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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (719) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Pours an orangeish-yellow with minimal head that quickly dissipates. The flavor is quite sweet, almost like a Scottish ale. The alcohol is quite apparent in the aroma, though not so much in the flavor. I hope this is a beer that will taste better with age--its not that great right now, sorry to say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ICEatALAMO (1095) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (5323) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
48FanInCali (804) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5384) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1220) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4511) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5474) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with a small head. Concentrated peach on the nose. Strong caramel malt. Sweet toasted bread. Taste shows some signs of oxidization. Mineral, some pennies. Earth. An almost yogurt-like tang. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a hazy orange with a thin fizzy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, toasted malt, spice, apples. The taste is toasted malt, caramel, bread, spice, apples. Medium bodied, mild lingering spice, mild booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15097) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color. Aroma of vanilla, stone fruit and booze. Taste is boozy, fruity, complex. A big beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berntholer (1311) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
ivorywhite dense head leaves no lacing. amber colour. aroma is boozy, caramel, honey, strawberry. taste is very salty, boozy, caramel with a wry and sour bitter finish. medium body and carbonation. too bad, the first beer from surly i really dislike. bottle 75cl

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