Travlr (18633) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Thanks, Corey, for bringing this to DC! Clear golden copper color, white edge head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is fruity caramel with a burnt edge.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Medium beige head atop lightly hazed dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some spicy, light wood, earthy. Taste is medium sweet, orange, spicy, some bread/caramel, wood, light earthy, wood sourness. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @Churchkey-lt tan-amber. A-med fruit, grain/med malt. T-med fruit, grain/med malt, some spice/herbal hops.
crossovert (10313) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft. Just a poorly executed dunkel. Not sure if it was lagered in oak but judging by the tartness I would say no.
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Grumpys NE. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with a light brown head. Somewhat nutty, mild caramel, fairly dry, toasted malty aroma. A touchfruity, orange, a touch sweet malty, light chocolate, light caramel, a bit woody flavor. Ok.
deyholla (9262) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at SPSBF. Pours a clear deep red with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some dark grains with a bit of smokiness and a backing earthing oak note. Flavor again has dark grains with a hint of dark fruit and a good amount of oak barrel underlying.
arminjewell (9144) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours reddish black with thin off white head, aroma is fairly lacking but has some notes of oak and dark fruit. Taste up front is biscuity and bready malt, going into a bit of dark fruit sweetness that finishes a bit smoky and dry from the oak. Good tasting, great sessionable brew, but overall nothing too amazing here flavor-wise.
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Stub’s. Dark brown pour with a small white head. Aroma is bread and caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and carbonated. Taste is caramel and malt. Decent.
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Map Room. Pours a ruby and crimson hued brown with a medium sized beige and tan head. Toast, light roast, malt, and a little lemon. Malty, lightly tart, as if there was some acidulated malt in there. Light coffee and cocoa. Finishes dry with some toast and a bit more roast. Decent brown, but not mind boggling. Probably better than an average brown, but not what I think of in terms of quality when I think of Surly.
nimbleprop (6653) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz pour at Churchkey DC. Pours a clear caramel amber with some creamy, white head. Nose is quite nice, some caramel malt, a little pear, apple, earthy, perhaps a hint of wood, a definite hint of smoke. Flavor is very nice, gentle, malt, apple, pear, light wood, light caramel, a little cream soda. Medium bodied, crisp finish. Well crafted.