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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Surly Brewing is celebrating its sixth year by releasing our strongest beer yet - SYX. The 15% ABV Strong American Ale, aged on six different types of wood and features some demonic artwork by Michael Berglund on the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Winterfest 2013. Very bold booziness, with some wood and spice. Decent brew, but I was hoping for a little more out of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (1352) - - JAN 12, 2013
A sipper. Orange pour, massive head. Tangerine, booze, sugar in aroma. Sweet up front, tangerine, overripe peach, alcohol, grapefruit, honey. Medium body, nice carbonation. A fair bit of heat from the alcohol. if youre thinking of aging this, probably a wide move. As in your face as Poochy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6404) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus (mostly orange), light caramel, toffee, grapefruit, and wood. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with caramel, toffee, and oranges. The finish has light lemon, grapefruit, vanilla, and oak. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
sthlm (1280) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Old rating. [Bottle, shared by Guerde] Pours amber with almost no head. Aroma has a huge lemon poppyseed character which bursts out of the glass. The taste is an absolute booze bomb. Industrial cleaner and the weird lemon is there again. Wow, Iím glad to have tried this, but it is an absolute trainwreck. Drainpour. Definitely appreciate you sharing the bottle though, Andy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Big bubbly head and lacey. Hoppy, fruity with tart fruit skins. Orange, sugar, tangerine. Very strong melange, a sour finish. A big beer. A kitchen sink of a beer that can be sipped only. Thanks Johnsense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Clear light reddish amber. Aroma of fruits. Impressive flavours of grapes and tangerines. Alcohol 15% noticeable but not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Waxed bottle. Poured a hazy orangish/amber color with an off white head. Woody, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, boozy, and fruity. Yeah the booze was there, but it is 15% and I did not find it overly boozy (does that mean I have a problem?).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a clear golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Good malt, wood and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy smooth sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head that leaves some patchy lacing. The aroma is tingly citrus, caramel, wood, and alcohol. I originally stated a surprising amount of alcohol before I saw that it was 15%. The flavor had some dark fruit, booze/alcohol, caramel, wood with sticky citrus. There is nothing subtle here, but unfortunately the alcohol seems to hide much of the flavors (especially the wood). Nice bottle art.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Nice smell, not too harsh but sweet and boozy. Orange appearance. Flavor is straight candy, straight candy. It si boozy and hot.

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