Damien | Surly Brewing Company

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402 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Ungertaker on 10-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,128
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
402
pDev:
9.85%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
45
Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: After an impressive bubble show, the head settles in on three fingers of tan foam; the liquid underneath is fudge colored with ruby highlights; webby lacing

Smell: Roasty, with chocolate and coffee tones wrapped in a pine cone hug

Taste: Black bread, roast and black licorice forward, with piney hop flavors building, through the middle; a berry fruit character builds, after the swallow, adding a sweet aspect to the finish; overall, the roast and hops are dominant and there is a hop bite on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I find myself going back and forth on this beer; I have had far better and far worse ABAs but I almost think of this in a different category as there elements here that are not typically found in that style

Thanks, NathanBeets, for the opportunity

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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like beer!

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4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.51/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle, pours jet black with a fluffy khaki head that holds incredible retention. Dark cocoa, roasted barley, and molasses for aroma. Bold roasty malt with dark chocolate cover the palate tasting similar to Darkness, but a bold piney hop presence creates increasing bitterness on the finish that melds well with the roasty charred grain; caramel and a bit of raisin come through as it warms. Full body, piney hops resins coat the palate, starts roasty and ends bitter. Overall, a cool beer creating something out of left-over Darkness otherwise discarded. I find the label a bit creepy, but the beer inside is good!

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4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.47/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev +1%
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4/5  rDev +1%
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4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Damien from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 402 ratings