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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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world-class

2,602 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,602
Reviews: 762
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 2,908
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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Beernye

North Dakota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-31-2013 06:24:34 | More by Beernye
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -44.4%

12-31-2013 03:24:39 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Kword55

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

12-29-2013 21:15:47 | More by Kword55
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

12-28-2013 18:25:07 | More by Kirk
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nuckbuc

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

12-28-2013 03:29:51 | More by nuckbuc
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-28-2013 02:15:59 | More by JCam9981
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-27-2013 18:54:19 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-27-2013 18:17:07 | More by Dolfan907
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AlexHess

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-27-2013 17:34:00 | More by AlexHess
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lwillitz

Florida

4.5/5  rDev 0%

Brewcifer (2013) poured into Belgian Ale glass

A - 2 fingers of medium tan foam over a body of pitch black; not much lacing, but beautiful nonetheless

S - tons of dark fruit, notes of coffee and cocoa; very malty and very sweet

T - dark fruits are prominent, primarily cherry and raisin flavors; notes of coffee and chocolate; heavy malt flavors, quite sweet; piney hops add a pleasant balance; alcohol becomes conspicuous in the finish

M - smooth syrupy full body, medium/high carbonation, alcohol warmth

O - more fruity (and less chocolate/coffee) than I expected from a RIS, also sweeter than expected, still quite delicious

12-27-2013 13:37:35 | More by lwillitz
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bcerv-ca

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

12-27-2013 03:52:47 | More by bcerv-ca
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sloelco

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-26-2013 18:00:29 | More by sloelco
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shadetree67

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-26-2013 01:58:38 | More by shadetree67
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darthvohn

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +0.7%

Glass Used: Snifter
Release: 2013-Brewcifer

Appearance: Black as a starless night with a finger thick chocolate milk foam. The head seemed to melt down leaving a film of foam surrounded by a solid ring around the glass.

Smell: Heavy on the raisin and (for me) fresh dates followed by milk chocolate and strong coffee. The alcohol makes it's presence known as well.

Taste: Roasted malts are up front with the dark fruits following close while the chocolate and coffee bring up the rear. A very flavorful RIS which I would definitely put in my top 3. While I could smell the alcohol in the aroma, its hidden well on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth with a sticky finish. Roasted bitterness is there in the right quantity.

Overall: A delicious surprise in my last trade with Pintofbrown. Pretty damn amazing RIS which I feel the hype is deserved. Cheers!

12-26-2013 01:39:30 | More by darthvohn
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-25-2013 18:09:35 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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Dag48

Florida

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-25-2013 15:35:55 | More by Dag48
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JFresh21

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +4.2%

Had this on tap side by side with Abraxas.

Deep black, the head was less chocolate in color than Abraxas.

The thickness of this beer is incredible. It is so drinkable and smooth. It doesn't have the overly sweet flavor of a Dark Lord.

World class beer. One draft is not enough! Cheers!

12-24-2013 18:21:45 | More by JFresh21
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Rado

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-23-2013 17:52:11 | More by Rado
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roger617

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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tpaetow

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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RMelyon

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-23-2013 01:20:50 | More by RMelyon
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koes0024

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-23-2013 00:07:26 | More by koes0024
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TubaDan

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

12-22-2013 15:44:27 | More by TubaDan
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-22-2013 08:40:23 | More by CarolinaKev
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-21-2013 21:41:57 | More by zrbeer1579
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,602 ratings.