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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This is a Dunkel we brewed and aged on oak for CBC in Chicago. Some kegs will stay in Minnesota too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2011
Draft at Stub & Herbs. Poured into a pint glass a dark brown color with a ever so slight head. What head there is collars around the rim of the glass a light tan color. I would have liked more head but it seems the bartender wanted to fill it to the brim! The aroma is actually quite mild with notes of light roast coffee. Medium mouthfeel. I would guess this uses maris otter barley given the appearance and aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Starts off with a very slight dark fruit flavor, a touch nuttiness, and the aforementioned light roast notes. Sweetness sticks around the whole time. Mild bitterness. Some caramel flavors as well as it warms up a touch. VERY easy drinking. Like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2011
Enjoyed as a guest draft at Dark Lord Day at 3 Floydís in Munster, IN. Appearance a coffee brown with a rich tan head. Aroma honestly like smoked malts and meat, like beef jerky. Taste is fantastic, really creamy but crisp at the same time, a bit of roasted and smoked malts, a bit of German lager yeast as well. One of the most complex lagers Iíve had. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Got this from Loring Kitchen & Bar at the release party. Pours a deep ruby with minimal white head. If you hold it up to the light, you can see that itís very clear. The aroma is mildly woody, with some hints of molasses hiding behind an otherwise bready character. The taste is malty, lightly toasted, and very oaky. Some vanilla comes through, as well as a nice caramel character. Clean finish. Itís a subtler beer for Surly, but quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (337) - Minneapolis, - APR 12, 2015
On tap at Surly. Canít complain..........................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2010
On tap at the Fountainhead, Chicago. Smells warmly malted and toasty, like a malted milk ball hovering over Rochefort 10. Flavor is unassuming at first, slightly fruity and quite bready malts riding a medium and refreshing dunkel body. Slightly oily right after the swallow, this settles into a long and pretty subtle oak finish, getting woody and dry very slowly with a lingering trace of vanilla throughout. The wood is not overdone at all, which is surprising considering the style of beer carrying it. Very smooth and drinkable, Iím sure this would make an awesome food or cheese pairing if done right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2010
On tap at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. Aroma:The smell is rather subtle, but I get dark malts, and noble hops. Appearance:This beer is dark brown with very little head. Taste:Dark malts dominate this beer. The foretaste has a lot of chocolate, and also some woody notes. On the mid to aftertaste I get some subtle dark fruit flavors. The aftertaste lingers with a mild lager yeast flavor. Palate:Medium body thatís really smooth. Good carbonation. Overall:I really enjoyed this beer, itís very drinkable, and goes great with food. Iím not sure itís exactly spot-on in terms of style though. I think it could have benefited from more complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Not my favorite offering from Surly, but also really not my style of beer. I have ordered more than one of this beer though as it is only available seasonally and I will most likely get another next year. Has good flavor to it and overall drinkability is fair.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (1013) - Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2014
Tap at Surly tap room. Pours clear reddish brown. Nose is mild caramel. Mild nutty caramel taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuenSmith (28) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Poured on tap red, amber, blush, smells of malt, spices, has a crispy/toasty note as well. Tastes of malt/toast, finishing clean and smooth with a pleasant warming aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2010
Dark brown color with faint head. A nice crisp lager nose with a hint of dark malts. The body is a very solid lager with just a hint of oak. Enough to be interesting but not offensive like so many oak aged beers. Lovely.

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