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:
This listing is ONLY for Darkness that is NOT barrel-aged, which excludes all of the 2014 bottles, all of which were aged in whiskey barrels. 2014 has a separate entry (http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/13014/141724/). Any subsequent years that have barrel aged variants, indicated by gold wax and lettering, also have their own separate entries.

Labels:
2007 - Grim Reaper
2008 - Devil
2009 - Mummy
2010 - Vampire
2011 - Zombie
2012 - Werewolf
2013 - Brewcifer
2014 - Harpy
2015 - Bat
2016 - Cerberus
2017 - Witch

Added by ryantupy on 10-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#129
Reviews:
896
Ratings:
3,932
pDev:
8.93%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
3,310
Gots:
1,561
Trade:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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2.33/5  rDev -48%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

One of the most overrated Russian Imperial Stouts I've ever had. Overpowering smell and taste of raisins spoils it for me. Cult following in Minnesota, but I don't get it. I've had many other that are far better.

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4.89/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.87/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +6%
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4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Darkness from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 3,932 ratings