Blakkr | Surly Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.99%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This double black as night IPA is too massive for just one brewery's efforts. BLAKKR took the trinity of Real Ale Brewing Co, Surly Brewing Co, & Three Floyds Brewing Co, to actualize this crushing ale. Cheers.

This is the 16oz canned Surly version.

Added by stvanderwoude on 02-15-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,144
Reviews:
147
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
190
For Trade:
9
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Photo of Gregf51
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft

Black in color, fomay white head. Aroma mix of earthy hops and roasted malt. Good balanced taste, the flavors work well. Medium to thicker bodied

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stompilator
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B-Town
3.28/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rooskey379
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not a big double IPA guy but this is probably the best one I've had. Very tasty

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Photo of soxfan02
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichardARoss
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1/26/16. Pours dark, but very brown with deep cola colored edges, not very black to me. A veritable hop bomb on smell and taste. The first time I had it, it totally knocked me back, as I was not expecting something so juicy. Slight bitterness, very full mouth feel. The ABV is disguised really well on it. Pouring it takes a slight edge off the taste that the can keeps. I'd swear that my favorite FFF beers (other than Darklord, naturally) are their collaborations. An outstanding beer.

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Photo of JmurphylovessAmadams
3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nicely done. Not a must have though.

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Photo of Rammed96
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer definitely looks the part, and is deserving of its name. A relatively large foamy head, with a characteristic amber brown color. Leaves quite a bit of lacing.

The nose is full of piney hops. I've been drinking so many stouts recently that a black IPA was a surprise to my nose, which I found amusing. There's also a fair amount of exotic fruit-flavor in the smell.

For being a 10% black IPA by Surly, this is actually quite subdued - although, delightfully so. The hops dominate the flavor, yet this is hardly a hopbomb. The sweetness from the fruits adds nuance. As far as the body goes, this is quite light with medium carbonation. This was surprisingly drinkable, even though it's hardly a beer one would want to chug either.

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Photo of Chris912
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M-Jez84
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcMPLS
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rorjets
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark, might be black, tan head. Roasty nose. Taste bombards you with smoky malt and bitter hops. Bigger body than most IPAs with lingering hops on the finish.

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Photo of Zstu
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fruity. Exceptional double black ipa.

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Photo of YvesB
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sdeese21
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blakkr from Surly Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,144 ratings.
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