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Damien - Surly Brewing Company

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89
very good

237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 17
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: Ungertaker on 10-22-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of cambabeer
3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I liked this somewhat. Had on tap at brewery. It was too sweet in the malt character and there was not much hops to speak of. The carbonation was also overpowering. It was a lot like drinking soda, both in the feel and sweetness. It was also served ice cold, which is normal but I feel this beer could do better a little warmer. That was the case as I let it warm up. There were some nice malt characteristics in there, nice and grainy in the finish, but overall just too sweet for me.

Photo of MidwestBA
3.05/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had an odd taste that I did not like.

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jarrgal
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richardbcoffin
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rockernino
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LambicLion
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elliott1184
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shredder83
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of McBAINx
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of sdlhy
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of funkyaudio
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Shawner
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of NappyB
4.27/5  rDev +7%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of durlta
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ViragS
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Lucasgangsei
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of pagriley
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Pretty damn good for left overs!

Photo of ShaneSmith
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from tap in a tumbler at Beer Market - Vernon Hills.

Insert Omen/South Park reference here. This stuff pours a straight black-brown topped by a finger or so of khaki foam. The nose comprises treacle, light cocoa powder, and dank greens. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some dark roast (nigh burnt) and a twang of dried maple syrup. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, this is exactly how I thought a second-runnings-from-Darkness black IPA would be. Not bad at all.

Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Damien from Surly Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.