Darkness | Surly Brewing Company

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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:
3,816
Reviews:
878
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
Wants:
3,312
Gots:
1,520
For Trade:
137
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 Bat edition...

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
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A big big, dark (of course), eyeball piercingly black as night stout that threatens to take your very soul to the depths of the earth. Enjoyed this on draft, and was extremely glad to find it on the menu.

A truly dangerous beer, given that the high ABV really creeps up on you. This is such a drinkable stout, where the roasty malts and pleasantly solid amount of hopping comes together and makes this really 'more-ish'....as in, you won't struggle to take it down despite the powerful, amped up elements on display.

Raisin sweet lick on the back end melds with bakers' chocolate and cherry. A delight.

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4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
4.42 out of 5 based on 3,816 ratings.
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