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Damien - Surly Brewing Company

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Damien
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
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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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-14-2013 17:00:05 | More by Doyle
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-13-2013 03:47:11 | More by XmnwildX12
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.91/5  rDev -3%

10oz pour into a Darkness goblet at the Surly Tap Room today, 11/29/2013.

Looks like a fairly standard black ale; very pitch black and opaque. But it looks quite thin when swirled around, in comparison to Darkness right next to it. Nice 1cm white head, nothing much going in terms of lacing.

Smells phenomenal. Really smells like a Black IPA; they must hop this stuff up with the same stuff they hop Abrasive with. Lots of citrus, grapefruit, a bit of pineapple and some pine. It's a citrus bomb.

Flavour kind of falls flat. The citrus flavours come through fairly well, but I'm not so sure what to make of its interplay with the roasted malt backbone. Its there in some capacity but it doesn't mesh very well with the citrus. It's not a typical flavour profile for a black IPA either.

On the thin side, a bit watery but OK carbonation. Some bitter aftertaste from the hops.

Interesting, especially once you hear about the premise behind it, but definitely not something I'd recommend trying more than once. Its simply not that great.

11-30-2013 00:02:56 | More by Stevedore
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California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-20-2013 07:03:44 | More by zestar
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-12-2013 21:22:54 | More by mmulebarn
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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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MJSawyer

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-08-2013 00:53:29 | More by MJSawyer
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-02-2013 05:32:48 | More by lonewolfcry
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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drewfull

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Joey1566

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-19-2013 01:32:47 | More by Jeffrey2310
Damien from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.