Habanero (4639) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2016
Bottled & tap. Deep brown body with a small, tan lacing head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and citrus notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily textute and soft carbonation.. An excellemt BIPA. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Aroma - slight coffee, light accompanying hops. Slightly earthy.
Appearance - the body is black, the head is beige 2", and fades into a nice foam.
Taste - has a slightly earthy nature combined with coffee, some floral hops, some mild hops, and a little spice.
Palate - the body is medium, the texture is silky, carbonation is average, the finish is only slightly astringent. Headbanger (3992) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2016
22oz bottle 11/21/16 (Binny’s Montgomery)-44° in Shaker-Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of hops, malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste of the same. this light to medium bodied brew is well balanced and downright tasty. Obfuscate (568) - Minneapolis, - NOV 19, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2016 Another solid beer from Surly. This ones not too hoppy more malt forward. Burnt toffee, oak, some mild citrus hops. Goes down easy for the style. MetalNHopHead (1891) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 16, 2016
Compared to Surly’s usual level of hop aggression, Damien is a pretty smooth beer. Darkness is on the horizon for me, but I haven’t tasted it yet. Still, the fact that its mere leftovers can tame hop bitterness by the likes of Surly definitely says something about the brew’s strength. That’s not to say there isn’t a hop presence. There is. Pine and citrus notes in the flavor and aroma. Mainly, though, there’s a lot of bittersweet chocolate and dark fruit flavoring. Feel is creamy yet not as heavy as some of the overcharged Black IPA’s. Hey, the greatest sins are ever so inviting.
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2016
bomber from my boy Ian....pours black with creamy head...nose is all pine....mouth is roasted malt hops and chocolate...good stuff. gopherfan99 (1776) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Tap; pours black with a beige head; aroma of roasted malts, pine, coffee, and hints of citrus; taste is more bitter than sweet with roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate with hints of brown sugar and citrus; finish is bitter with some pine notes kaser (6220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Black draft pour from tap at Northdown Tap. Tan head. Creamy milky and cocoa. Light. Really good. pineypower (3295) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Tap at Golden Nugget Minnesota. Pours out pretty much black with a small white head. Aroma is of some roast, coffee, dark chocolate, light bitterness. Taste is solid, pretty much a dumbed down darkness. Burnt roasty malts, light coffee, chocolate, licorice, molasses. Pretty solid, definitely flavorful. ctipping (1930) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2016
750 mL bottle. Pours black with an ample khaki head. Smells of nutty and lightly nutty malts. Tastes of light roasted malt. A little creamy with some very light chocolate. Just a bit of pine hops. Really not a very dynamic flavor. Light body. Kinda boring. Not a black IPA, really. I know it’s not supposed to be a heavy beer, but this is pretty watery and bland.