Darkness - Bourbon Barrel Aged | 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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AdmiralDiaz on 12-23-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
111
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
11.61%
 
 
Wants:
258
Gots:
24
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of tbone1384
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Elicoleman
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Sampled at SAVOR 2015. 2014 vintage, so it had a bit of time to mature. It didn't smell amazing, but it tasted off the charts. Holy wow. Very sweet, but not sticky. A bit hot, so a little more age may help further improve.

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Photo of rossracing
3.79/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dgilks
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopstout
4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ALC82
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As good as beer gets IMO

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Photo of toothirsty
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abbbp
4.37/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of enelson
4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of csustar001
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of strandm
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Ludwigkpa
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of DCLAguy11
3.8/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of Shawner
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of DexterWinslow
2.5/5  rDev -44.2%

Do you like sickly sweet beers with a hint of oak hanging in the back? This is for you.
On tap, thin white head. Choked it down. Maybe my tastes have just changed because this whole style is just noxious now.

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Photo of BrassHopper
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of cwehr13
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Nwrightjr
4.9/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of HoistinBrews
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of SwinginParty
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of braican
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of kgncfl
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Darkness - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Surly Brewing Company
4.48 out of 5 based on 111 ratings.
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