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Darkness - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Surly Brewing Company

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 261
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Huge Imperial/Double Stout aged in a fresh bourbon barrel.

(Beer added by: AdmiralDiaz on 12-23-2009)
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Tasted this at the 2011 Autumn Brew Review at the Historic Grain Belt Complex in Minneapolis. Attended the first session. Was about 10th inline for this right as the gates opened.
Aroma smelt of bourbon and dark roasted malt. Head was a dark brown that was thick. filled half of my taster.
Tastes chocolate and a slight vanilla. Bourbon was there but was surprisingly smooth. Easily top 5 of the fest.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best beer of the Surly entourage, by far. It's like cough syrup. I loved looking at my empty glass, seeing the residue look like syrup. The flavor and pour were my favorite. It was a perfect compliment to a spicy breakfast, specifically chorizo. It was a very smooth beer, with a great bourbon feel from the initial taste to that feeling as it's going down. Love this beer.

carlton012, Nov 20, 2011
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Darkness - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Surly Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.