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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Really stoked to land a bottle of this as Ive been impressed with everything Surly in the past. Unfortunately, this one not only missed the mark it nearly killed a passer by! Golden tangerine pour with a small ivory head. Nose of candied citrus, Del Monte fruit cocktail in simple syrup, peaches, and alcohol. Flavor is butane, ethanol, aspartame, nectarines, citrus, oak, vanilla, and lemongrass. Not a fruit flavor combination I enjoyed. Thick, peanut-butter sticky, and chewy. Still glad I had an opportunity to try this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle... This beer rocks! Clear, dark amber pour with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The malty, boozy aroma is a muddle of caramel, butterscotch, red apple and moonshine. Full-bodied, velvety and almost chewy with Key West carbonation. The flavor is a blend of malty caramel sweetness and acute hop and ethanol bitterness. Finishes hot and moderately sweet. Although its pretty rough around the edges, I really enjoyed this beer. It hit me in all the right places although a little harder than I would have liked. I wish I had a couple more bottles to cellar for a few years. I have to go against the grain on this one. World class effort by Surly!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Apricots peach candy floral herbal hops sugar alcohol. Nose burning. Gold pour thin gead. Flavors of alcoholic canned peaches garbage and rotten grassy hops. Hot as fuck. Thick unpleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbark10 (1) - - FEB 20, 2013 does not count
Second time tasting syx. Booziness went completely away. Lemony and refreshing with a great aroma. Wish I had a couple more bottles!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1071) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle pour. Tons of alcohol flavor and power here. May be the first time Ive said this, but this particular beer could benefit from turning down the ABVs. Respectable beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4651) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Minnesota Winterfest 2013. Gold color with a medium head. Very boozy aroma with strong medicinal hops. Quite a slick mouthfeel. Strong sugar. Very lightly tart. A bit of wood character

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8197) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Winterfest 2013. Very bold booziness, with some wood and spice. Decent brew, but I was hoping for a little more out of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (1038) - - JAN 12, 2013
A sipper. Orange pour, massive head. Tangerine, booze, sugar in aroma. Sweet up front, tangerine, overripe peach, alcohol, grapefruit, honey. Medium body, nice carbonation. A fair bit of heat from the alcohol. if youre thinking of aging this, probably a wide move. As in your face as Poochy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5822) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus (mostly orange), light caramel, toffee, grapefruit, and wood. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with caramel, toffee, and oranges. The finish has light lemon, grapefruit, vanilla, and oak. Its medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
sthlm (1255) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Old rating. [Bottle, shared by Guerde] Pours amber with almost no head. Aroma has a huge lemon poppyseed character which bursts out of the glass. The taste is an absolute booze bomb. Industrial cleaner and the weird lemon is there again. Wow, Im glad to have tried this, but it is an absolute trainwreck. Drainpour. Definitely appreciate you sharing the bottle though, Andy!

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