Darkness | Surly Brewing Company

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DarknessDarkness
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Starting in 2014, bottled Darkness will be aged in whiskey barrels. This listing is ONLY for Darkness that is NOT barrel-aged. For 2014 Darkness go here: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/13014/141724/

Labels:
2007 - Grim Reaper
2008 - Devil
2009 - Mummy
2010 - Vampire
2011 - Zombie
2012 - Werewolf
2013 - Brewcifer
2014 - Harpy
2015 - Bat
2016 - Cerberus

Added by ryantupy on 10-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,815
Reviews:
878
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
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3,312
Gots:
1,520
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Had this on 2015-04-29 in Portland, OR at Apex on tap

A - Dark opaqur brown with a 1-finger brown head and great lace

S - Rich dark roasted grain, chocolate, molasses, earthy spice.

T - Dark and milk chocolate, dark roast, some char, molasses, prune, some coffee, vanilla.

M - Thick body and light carb. Creamy as can be.

O - Absolutely delicious. One of the best Imperial stouts I've ever had.

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Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
4.42 out of 5 based on 3,815 ratings.
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