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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,682 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,682
Reviews: 766
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 2,920
Gots: 1,037 | FT: 77
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Starting in 2014, bottled Darkness will be aged in whiskey barrels.

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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5/5  rDev +11.1%

Iowacraft, Jan 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

epyon396, Jan 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

DerekMorgan, Jan 11, 2014
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4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

tconboy, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

aslamm75, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

anteater, Jan 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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cbgoods, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

NooseJustice, Jan 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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uncccegr, Jan 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

blkcld, Jan 02, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from the end of year Ottawa Tasting

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a small size frothy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oats

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and vanilla. There is also some coffee, roasted/toasted nuts, and some oats.

Overall - Really smooth and enjoyable to drink. A great balance of flavours and something that I would drink a lot if it was regularly available to me.

spinrsx, Jan 02, 2014
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nguasta2, Jan 02, 2014
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beergorrilla, Jan 01, 2014
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,682 ratings.