Two | Surly Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oak-aged cranberry stout.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
57
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
13.63%
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at POPE, July 2016. Likely a leftover from their Surly event during Philly Beer Week. The BA listing says this is an "oak-aged cranberry stout".

Really? I get very little oak and only a faint note of cranberry/cherry tartness...

Nice grassy hop aroma going around, and yummy roasty-toastiness.

Not terribly complex, not sour as I expected... but damn delicious and mighty poundable!

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4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | 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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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KarlHungus
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My prostate thanks your crantastic cleaner of a beer. Perfect for keeping all tracts clean.

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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. 10 oz. serving in a chalice. 2016 rebrew.

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

Smell: A sweet and roasty dark malt driven aroma with a scent of chocolate and cranberries. Dark roasted barley malt with a scent of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, biscuit, caramel, toffee, and slight smoke with some yeast. Big sweet scent of cranberries. Also some sweet hints of lactose, creamy vanilla, and brown sugar. Very light on hops. A pretty solid rich aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a sweet and roasty dark malt driven taste with notes of chocolate and cranberries. Dark roasted barley malt with notes of chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee, biscuit, toast, caramel, toffee, smoke, and yeast. Sweet and juicy notes of cranberries. Sweet taste of creamy milk, vanilla, and brown sugar. Subtle earthy hops. A really nice sweet taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a carbonation level on the higher side of medium. Creamy, silky, and pretty smooth. Alcohol is hidden very well.

Overall: A really good fruit infused Imperial Stout. Nice balance of dark malt and cranberry flavor.

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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Two from Surly Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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