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Darkness - Bourbon Barrel Aged With Vanilla Beans - Surly Brewing Company

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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 6.48%
Wants: 53
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: iadler on 12-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 1
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4.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a firkin at Bryant Lake Bowl on 11/27. Another fine brew provided by them!

A- Pours a pitch black with a few dark mocha bubbles. No lacing is left behind.

S- Dark chocolate bars, chocolate wafers, vanilla bean ice cream, cocoa powder, raisins, bourbon and black cherry. A nice aroma, but a little subdued.

T- Rich dark chocolate, smooth vanilla bean, cream, bourbon, a hint of roast and milk chocolate covered cherries and raisins.

M- Low carbonation with a rich full mouthfeel with the abv. being hidden very well.

O- Well I've heard mixed reviews about the regular Bourbon Aged Darkness, but wow, this is phenomenal. I had two pours and could have had another, though I might have regretted it in the morning. I prefer this over the Bourbon Vanilla DL. A really well balanced BA stout that's not cloying or too bourbon forward.

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Darkness - Bourbon Barrel Aged With Vanilla Beans from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.