Surly Barrel Aged Darkness (2007- 2012)

 
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98
style
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial stout aged in new oak and bourbon barrels.

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mnmike's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnmike (1091) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
On tap - the bourbon aging really adds to Darkness in my opinion. Still fairly sweet and now with the added complexity of wood and bourbon.


4.1
RichTheVillan (8248) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2017
Bottle during Tasting; dark brown pour with a thin dark tan head, aroma has really creamy chocolate malts along with bourbon, taste is really sweet, some bourbon, slick mouthfeel, really good.

4.2
vyvvy (6735) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Rating for 2017 barrel aged version. Press deep brown with a tan head. It has a full rich body with mild carbonation. The taste has smooth roast, vanilla, milk chocolate, coconut, bourbon, caramel, toffee and crazy lushness. Beautiful beer.

4.5
dzudohonor (295) - POLAND - OCT 12, 2017
backlog PAKK 2017 - Cerberus - W aromacie kogel mogel, czekolada mleczna, kawa zbożowa, w smaku czekolada gorzka kontrowana słodyczą ciemnych suszonych owoców, migdały, przyjemnie rozgrzewający alkohol, subtelne nuty whiskey.

4
rami_pl (4465) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 17, 2017
ej, no wcale nie jest retired albo nie moge znalezc wlasciwej, bo pita z 2017! :)

Rami Rami is drinking a Barrel-Aged Darkness 2017 by Surly Brewing Company at Saska Kępa Jest troche fajnych, slodkich, beczkowych klimatow, gladkie, nie do konca ulozone chyba, pijalne, mi smaczy, smak>aromat

4.2
MavDunk (115) - - MAY 14, 2017
On tap at Surly. Rating for 2017 version. Pours jet black with minimal khaki head. Scents of dark malts and fudge. Taste follows with heavy dark chocolate, some light vanilla, and coffee flavors. A little booziness but less than might be expected. Quite smooth with a full body. High quality imperial stout.

4.2
jc1762 (1610) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2017
Bottle poured into a taster showing pitch black with quickly dissipating foam. The nose shows earthy hops with a light bourbon background. The palate is full bodied and lightly carbonated. Flavors of smoke and bourbon with a light rye spiciness. Bourbon caramel finish.

4
stevoj (5588) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle share at Tom’s. Big boozy aroma, slick and sweet. Dark black pour, small ring of dark beige head, slippery feel. Lots of alcohol heat, accents the nice rich roast malts. Molasses, coffee, etc. Nice.

3.9
HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
September 19, 2015 - at Beaverton for the Rainbow event - draught. Even though I pretty much despise all bourbon, I was super stoked to finally get a chance to rate this one. Gorgeous beer - deep brown-black pour, with a large lasting brown head - doesn’t get much better than that. There’s a complex deep roast malt coffee/chocolate/herbal impy there, but wow is there a ton of bourbon overlaying it; oh well. Taste is better balanced - oddly sweet, with restrained alcohol. Syrupy, a bit still, a little too bourbony in the cloying finish - nice life to it - If I didn’t hate bourbon so much I would be about 4.2

4.9
gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Tap (Winterfest 2017); pours black with a thin mocha colored head; aroma is sweet with chocolate, vanilla, molasses, bourbon, and hints of wood and roast malt; taste is sweet with chocolate, vanilla, malt, molasses, and some wood notes; dry, boozy finish; excellent

3.8
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2017
2016 bottle shared by a friend. Pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, green apple and bourbon. Malty and chocolatey flavor with bourbon and cherry accents before a roasty finish.


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