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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,493 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,493
Reviews: 760
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 2,855
Gots: 984 | FT: 67
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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TheFizzinator

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

06-16-2014 18:35:15 | More by TheFizzinator
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Wiz99

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-16-2014 17:00:06 | More by Wiz99
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-15-2014 14:14:22 | More by HollyHops
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meanmutt

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

06-15-2014 11:15:55 | More by meanmutt
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slavall

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev 0%

06-14-2014 21:50:26 | More by slavall
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Spaten454

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

06-14-2014 20:46:42 | More by Spaten454
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shawlaqua

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%

06-13-2014 19:23:37 | More by shawlaqua
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Blahstarr

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

06-12-2014 19:07:17 | More by Blahstarr
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-12-2014 17:47:59 | More by zekeman17
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blindmike

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-12-2014 15:54:13 | More by blindmike
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev 0%

06-12-2014 01:23:51 | More by Walkerjgt
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Abbbp

Texas

4.5/5  rDev 0%

06-11-2014 21:14:24 | More by Abbbp
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev 0%

06-11-2014 20:27:52 | More by TX-Badger
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dxbq48

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

06-11-2014 16:33:01 | More by dxbq48
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

06-11-2014 03:20:30 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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DrunkAl

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%

06-10-2014 19:20:10 | More by DrunkAl
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Texsuds

Texas

4.5/5  rDev 0%

06-10-2014 02:57:15 | More by Texsuds
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-09-2014 18:39:15 | More by IAmHollywood13
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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage (Werewolf)

A: Black as night, this beer shows no light through when held to the full moon. A thick finger of tan, mocha head made of tight nit bubbles that sustains for a full moon cycle. When the bubbles do fall a residual lacing is left on the full finger of the snifter glass looking like a spider web with only a dusting on top of the darkness.

S: Sweet caramel and toffee overpower the senses on first sniff. As it opens up the chocolate notes come through with cocoa, milk chocolate and hints of tobacco and vanilla. No hop aroma detected, but there is a subtle fruity easter quality that may be coming from the yeast or some kind of candy sugar.

T: Big malty sweetness hits first followed by a charred, roasty and cocoa punch. Big caramel sweetness with raisins and prunes and toffee. The chocolate balances well with the caramel flavor, milk chocolate, bakers chocolate and dark chocolate flavored. A hint of smoke and tar like flavor that comes through adding to the complexity. The balance is on the malt side with a medium hop bitterness that sneaks through in the finish, earthy with pine. Vanilla is there but low and must be the result of the malt complexity.

M: Big thick creamy body that slides slowly down the esophagus trying to hold on. Carbonation is low and there is a slight astringency but nothing that keeps the drinkability from being affected. Alcohol warming is apparent and hits in the chest.

O: Bold and full of complexity, this huge RIS lives up to the reputation. The sweetness isn't nearly as intense as Dark Lord and the hop character comes through slightly (even after a year in cold storage).

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 02:50:47 | More by guityler83
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tetu

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

06-07-2014 17:00:48 | More by tetu
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omegagogetass4

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

06-06-2014 22:12:02 | More by omegagogetass4
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PG2G

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

06-06-2014 22:08:45 | More by PG2G
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tedgelee

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev 0%

06-05-2014 19:30:33 | More by tedgelee
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snowbose

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-05-2014 18:32:51 | More by snowbose
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-05-2014 13:09:10 | More by comfortablynirm
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,493 ratings.