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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SudsMcDuff (6932) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
what-a-mess .. . had this a couple of times and age is making it worse .. . boozy and un balanced .. . deep brown tan .. mild foam .. . just a hodgepodge of boozy malts and sticky woody bastards .. . . went to the dentist the other day. he was disappointed...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Amberish pour. Nose is wood, sweet and boozy. Flavour is hot liquor burn, lotsa wood and sweetness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg@CBC2013 Clear deep golden color, small white head. Whitewineish, apple fruity nose. Medium-bodied. Loads of alcohol, very fruity and strong. Booze knock-out. Duh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (1198) - - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Pours an almost clear amber with a white head. Aroma is dominated by honey and BOOZE - tons of booze. Not overly heavy in body, again honeyish, some vanilla and a slight tartness. But again, this is really all about the booze and nothing much more. Not overly refined. 291013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4917) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2013
750 bottle. Malty and big fruit flavors. Still pretty busy after all this time. Some wood and oak to the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Boozy vanilla and a good dose of citrus to finish it off. I need a bottle of this for myself.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Day 2, Session 2. Pours clear, bright gold with a fine, white foam head. Sweet and very boozy with a quite basic pale malt character. Full bodied with average carbonation. Very hot on the finish, super boozy, sweet. Not impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013

Draught @ CBC 2013 [ Blue Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Clear medium to dark orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dried fruit, caramel, alcohol, sugary - candy orange, light wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, alcohol, caramel, dried fruit, light to moderate wood. Body is medium, texture is oily but thin, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20130504]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
CBC 2013. Pours clear pale amber with a small off white ehad. Aroma is sweet malty piny almonds. Flavor is sweet vinous pungent piny bitter peppery acidy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at 2013 GTMW, since this was at the GTMW I specifically asked for a small pour of this, but in typical Surly fashion they filled the entire glass up, most ended up on the ground, for mostly my sake, pours a clear brown with an off white head, holy smokes this thing is boozy, a nice touch of fruit but most of the nose is all heat, the flavor is really sweet on the front end with a ton of alcohol in the finish, really intense, glad I didnt finish my entire sample or else I wouldnt have lasted the rest of the festival.

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