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Darkness - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,636 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,636
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 2,916
Gots: 1,020 | 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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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-23-2014 14:50:45 | More by ahbithwabm
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timc100

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -3.3%

2013

Did not have the menacing pour I anticipated - dark, brown light showing through. Sits black in the glass with a dark mocha head. Sticks to the glass but not overly retentive, minimal alcohol legs.

Aroma of heavy roast, dark chocolate, some vanilla coffee. Some dark fruits as well, but not very distinctive. Nice, but not very vibrant.

Taste is huge. Big chocolate, heavy roast, some vanilla and dark cherry - slight molasses. Decently bitter but cut with a nice sweetness. Full, smooth well rounded body.

Very good RIS - not the best I have had, but certainly something worth getting a few bottles of.

01-23-2014 03:47:03 | More by timc100
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TomTown

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-23-2014 03:00:46 | More by TomTown
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-23-2014 01:37:01 | More by Kevincredible
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Jaycase

Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +3.6%

'13 edition on tap @ firkin.

a: black. frothy, khaki head

s: light chocolate notes. Hints of roasted malts. Bit of licorice in the background

t: milk chocolate pervades throughout. light roasty notes.

m: very creamy. medium carbonation. body is spot on

o: First time having Darkness. Worthy of the hype imo. Only ding might be the aroma which was rather subdued. Mouthfeel is top notch. No reason to age this as it was great fresh.

01-22-2014 04:06:15 | More by Jaycase
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csmartin6

New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-22-2014 03:52:58 | More by csmartin6
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Jpepe08

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

01-22-2014 02:42:59 | More by Jpepe08
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shredder83

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-22-2014 01:23:35 | More by shredder83
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gkoz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-20-2014 23:10:25 | More by gkoz
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oldvines

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-20-2014 17:10:50 | More by oldvines
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JVB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-20-2014 16:52:12 | More by JVB
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

01-19-2014 17:50:35 | More by peensteen
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2014 09:12:19 | More by williamjbauer
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2014 04:21:37 | More by zbodnar1
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Dirty25

Germany

5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-19-2014 04:04:44 | More by Dirty25
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KingDozer

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-19-2014 02:57:28 | More by KingDozer
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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
Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,636 ratings.