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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Brewed July 2006 with a blend of 7 different malts and candi sugar. This is our first in a series of anniversary beers. Look for something unique from Surly every new year. We let Todd brew whatever he wants for this series. Yikes! Only 10 barrels of this beer are available. Notes of licorice, vanilla, plum, raisins, and malt. 9% abv, 28 IBU, Color--tawny brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9579) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Tap at Surly. Amber chestnut pour with a spotty head. Sweet toffee with some mild dark fruit. Big and bold, yet easy drinking. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2827) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Re-brew on tap at the Surly Beer Hall. Deep amber pour with a copper hue and some white head and lacing. Nose is candy sugar wih some malt and a hint of spice. Really nice taste - no alcohol burn at all. Rich, toffee, malty but not overly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Great Taste 2009. This has aged marvelously well, and my first thought was that this was not a doppelbock, but perhaps an old ale. Lots of dark fruit and dried fruit on the aroma and on the palate. It finished incredibly smooth. Nicely done, and good to see it again after a few years hiatus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Draft @ Brewery. Deep crimson pour with a tan head. Aroma of light lemon & citrus w/ bready caramel malt. Flavors had a good amount of caramel, bready malt, light yeast, candied fruit, with tinges of smoke. Medium/thick body, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel, sweet/malty/smoky with a malty/sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewery on 6/23/07: Pours a transparent dark amber mahogany with a nicely-lacing frothy light tan head. Sweet sugary dark caramel German malty nose has a hint of light fruits and dough. Starts thick and dark caramely sweet with some toffee and authentic German lager yeastiness with a hint of mildly tart light fruits before a sticky, grainy caramel finish that hides the alcohol well. A good doppelbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Draft @ Brewery: Amber ruby color, white nice head and lacing. Nose of bright fruit and alcohol, a dark malt and ethanol fest. The flavor is sweet and chewy with raisin and plum, nice caramelly cherry and honey. Grapes and alcohol, cotton candy, nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Anniversary One
Date: 06/23/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery

clear dark ruby red, frothy tan head, light sweet dark caramel malt aroma, big sticky body, lots of sweet dark caramel and munich malt flavor, caramel candy sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5788) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
On tap at brewery after RBSG tour. A ddp amber pour wht a light tan head. A slight hint of malty brown sugar on the nose. An interesting malty drink with alot of sweetness and a presence of abv. Mouthfeel is as soldi as the flavor. Carbonation is excellent. If you like a sweet beer you will love this offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Draft at the Surly brewery, RBSG 2007. Clear reddish brown with a tan head. Malty, sweet nose, light berry and an odd fruitiness I can’t nail down. Very sweet flavors of malt, fruit, light wood, caramel and light citrus. I’ve been on a bit of a sweet beer kick lately - this fit the bill well!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG Surly tour (thanks Omar) I had tried this when it first came out and wasn’t a big fan, but either I had a bad day a few months back, or it has mellowed because it was very nice. Nice sweet nose with hints of raisens, mollases, and caramel. Very nice sticky mouthfeel with a great balance of light hoppiness so the sweetness doesn’t overwhelm.

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