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RATINGS: 134   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 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 (7879) - 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 (19334) - Malm, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (14447) - Snderborg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2013
Draught, 15%. Vanilla aroma. Hazy amber colour. White head. Vanilla flavour, turns fruity. Late citric note with a lot of warming alcohol. Not boozy, but of course strong. Tastes all right, but why so much alcohol?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours a deep, clean orange with a white head. Smell is like a fruit explosion, no other way to describe it. Taste is more fruit, and delightfully dry (Note: later tasting notes mark it as becoming significantly sweeter), and a balanced hoppiness. Not too bitter, and has a sticky, full mouthfeel. Im a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2841) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2013
Fad: Lysegul uklar l med et fint skumhoved. Massiv sdme i duften men med en humleprofil der bakker den op. Interessant med den megen alkohol men sdmen fungerer faktisk ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11493) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller and Friends, Cph. Pours hazy orange with a small, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma has clear candied oranges, strawberry, vinious, light overripe peach . A bit of oak. Low carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour has general heavy sweetness at first, oranges, peach, very heavy on alcohol. Far too much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlackerMads (2100) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2013
Tap. Clear copper with a small off white head. A little caramel in the nose. Taste is over the top boozy, light barrel notes, grain, drying alcohol, astringent, dried fruits. No.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7554) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours murky orange copper with a tiny beige head and a fruity melon aroma. There is a slightly fruity toffee flavor with a lots of heat and a dry finish. Pretty oaky too. Quite complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12455) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Large bottle from Guerde! - thanks for the Surly! Pours orange gold with a slight white head. Aroma shifts - honey, then melon, then ... Full bodied. burns in the gullet but not so much in the mouth. Its a little tallboyish in flavor, but a lot better than macro malt liquor! Not much hop. Finishes a lot less than dry. Interesting.

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