Surly Brewing Company Darkness

Darkness

 

Surly Brewing Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States 🇺🇸

Stout - Imperial Rotating
Score
8.47
ABV: 12.0% IBU: - Ticks: 76
Our massive Russian Imperial Stout contains waves of chocolate, coffee, cherry, raisin, and toffee, plus a non-traditional dose of aromatic hops.
 

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8.1
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

2020 bottle. Black with a dense light tan head that gradually fades to a cm. Coiled aroma with roast, singed caramel, mocha, berries. Creamy, only fullish bodied for 12% ABV. Sweet with chocolate and berries but that covers a bitter core of coffee, hard roast, spices and hops. That bitterness fades gradually to a point. Perhaps unusually for a hoppy US stout the hop aromatics are not juxtaposed with the rest of the beer. Delicious and harmonious but not very deep.

Tried from Bottle on 05 Aug 2021 at 13:24


8.2
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

2009 bottle thanks to BuckeyeBoy. Still, flat black pour.Aroma is cherries, chocolate. Taste offers brown sugar notes, raisins. Sticky and sweet. And still good after 11 years.

Tried from Bottle on 17 Sep 2020 at 01:52


8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

18-07-20 // taster at 7th anniversary of Mon Petit Cafe in Suttgart. 2017. You can taste the age a bit nonetheless stil la lovely IS: Rich and thick. Chocolate and sweet dark fruits, raisins.

Tried from Can on 17 Aug 2020 at 11:30


9

Tried from Bottle on 11 Jul 2020 at 20:37


8.1
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

2016 Bottle, thank you so much Tanner! Black, creamy brown head. Perfumed nose, dark choc, medium body, dry dark sugary base. Mellow mouthfeel, dark sugar, light caramel, cocoa, good balance, full, fun.

Tried from Bottle on 10 Dec 2019 at 22:07


8.8
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Thanks buddy :) Been wanting this for a while! Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head. Aromas of sweet cherries, raisins, dry licorice, fresh fruity coffee, malts, dark dried fruits and some bitter chocolate along with a nice hoppy base. Taste is fruity, dark dried fruits, raisins, coffee, english licorice, chocolate filled licorice, hops, some minty-like licorice aswell. Very nice!

Tried from Bottle on 06 Nov 2019 at 17:19


8.3
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Tap at APEX. Boozy, smooth, coffee liqueur, chocolate. Thick, toasty, smooth, fudge.

Tried from Draft on 09 Sep 2019 at 16:03


7.8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8

Bottle @ UDRM, Oirschot. Deep dark brown color, almost opague. Caramel, butterscotch, cassis in the aroma. A fluid chocolate cake with caramel, creme de cacao and cappuccino flavors. Sugary finish with molasses an Tia Maria liquor. Sticky and alcoholic. Too sweet to be really great, but indeed a flavor bomb..

Tried from Bottle on 26 Aug 2019 at 12:06


7

Melanoidynowe. Palone. No takie tam, w sumie smaczniutknie. Podobnie do wielunkrafcikow z nad wisly

Tried at Craft Beer Muranów - Piwny Świat on 09 Jun 2019 at 18:41


8

Tried on 10 Mar 2019 at 19:41