48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Arguably one of the worst beers I have ever had. Unintentionally funky (infection maybe)? Not sure what is up with this.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Strykzone (6272) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Sarlacc83 (1769) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jkwood04 (5210) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jackl (6781) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Travlr (20269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber color. Aroma of vanilla, stone fruit and booze. Taste is boozy, fruity, complex. A big beer.
berntholer (1553) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Dave11899 (23) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 isn’t 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.