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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,635 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,635
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 2,918
Gots: 1,019 | FT: 72
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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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%

12-23-2013 17:49:17 | More by roger617
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tpaetow

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-23-2013 01:59:27 | More by tpaetow
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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
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Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

12-21-2013 17:04:35 | More by Jones153
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Paulfinnvik

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-20-2013 22:37:09 | More by Paulfinnvik
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juanbon

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-20-2013 18:27:04 | More by juanbon
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eclosson22

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-20-2013 14:31:47 | More by eclosson22
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

12-20-2013 14:28:40 | More by montrealbcr89
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ReverendJon

Alaska

5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-20-2013 06:25:36 | More by ReverendJon
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-19-2013 17:16:16 | More by wtkphoto
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -11.1%

12-19-2013 14:05:27 | More by IndyDad
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hopslam11

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-19-2013 13:47:41 | More by hopslam11
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nmeierpolys


5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-19-2013 06:21:21 | More by nmeierpolys
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Skunkyluvmuffin

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-19-2013 00:39:48 | More by Skunkyluvmuffin
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mndanika

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-18-2013 18:39:47 | More by mndanika
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ralerwen

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-18-2013 18:24:35 | More by ralerwen
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,635 ratings.