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RATINGS: 139   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6212) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS. Very hazy gold. An off white thin head. A funky fand fruity aroma is pleasant and fairly big. A big fruity flavor. Aggressive. Bitterness. Very complex fruit with a deep resonant bitter after taste. Alcohol is hidden. A little of this goes a long way. A higher score than the beer deserves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1735) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from TODD! Thanks. A: Cloudy gold color with a floating white head. Lacing. N: Pineapple, orange, red licorice, mango, biscuit, grapefruit, toffee, more fruit. T: Very sweet, bitter, alcoholic. M: Medium body with a touch of carbonation. Alcohol is pronounced. O: Large beer with a lot of orange notes. Time has certainly helped it calm a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5191) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Big bottle in a taster. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of oak and vanilla, some spices and light fruits, caramel and pale malts, some notes of alcohol, and hints of dough. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Average to smoother texture. An interesting beer but not the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6737) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with a small head. Concentrated peach on the nose. Strong caramel malt. Sweet toasted bread. Taste shows some signs of oxidization. Mineral, some pennies. Earth. An almost yogurt-like tang. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a hazy orange with a thin fizzy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, toasted malt, spice, apples. The taste is toasted malt, caramel, bread, spice, apples. Medium bodied, mild lingering spice, mild booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (19881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color. Aroma of vanilla, stone fruit and booze. Taste is boozy, fruity, complex. A big beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berntholer (1541) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
ivorywhite dense head leaves no lacing. amber colour. aroma is boozy, caramel, honey, strawberry. taste is very salty, boozy, caramel with a wry and sour bitter finish. medium body and carbonation. too bad, the first beer from surly i really dislike. bottle 75cl

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Goodbye world, drinking this after 2 pub stops and a few other beers at home, big thick body which I thoroughly enjoy, massively orange and virgin wood taste rocks good amount of heat in the finish but not unpleasantly so. Good hearty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dave11899 (23) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Poured from the limited one time release bottle. Nearly 2 years after available (on 06/22/14). Pours a cloudy orange with a off white white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is of floral hops, alcohol and bright refreshing characteristics. Similar to an IPA on a hot day. Taste is boozy with honey, bread and slight caramel. This isnt a bad thing as it is still sweet up front with a slight hops bitterness lingering. Palette is average. Nothing note worthy. Just sharp and awakening. Overall. Incredible. I will continue to search for more bottles. Probably the best beer to come from Surly except for Darkness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (3755) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle, thnx to Summer Santa. Cheers. Pours a clear orange beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is very strong, oranges, Belgian yeast, red fruits, booze. Flavor is very strong, lots of alcohol and oranges with some apples in the background. Very fruity, loads of yeast and booze. A bit unbalanced and it has a strong alcoholic burn in the finish. Very full, complex but a bit messy. Nice, but tad too old I guess.

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