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Damien - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 15
Gots: 6 | 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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BierVogel

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -50.4%

11-01-2012 18:12:37 | More by BierVogel
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tcsparkx

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -38%

08-04-2013 21:56:05 | More by tcsparkx
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dragomni

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -38%

01-02-2012 22:51:47 | More by dragomni
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DCon

Missouri

2.8/5  rDev -30.5%

Enjoyed on-tap w/ BrewMaster Todd @ the Surly Brewing Company's Darkness Day 2011 in Brooklyn Center, MN for $5. Tapped from the black and plain handle into a 12oz Surly Cup.

Aroma- Tons of hop in the aroma and grain as well. Nothing huge in this aroma but it was nice to see such a big hop presence.

Appearance- Received with almost no head at all... I didn't care for this... Has the deepest brown aroma that could be available in a glass. Leaves no suds or any type of lacing at all.

Flavor- Has a ton of malt and roastiness but very watery and light... No hops found in here and goes down like nothing that should be classified as an English Brown Ale (btw, this one shouldn't say American Black Ale on top- talked and hung with Todd of Surly).

Mouthfeel- Very light bodied (which is okay), no carbonation, and a huge hop presence. Watery and very light on the palate at the finish and didn't mind.

Overall Impression- I'm sorry to do this but this beer went no where and did nothing for me. The left over grains from Darkness were used in this and I feel like this was all they used except for added hop. Sorry Surly but not a fan...

10-23-2011 18:37:57 | More by DCon
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nucmedmario

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.6%

01-13-2012 00:39:36 | More by nucmedmario
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FullObs

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.6%

01-10-2012 18:52:06 | More by FullObs
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bigben94

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -25.6%

12-14-2011 21:36:06 | More by bigben94
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -25.6%

05-18-2014 02:04:09 | More by PappyVans
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readbaron

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.6%

12-05-2011 01:14:37 | More by readbaron
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jodan

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

03-02-2013 03:07:40 | More by jodan
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

12-15-2012 02:00:24 | More by eawolff99
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

02-27-2013 20:24:39 | More by Cyclone8
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kojevergas

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -16.9%

Served on-draught into a 12 oz stem-goblet at the Republic Bar in Minneapolis. Cost was $6.00. Reviewed from notes taken earlier this month.

A: Pours a half finger khaki-tan colour head of nice cream and thickness, but poor retention. Body colour is a solid black.

Sm: Chocolate, dark malts, roast, and hints of coffee. The pronounced roast is particularly inviting. A mild strength aroma.

T: Chocolate, a bit of coffee, dark malts, and hints of cream. Licorice. Balanced and decently built, but not complex or subtle. I do like it, but I expect better from Surly. Well layered. Pleasant.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit sharp. Good thickness and pretty good carbonation. Suits the flavours nicely.

Dr: Drinkable and flavorful, but Surly has far better beers. I doubt I'd get it again, but it was nice to try once. Hides its ABV well. Fairly priced.

B-

11-30-2012 00:39:26 | More by kojevergas
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-25-2013 22:09:36 | More by cofeeguru
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-17-2014 04:20:07 | More by mattmarka1
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mndanika

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

12-18-2013 18:42:06 | More by mndanika
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simi46

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

11-18-2012 01:42:11 | More by simi46
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TVolt1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-28-2013 03:03:20 | More by TVolt1
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Dontcounttoday

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-06-2012 04:23:13 | More by Dontcounttoday
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Alpar

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

08-09-2014 03:35:29 | More by Alpar
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Duff27

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -8.2%

08-12-2014 00:19:46 | More by Duff27
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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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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-25-2013 05:35:23 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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olmane

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-03-2012 04:12:23 | More by olmane
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-08-2013 21:59:48 | More by jakea
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Damien from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.