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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
From the blackest depths of the brewhouse comes Damien, Child of Darkness. Spawned from the usually discarded remnants of Darkness, Damien is a dry-hopped black ale. Flavors of roasted malt and dark brown sugar suffocated by aromas of tangerine and pine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (404) - North Branch, USA - APR 1, 2015
On tap at surlys tap room Smells like a imperial stout, but tastes like a black ipa. Nice beer

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (24008) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Draft at the source. Black color, big beige head. Aroma of one and burnt espresso. Taste has huge roast, bitter coffee, bitter pine finish. Very tasty.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
saltyseadog (65) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2016
750ml bottle from Windsor Hy-Vee in a Sam Smith pint glass. Smells of milk chocolate, warm milk, plums, raisins, caramel, vanilla, soy sauce and wet earth. Pours the color of new motor oil with two fingers of pillowy head and a trace of carbonation on the sides of the glass. Rich lactic caramel and vanilla up front, followed by medium-roast coffee with a hint of ripe fruit mid-palate and a lingering cafe au lait finish. Astonishingly light- to medium bodied, creamy, slightly sweet and mouth-coating. A fascinating brew. Its not Darkness to be sure, not even something Id say that aspires to be Darkness, but rather something surprisingly light and balanced for a dark beer, with vague hints and traces of the deep rich sinfulness that Darkness is. I like it. I like it a lot. Its certainly a lot cheaper and a lot easier to open than those wax-sealed Darkness bottles. Thanks again Surly!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1704) - 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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (563) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6668) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Aroma is pine, dark malts and uniquely perfumed. The flavor is earthy/dark malts, grapefruit, citrus and a mix of dryish and bitter/tart in the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1860) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - NOV 27, 2013
This does not remind me of a black IPA, but is certainly respectable. Deep chocolate aroma. Medium full body with good hop flavor to counter the porter style malts. Finish is warm and bittersweet. Nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (18021) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller, Aarhus. Nice head with good suration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, lots of hops, caramel, fruits and has a long bitter finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (13889) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2016
Draught. Creamy offwhite good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Dark coffe notes but it realy workes. Heavy bitter wonderfull complex flavor. Long great finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13538) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods Milwaukee. Black, large foamy brown head, good retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, tangerine. The taste is roasted malt, citrus, chocolate. Medium bodied, smooth, well balanced. Solid.


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