valderwort (7) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I canít get enough of surlyís Belgian style beers. this compares very similarly to the blue Chimay.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Reddish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Booze, Honey, Cane Sugar
T: Boozy, Honey, Pears
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Semi Boozy
Overall, there is a constant theme amongst my review....boozy.
charule (600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share at Surly Darkness Day. Poured reddish amber with light white head. Aroma of bananas and grapefruit. Super sour bitter taste. Funky.
chrisv10 (9414) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ CBC as "Surly Seven", 12%. Dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruit and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruits, toasted, spices, medium sweet, hop and notes of alcohol.
VIBhunter (12) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle in to a snifter tasting glass.
Aroma - Very complex. Some smell I was able to detect were banana, bread, dates, floral and spices.
Appearance- Pours light brown, orange, like color. There was about a 2 inches of head with nice lacing. Good carbonation. Once settled in the glass the beer has a amber color.
Taste- Oats, caramel, fruit, and spices.
Palate- Medium to full body. Again like the smell it is complex with a slight sweetness and tartness finish.
Overall- A very strong Belgian beer with a big twist. Someone who likes strong beer this is a great beer. A Belgian with a twist.
nimbleprop (3845) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a clear amber with one ring of white head. Nose has a ton of sugar and booze, birch, sticky sap, some tropical fruit. Flavor is very maple-y, birch sap, maple sap, tropical fruit, very boozy, rum. Full bodied, boozy finish.
HonkeyBra (2848) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from my friend Chris. Pours a reddish golden color. Aroma of banana, clove, spice, lots of candi sugar, tons of floral and citrus notes. Some booziness in the aroma. Flavor is very sweet with a touch of floral and perfumy bitterness. Booze is quite apparent. Slick bodied, finishes boozy. Pretty interesting.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
thanks to a spy-gate loser. Sup. always check for the camera. Murky amber, large bubbled white, spotty lacing. Nose is twig and burnt marshmallow, ultra sweet. Flavor is orange candy, raw sugar, light heat, raisin maple bomb. Thick and sweet. Wax and anniversary on a 22oz is a universal message for "death by extreme sugar". Kind of like half-sleave cutoff hoodie is universal for "Iím a cheater."
davey101 (562) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml yellow waxed bottle into a teku glass. Huge thanks to Obiwankushnobi for this want of mine. Pours a clear dark brown/red body with a finger of tan foam that has some crazy lacing and retention.
S - Huge Belgian yeast notes of banana, bubblegum, and spices. Booze, caramel, rye spice, and some stone fruits. Piney hops. This aroma is really complex and all over the place. Really awesome.
T - Banana, clove, wheat, caramel, raisins, grapefruit and piney hops and straight fusel alcohol. A bit of hop bitterness lingering on the finish. This is a real cluster of a BSPA. The flavor reminds me a bit of Bolt Cutter, but tamed down and lacking the barrel notes. This is awfully tasty but really confusing and intense. Mouth feel is thick and coating but well carbonated. Alcohol is somewhat prohibitive.
O - This is a huge and complex beer. Really intense, boozy and massive. Frankly itís kind of a mess of a BSPA. Iím kind of a fan though. This is really unique and different. Thanks Kyle!
Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
High rollers tasting thanks to warren. Sweet caramel And cane sugar. Excessively sweet. Good. But not my cup of tea.
radagast83 (3734) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Nate. Thanks! Poured a.reddish amber color. Small white head. Aroma is sweet, candy. Lots of alcohol. Caramel notes.