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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 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 (18695) - 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 (44144) - 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 (4306) - 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 (2881) - 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 didn’t finish my entire sample or else I wouldn’t have lasted the rest of the festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Amberish, fiery, moderate sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Strong bready/honey like nose, slight tartness along with noticeable alcohol.   Very tart on the tongue, almost sour.   Strong honey like pale breadiness.   An odd beer, like a Strong Golden crossed with some sort of Sour.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, albeit a bit full because of simply trying to choke this down.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full, but I am not sure if thats good in this case.   Finishes like a very rich honey Strong Golden, with a sour tinge on the backside.   This was a really weird one.   As if a Strong Golden needed to be any bigger, this one seems like an Imperial Strong Golden or something.   A little tough, even though its almost a year since its been bottled.   Interesting, but an ass kicker for sure and hard to finish by ones self.   Thankfully I had help!   Thanks to Skyiview for the bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4180) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. A dark golden clear one, a little bit of sidesticking off-white head that’s sticking to the sides. It’s quite strong and somewhat alcoholic sweet on the nose , lots of ripe fruits, some paint and traces of something oily acidic. Really sticky and thick on the mouthfeel and soft prickling on the carbonation. Big flavors. Lots of sweetness, fruits, glazed dried sweet fruits that is, apricots, papaya and honey melon. Really stingy warm and slightly boozy finish. That sticks around for a while as well. 04.05.2013

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bright orange color; decent head, stubborn lace. Boozy and fruity, high on the hops and malt, bite as it descends. Smells about the same. Lacks refinement.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (11996) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of vanilla, oak, spice, malt, hops and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
Draft @ CBC 2013. Pours a clear amber color with a white head. Has a sweetish malty woody caramel and vanilla aroma. Sweetish malty spicy hopy dry woody flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody caramel finish.

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