Lervig / Surly 1349 Black Ale

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Brewed by Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Style: American Strong Ale
Stavanger, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.49%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 1349 Ales are the results of a collaboration between three highly potent forces - Norwegian metal masters 1349, American feinschmecker brewery Surly, and Norwegian rising brewery star Lervig. With these ales we wanted to explore the powers of combined forces from different worlds of craftmanship and to manifest what our ideas of proper beers are. We have all brought our minds, heart and soul to this project. Revel in the Dionysian pleasures! As the bubonic plague silenced 2/3rds of Norway’s population back in the day, this dark beverage will scatter ashes along its way - leaving you breathless, but wanting for more. The 1349 Black Ale is our Strange Old Brew; an absolutely massive beer loaded with all the power malts, hops and freshly ground Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee, and rounded off with a distinguishable note of apocalyptic delicacy. This calls for a toast; now have a sip from our massive cauldron of chaos.

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4.1
CObiased (496) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2017
11.2oz bottle aged for a couple years. Pours like a stout - extremely dark with a thin tan head. Rich, sweet aroma of molasses, coffee, fruit cake and prune. Sweet malts and coffee dominate the flavors. Hearty, layered and complex.

3.9
Lowenbrau (4132) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2016
33cl bottle @Malte, Coruña. 09-02-2015.
Pours black with nice tan head. Roasty, caramel, liquor aromas and flavours. Viscous mouthfeel, creamy, enjoyable.

4.3
Hopmaestro (1626) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2016
Aroma is dense and powerful, thick roasted aroma from trve coffee, satanic licorice, blasphemous toffee and possessed figs. Taste is a lot of coffee and a hefty dose of licorice. It’s however pretty easy to drink and sip after sip goes down and your body fills up with black warmth from the alcohol, which is very well hidden by the way. In the taste there’s also a vineous touch and some soy, but yet a kind of smoothness. Sounds chaotic? Well it is - but what did you expect?

3
wombat23 (1362) - Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Almost black with a foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, dark fruits, and licorice. Taste initially follows nose, but then finishes extremely sugary and sweet. A bit of a letdown.

2.8
darbeer75 (887) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Aroma: extreme maltiness and booziness; Appearance: almost pitch black with off white head and some lacing; Taste: I understand why they use "massive" in all the descriptions; very sweet and malty without much depth; Palate: very heavy body with long, sweet/boozy finish; Overall: too overwhelming; would not buy again.

3.9
wxman (1813) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2016
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a totally opaque black with a thin light tan head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit. Taste is roasted/burnt malt, molasses, caramel, dark fruit, coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Robust, compelling and very satisfying as a real sipper. Hang on, it’s so good.

3.4
Linnet (1813) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2016
Licorice, tar, soy sauce, coffee, pungent alcohol, resin and spruce. Black colour, tan head, lacing. Immensely sweet, lots of honey, salty, soft bite, coffee and roastiness, quite boozy. Extremely fullbodied, chewy, soft carbonation, sugary warming finish. Interesting, but too dominated by alcohol and sugar.

4
alvaro78 (477) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2016
En nariz fruta madura pasas y ciruelas Buen aspecto poca capa espuma En boca muy maltosa, ciruela pasas y los esteres típico de las belgas ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Heavy coffee and roast envelop this behemoth, soon making room for grassy hops and their salient bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam sits atop the brown-edged black.
-The body is viscous and feels a bit rough.
-Some warming is present, obviously, but not nearly as much as expected.
-The flavor profile is impressively balanced despite all that’s going on.
-Earthy accents are also tasted, probably given by the chosen coffee.

Bottle.

3.7
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Aroma is espresso, taste is very strong espresso, lots of coffee, taste is similar to an imperial stout.


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