and very nice lacing. Pretty good start to this beer.
Smell: Smells pretty roasty, but not overly so, with light coffee bitterness and stronger dark and milk chocolate sweetness intermingling.
Taste: Roast bitterness and milk chocolate sweetness all the way. Good balance of the two. Lingering bitterness from the roast. Not the most complex beer, but what is there is very solid.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is just under full, with an excellent level of carbonation. Overall, a very good non barrel aged stout. It gives up a bit of complexity but is very well put together, and has an excellent sweet/bitter balance. Definitely a recommend.
01-15-2014 01:55:50 | More by zhanson88
4.94/5 rDev +9.8%
BREWCIFER - Lord of Darkness
Thanks to Bru for the Christmas present.
Appearance: lives up to it's name. Nice pillowy caramel head fades quickly to a surrounded light film.
Smell: Oh boy! Chocolate, coffee, sweetness.
Taste: The complexity! Rather fantastic, hence the perfect rating. The dried tart cherries and raisins are there and blend with that coffee, chocolatey (don't you red-underline me!) treat that we anticipated (see smell).
Mouthfeel: As you would expect from an RIS. Moderate carbonation. Dangerously smooth finish.
Overall: A wonderful treat. Wish this wasn't such a rare gem. Not my favorite style, but enjoyed this beer with the best of them.
01-11-2014 00:08:45 | More by tconboy
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,599 ratings.