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Darkness - Bourbon Barrel Aged With Vanilla Beans | Surly Brewing Company

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4.63/5
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24 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels with Vanilla Beans

Added by iadler on 12-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,614
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
24
pDev:
6.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a firkin at Bryant Lake Bowl on 11/27. Another fine brew provided by them!

A- Pours a pitch black with a few dark mocha bubbles. No lacing is left behind.

S- Dark chocolate bars, chocolate wafers, vanilla bean ice cream, cocoa powder, raisins, bourbon and black cherry. A nice aroma, but a little subdued.

T- Rich dark chocolate, smooth vanilla bean, cream, bourbon, a hint of roast and milk chocolate covered cherries and raisins.

M- Low carbonation with a rich full mouthfeel with the abv. being hidden very well.

O- Well I've heard mixed reviews about the regular Bourbon Aged Darkness, but wow, this is phenomenal. I had two pours and could have had another, though I might have regretted it in the morning. I prefer this over the Bourbon Vanilla DL. A really well balanced BA stout that's not cloying or too bourbon forward.

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

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is not retired and was released on cask at the brewery today. It kicked after 5 hours (tapped at 11am on a Tuesday, gone by 4/4:30). Absolutely staggeringly good ... I'm rare on the 5's and this was across the board. What a treat!

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Darkness - Bourbon Barrel Aged With Vanilla Beans from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 24 ratings
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