Darkness - Surly Brewing Company


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Overall: 9.70/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 9.70/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

ABV: 9.60%

IBU: 85

Season: Speciality

Have Another: 100%

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  • 9.70/10 have another
  • A: 10.0 | T: 10.0 | L: 10.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • Color: Black
  • Poured clear with a conservative amount of brown foam. Not much retention as the foam quickly becomes, at most, a thin layer on top. Minimal lacing.

    Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and a tad of dark fruit.

    Taste of bourbon backend with chocolate, vanilla, and creaminess. Nice roasted malt on the finish. No aftertaste to speak of.

    Low carbonation and huge body are blended to make one fine drinking stout.

    Are you kidding me? This stuff is flat out awesome. The bottle had been cellared for a year, so I don't know what a fresh bottle tastes like but one year later, holy crap! So delicious and smooth. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 15:26:29
  • Tasted: Sunday, September 13, 2009
  • $18.00 for 750 ml bottle