Tiramisu Funeral Bar
Surly Brewing Company

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #665
Ranked #29,679
3.75 | pDev: 17.07%
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
Very Good
Tiramisu Funeral BarTiramisu Funeral Bar
Notes: Dessert Stout brewed with coffee, vanilla beans, cocoa, lactose and molasses.
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 32
Photo of gatornation
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thin mahogany color with a tan head. Smell is coffee,vanilla sugary molasses. Taste has sweet coffer cake start infused with vanilla and brown sugar and molasses. A thin and sweet mouthfeel a 8oz serving i plenty, was not getting any tiramisu taste but was not bad to try.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a surprisingly thin, tawny color before assuming a more properly chestnut tone in aggregate, capped by a robust head of khaki foam. Aroma is unexpectedly hoppy, with pine and citrus announcing themselves in equal measure, augmented by cocoa, coffee, and roasted malt. The presentation has left this stout snob a little reticent, to be sure...

The taste elicits similarly ambivalent feelings courtesy of piney hops and burnt coffee grounds that tread on a timid retinue of lactose and chocolate. Alcohol isn't exactly mellow, either. Medium-light body and fine carbonation take this brew another step away from stoutdom as we know it.

Overall, this beer is an oddity—great concept, great brewer, anomalous end result. If this had been marketed as a black IPA, I may very well have had a different impression, but as is, I can't help but be disappointed.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.02/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

$4.99 a can, 1/29/18. Crane snifter.

Brown pour, dark brown body, beige head of 1/2 finger.

Not much on the nose, some grassy hop, dark malt, and slight marshmallow.

This does not taste like Tiramisu, but it DOES taste like a funeral. Seriously what the fuck is this shit? Dirty, piney, metallic flavors. Soap, chemical, burnt coffee pot, formaldehyde, slight burnt marshmallow. Absolutely disgusting, bound for the drain.

Feel is okay. Creamy, slick, mild carbonation.

Overall I'm done with Surly. This was the nail in the coffin no pun intended.

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Photo of The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop
2.46/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not Surly’s best, by a long shot. Aroma of a mass produced Irish stout plus some weird metal or soap. Taste is better, and a bit more complex, fortunately leaving behind that off smell. Rich caramel and toffee and an odd bitter hop profile are all there. Problem is they don’t jell. Like at all. Aftertaste almost of club soda, with too much carbonation. Won’t seek out again.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a one pint can on February 24, 2019. This new BC Small Batch beer is a dessert stout brewed with vanilla beans, cacao nibs, molasses and espresso roast coffee beans. Based on the Beer Hall's beloved Lutheran Funeral Bars.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz, canned on 01/29/19. Creamy tan head rests atop a dark brown stout. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, lactose, caramel. Sweet and complex flavors; I get the tiramisu aspect; coffee, chocolate, lactose, vanilla, grain, caramel, mild earthy bitterness. Full body but could be fuller, sweet through and through, carbonation is modest, alcohol is warming but fairly well concealed. I like the idea, and I think the beer is well made; nothing bad to say about it but it doesn't have any sort of wow factor I was hoping for.

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Photo of morimech
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

Black color with a dense head that left behind plenty of lacing. Not getting much coffee in the aroma or flavor. What I do pick up is vanilla and cocoa. This beer is horribly sweet that will appeal to today's beer drinkers. But this is cloying as hell to this drinker. Alcohol is about the only thing that cuts through the sweetness. Thick body and nicely carbonated. I could not drink this beer as is. I had to add some coffee and a few drops of bourbon to open up this beer.

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Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can. Dark brown black color. Tan head. Lace.

Very sweet. Lots of coffee and vanilla. Lactose shows. Cocoa and chocolate. The molasses comes through in the finish and provides a stickiness. Some brown sugar as well. A bit thin for a pastry stout. A lot going on here. Not bad for a $5 can, but I probably wouldn't seek this out again.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Stamped canning date is '01/29/19'.
Ruby brown colored body, with brown back lit highlights through the thinner sections of the glass. Direct hard pour resulted in still, partial cap (no head). Resulting lacing is a pattern of multiple small, round spots.
Aroma brings forth coffee, dark roasted malts, and slight sweetness (vanilla and lactose). Whiff of molasses. Cocoa is lacking.
Taste is coffee, cocoa, and vanilla. Molasses is there too, and together with the vanilla there is a definite sweetness throughout. Dark malts are underneath all, but there is no bitterness. Kind of flat and dry at the end.
Medium plus mouth feel, with a smooth and thick texture. Okay carbonation.
True to its description and ingredient list, this is a dessert beer that is sweet and relatively thick, both in mouth feel and in taste. Taste is well blended. Very pleasant coffee note. I am not totally getting the tiramisu connection, however the beer is totally decent.

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Photo of DevB
2.31/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thought we must have gotten a bad batch so we bought a second 4-pack. Both had a strong soap taste.

We love surly and only live a few miles from them. I assume if we drank this at the brewery we would have loved it. This really seems to be a canning issue, which sucks because it sounded like a great beer.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a medium brown with a large head. The aroma is hugely sweet, with vanilla, milk chocolate, mild coffee, marshmallow, creme brulee, caramel, dulce du leche, and really just lots of pleasing forms of sugar. The flavor leads with lots of vanilla and dulce de leche, followed by caramel, milk chocolate, and coffee at the end. The mouthfeel is full and sweet with solid carbonation and a sticky finish. Overall is this a silly dessert beer? Yes. Do I still really like it? Yes, yes I do.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Surly Tiramisu Funeral Bar Stout, 10.2% ABV. Pours dark brown with a little finger of tan head. Nose is sweet moleasses, vanilla, cocoa, and coffee - definitely nailed the tiramisu smell. Taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and moleasses sweetness, with a moderate bitter coffee close. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

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Tiramisu Funeral Bar from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 32 ratings