Furious Black | Surly Brewing Company

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Created for Darkness Day 2015, its overall presence and citrusy hoppy aroma is recognizably Furious but with subtle roasted notes and black in color.

Added by mothman on 10-21-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,998
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
100
pDev:
7.54%
 
 
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2
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3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of SuomiHobbit
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bsp77
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Surly’s Beer Hall. Served in a 16 oz. chalice.

Appearance: Color is jet black. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of off white head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and roasty hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus, caramel, and roast. Upfront scent of hops with citrus hints of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, and melon. Earthy and floral hops with some hints of pine. Solid presence of roasted malt with hints of chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Also some sweet malt hints of caramel, biscuit, and yeast. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and roasty Black IPA like taste with notes of citrus, caramel, and roast. Good upfront presence of hops with juicy citrus notes of grapefruit, orange peel, melon, and tangerine. Floral and earthy hops with some nice notes of pine and grass. Roasted malt notes of smoke, chocolate, and coffee. Sweet malt notes of caramel, biscuit, and yeast. A really good balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and oily with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A very good twist on Furious. Has the good citrus hop and caramel malt balance of Furious with a nice dose of roast.

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Photo of tempest
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Damn, I haven't had a black IPA of this caliber since my last Wookey Jack (RIP). Bright stonefruit nose and a sweet grapefruit bite with mellow cocoa following the hops. the malt reminds me of the smoothness of Bender. Expertly brewed, go drink one.

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3.51/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dav2080
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First off. I really like Surly Furious. I also like black IPAs. When I saw this it really grabbed my attention. Pours from 22 oz bottle into tulip glass dark with tan head that does not last long. Nose grapefruit, cocoa. First taste, grapefruit with coffee cocoa on the back end. Mouth feel is as expected- thin. After lingering for a while I have a nice slight coffee taste. I would buy this again. Cheers!

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3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angrybabboon
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 1/13/17

A: Deep dark brown, but yes, mostly jet black - pours with a medium-large, fluffy, light brown head, slowly fades to a solid cap, leaves big splotches and streaks of really nice lacing

S: Like Furious, but roasted, obviously - some bright citrus, orange and notes of grapefruit - floral citrus - nicely balanced with some chocolate malts - nicely burnt with some roasted grain - caramel and pale aromas as well, caramel grain - low sweetness overall

T: Hoppy and dark - orange juice and flesh, with some grapefruit juice and zest - some herbal hops, pine resin, pine needles - chocolate malts, with some nice burnt flavors, hint of char - lightly roasted overall - medium bitterness, with some hoppy bitterness and some burnt bitterness - some light caramel sweetness, caramel malt, toast, hints of biscuit - light sweetness balanced by the burnt notes, some lingering roast

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, nicely dry finish

O: Furious that this style is dying

I drank Furious Black in 2015 when I visited the brewery, and I've been excited to revisit it. This bottle did not disappoint. It's hoppy with a nice malt backbone, plus a nice amount of roast. I hope this stays in rotation.

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4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of the best balances I have found in a black IPA

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yat282
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SpanishUnicorn
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at Surly Darkness Day 2015. Awesome variation of regular Furious, one of my all time favorites. Pours dark and has a noticable roasted malt character, along with a nice hoppy aftertaste. Definitely check this one out if you are a fan of the standard Furious.

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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Furious Black from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 100 ratings