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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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100
world-class

2,599 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,599
Reviews: 762
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 2,905
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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Seefeldt

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-18-2014 19:07:10 | More by Seefeldt
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -11.1%

01-18-2014 16:15:26 | More by liamt07
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

01-18-2014 15:53:00 | More by Phil_H
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-18-2014 15:46:37 | More by Boston_Steve
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ystazi

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-18-2014 03:06:26 | More by ystazi
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SenorEsteban

Florida

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-17-2014 07:57:33 | More by SenorEsteban
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-17-2014 04:47:33 | More by RochefortChris
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-17-2014 04:20:39 | More by mattmarka1
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Mavrik5055

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-17-2014 03:45:54 | More by Mavrik5055
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TylerY22

Puerto Rico

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-16-2014 22:24:10 | More by TylerY22
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NW2285

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2014 17:11:47 | More by NW2285
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VinceMig

Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-16-2014 03:45:22 | More by VinceMig
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zhanson88

California

4.06/5  rDev -9.8%

2010 vintage.

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
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Casedogg43

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-15-2014 00:34:51 | More by Casedogg43
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santa216

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2014 18:25:52 | More by santa216
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Iowacraft

Iowa

5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-12-2014 19:00:33 | More by Iowacraft
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epyon396

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-12-2014 08:48:56 | More by epyon396
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HoppyBastard1

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-11-2014 14:08:24 | More by HoppyBastard1
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-11-2014 03:14:31 | More by DerekMorgan
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tconboy

Minnesota

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
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miniappletonbrewer2205

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-09-2014 22:16:49 | More by miniappletonbrewer2205
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aslamm75

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-09-2014 01:26:11 | More by aslamm75
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

01-08-2014 03:05:23 | More by anteater
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Pug

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-06-2014 21:26:28 | More by Pug
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

01-06-2014 16:32:13 | More by Davepoolesque
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,599 ratings.