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RATINGS: 137   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1973) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Pours light amber low w head Very fruity aromas of hops. Hint of caramel Wee bit sweet n unbalanced. To much alcohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansalon (2076) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Nose is honey, caramel, butterscotch, peach, almonds. Taste is very sweet with apples, brandy, sugar, caramel, vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Finhead (1398) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Hazy, copper-orange pour with a white head. The aroma has apple, mild citrus, and some earthy notes. It has a full body with a smooth, slick texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a lot of alcohol warmth and a slightly tart finish. I was very impressed with this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal. S - Bready and biscuit malts, grapefruit, pineapple, and other citrus hops, oak, vanilla, booze. T - Caramel, bready, and biscuit malts, grapefruit, pineapple, orange, and other citrus hops, some bitterness, oak, vanilla, booze. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate-light carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, bitter, and warming finish. D - Nice hoppy profile with good base beer that holds up to the oak character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Dark orange pour. Man this beer sucks. terrible. So sweet and sticky and cloying. Some fruit flavors are there, but just a sweet, syrupy mess. Drain pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. This one has been sitting since I picked it up last Fall. Color is a pale orange with almost no head. Soft malts and a bit of dry hops and wood on the back end followed by a massive alcohol kick that warms the throat. Itís not a bad beer, but holy shit it packs a wallop. Seems to have mellowed nicely by sitting for awhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3964) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
750 ml bottle thanks to my secret Santa. Thanks! Pours a translucent copper with a soapy white head. Aroma has some grape jelly notes. Nearly too sweet. Too much overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Was hoping to like this one, but didnít hit the mark as I would have hoped. Burnt orange pour, clean white head and decent lacing. Sweet wood smell but too sweet tasting. Decent oak taste with some alcohol burn. I like big beers but will pass on another bottle of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Aroma is a nice sweet woody scent. I aged this one for about 9 months so the abv isnít so aggressive. Flavor has an Oaked wine flavor up front, Iím getting a lot of tropical fruit in the background. Iíve also has this fresh and still enjoyed it quite a bit. Anyone who complains about the alcohol burn needs to realize that this beer is 15 percent abv and itís pretty much impossible to hide that. I love this beer and wish I had a few more bottles!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamChandler (3783) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Golden Orange - minimal head Honey, bourbon, milk duds Very sweet, loaded with honey and bourbon. Some red wine acidity. Thereís this intense maltiness balanced by sweet oak and vanilla. Itís a big beer but very approachable. The booze is easy to recognize. The big downside is the very medicine like astringency but that is common with a beer this high of an ABV

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