ansalon (2034) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2015. Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, molasses, vanilla and fudge. Taste is caramel, chocolate, molasses, vanilla, fudge and roasted barrel notes. Mouthfeel is very smooth and velvety with no carbonation.
hallinghansen (2421) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ CBC 2015, yellow session. Black body with a medium light brown head. Roasted malt, molasses, mild coffee, soapy notes, wood, vanilla, dark fruit and bourbon. Great.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark reddish brown with a beige ring. Aroma of sweet honey, berries, fudge. Full body, flavour is heavy sweet, lightly bitter.
kryon (1930) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with low light brown head
Aromas of bourbon, dried fruits, dark malts
Taste has vanilla, bourbon, figs, dades, raisins, muscavado. Nice sweet
Ktwse (2845) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with low, thick tan head. Aroma of molasses, dates, bourbon, vanilla, coffee. Taste is sweet, creamy vanilla and chocolate, light coffee finish. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on draft at blackstone in iowa city.
really unimpressive barrel aging by surly, here. on the nose is light charcoal and some floral hops, roasty malts. appearance is fine -- not the darkest of motor oils but with a nice brown head. tastes of bitter flowers, some spruce, bakerís chocolate, and a flavorless bourbon burn. not much barrel presence at all.
kathouse (1298) - Nevada, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Since they combined the previous barrel aged listing with the 2014 bottled, Iíll rate the BA draft at Darkness Day here. Has the complexity of the non BA version, but more molasses, oak, and a sherry note from the bourbon. Thick and a long lasting finish thatís not too sweet. For my taste, I preferred the non BA version better, but this is one hell of a beer.
mnmike (1071) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap - the bourbon aging really adds to Darkness in my opinion. Still fairly sweet and now with the added complexity of wood and bourbon.
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had at ABR, smells sweeter than the original and the barrel is definitely present. Taste is rich and a little ashy. Super smooth and full of dark fruits and some whiskey. Definitely nice but was expecting something a little different. Hopefully I get a chance to revisit this someday.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very very tasty beer with lots of aroma and flavor pouring out of the glass.