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Damien - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 15
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ungertaker on 10-22-2011)
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einman

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-10-2014 20:23:21 | More by einman
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-06-2011 05:05:42 | More by Schlais
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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New York

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-01-2012 18:25:13 | More by ryancl
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deebo

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%

Had this one on tap at Darkness day 11.

A-Dark as night with frothy tan head.

S-Very fresh citrus hops with plenty of malty sweet aroma.

T-The fresh hops really shine in this beer. This beer has a significant malt backbone but the hops are up to the challenge and gives a very satisfying taste.

M-Medium bodied and carbonated.

D-Very good, could drink the hell out of this beer.

O-Excellent beer, would love to get some more of this. Great balance of an overload of hops and malts. My favorite beer on DD.

12-04-2011 23:50:43 | More by deebo
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%

We were told that this one was the "Son of Darkness." The ale was very dark in colour and had a cream coloured head which died quickly. Smokey, roasted grains in taste with a light body and finish; leaving a slight lingering palate. No forward malts or hops really detected.

Would I buy it again? Probably

11-25-2012 05:31:07 | More by NilocRellim
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warmbier804

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-16-2013 21:51:27 | More by warmbier804
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%

On tap at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. Served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Dark and black with a little bit of brownish ruby red on the edges. Decent three finger light tan head that slowly fades into a patchy layer. Moderate amount of lacing.

Smell: Strong citrus hop aroma up front. Grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. Also some hints of herbal pine resin. Solid presence of dark roasted caramel malts. The toasted malts are noticeable but the citrus stands out the most.

Taste: A lot like the smell, big taste of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. Hints of pine resin. Bitterness from the hops is fairly mild. Dark roasted caramel malts give some balance in the background with hints of coffee, chocolate, and bready biscuit that lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the lighter side of medium and carbonation is moderate. Feels somewhat prickly and kind of light for such a heavily hopped beer. Finishes dry.

Overall: A pretty solid black ale. Lots of tasty hops with a solid dark background. Lighter body makes for a very easy drinking beer. Great option if you want a lighter dark beer with a strong hop presence.

11-12-2011 20:06:22 | More by MattyG85
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Had a couple pints at the Blue Nile because it was damn tasty. The body did feel a touch thin, I'm guessing do to the nature of second runnings, but the infusion of biting grapefruit hops kicks things up a notch. The malt is on par with a great, but light porter full of chocolate roast with a dry, bitter finish. The hops are expertly balanced against the malt, and the sessionable body makes this beer stand out in a style crowded with great options.

11-25-2011 04:37:53 | More by tempest
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-15-2011 21:32:17 | More by brewnic
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-14-2011 12:42:12 | More by djschnabel
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Minnesota

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11-03-2013 07:53:15 | More by Sinatra716
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Kansas

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06-23-2012 19:41:36 | More by sammo
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Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

Nice Omen reference, this hellspawn of Darkness is aptly named.

Two pints, one after the other. Body appears black, with a thin layer of tan foam across the surface. It ebbs away slowly, lasting long enough to leave some spotty lace around the sides of the glass.

Dry hopping is evident in the resiny hop aroma, it's fruity and earthy at the same time. Roasted malt is there too, providing an interesting contrast to the citrus element. Hop aroma is really nice and assertive here.

Mild bitterness, assertive hops, some grapefruit and orange meld with a dry coffee roast, with a lingering bitterness from the two elements combined. Light bodied and very drinkable. Light carbonation, very drinkable. Dry aftertaste. Much hoppier than this years' Darkness, it later made an interesting blend with a little bit of Darkness in the mix.

11-12-2011 05:18:26 | More by emerge077
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Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-13-2011 15:33:22 | More by langfot99
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Minnesota

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Illinois

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Minnesota

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11-14-2011 17:13:41 | More by Yulles
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Minnesota

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Damien from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.