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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
750ml bottle with orange wax. Pours a deep, clear orange with a small soapy beige head that recedes slowly and leaves some sticky legs and lacing on the sides. Aroma is boozy as hell with lots of alcohol, vanilla, and oak. Sweetness dominates the nose in the form of heavily caramelized sugar and booze-soaked light fruits, apricots and pears. Hints of citrus as well, oranges especially, though itís definitely hidden behind the alcohol and sugary sweetness. Whoa, and I thought the aroma was heavy. The taste is oaky tannins, molasses, orange zest and straight up alcohol, which just completely burns the throat after each sip. Apricots and pears are still there but the spiciness and boozy burn are the dominant components. Mouthfeel is heavy and massively sweet and alcoholic. Decent carbonation keeps it from getting completely out of hand. This is a serious beer and one to be shared as the booze, in my opinion, is not hidden at all. I would peg it pretty close to 15%. Not my favorite from Surly, but, hey, thatís a high bar.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (750) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy orange-amber pour with a thick off-white head. Caramel, honey, woody notes, an interesting spiciness and funky character - kind of like cedar. A slight boozy hotness, but less than expected at 15%. Pretty nice, but a bit odd.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (1347) - GREECE - AUG 13, 2015
From tap. Clear golden orange color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, citrusy fruity, alcoholic, perfume notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4689) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle at Side Project tasting night; cold deep orange pour with a thin white head, aroma has sweet marmalade, taste is really big booze, tangerine, sweet toffee, some apple, nice.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiveacestx (808) - Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle - I needed a high ABV drink after spending 10 minutes trying to get past the f***ing wax on the top of the bottle. Has a dirty orange plum look to it. Dark fruit taste, some spices and alcohol. Probably would have been better a few years ago when I bought it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ICEatALAMO (1144) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a light clear orange. The aroma is sweet and spicy mix. The taste has some booze to it, but a good mix. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6272) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is fruity malt and wheat. Medium mouth, dark fruit, caramel with a strong booze presence, good.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
48FanInCali (817) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle. Arguably one of the worst beers I have ever had. Unintentionally funky (infection maybe)? Not sure what is up with this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5626) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS. Very hazy gold. An off white thin head. A funky fand fruity aroma is pleasant and fairly big. A big fruity flavor. Aggressive. Bitterness. Very complex fruit with a deep resonant bitter after taste. Alcohol is hidden. A little of this goes a long way. A higher score than the beer deserves.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from TODD! Thanks. A: Cloudy gold color with a floating white head. Lacing. N: Pineapple, orange, red licorice, mango, biscuit, grapefruit, toffee, more fruit. T: Very sweet, bitter, alcoholic. M: Medium body with a touch of carbonation. Alcohol is pronounced. O: Large beer with a lot of orange notes. Time has certainly helped it calm a little.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4829) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Big bottle in a taster. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of oak and vanilla, some spices and light fruits, caramel and pale malts, some notes of alcohol, and hints of dough. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Average to smoother texture. An interesting beer but not the best.


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