Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Thanks, Corey, for bringing this to DC! Clear golden copper color, white edge head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is fruity caramel with a burnt edge. crossovert (14135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Draft. Just a poorly executed dunkel. Not sure if it was lagered in oak but judging by the tartness I would say no. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Draft. Medium beige head atop lightly hazed dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some spicy, light wood, earthy. Taste is medium sweet, orange, spicy, some bread/caramel, wood, light earthy, wood sourness. Light-medium body, low carbonation. j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 29, 2010
On tap at the Map Room. Pours a ruby and crimson hued brown with a medium sized beige and tan head. Toast, light roast, malt, and a little lemon. Malty, lightly tart, as if there was some acidulated malt in there. Light coffee and cocoa. Finishes dry with some toast and a bit more roast. Decent brown, but not mind boggling. Probably better than an average brown, but not what I think of in terms of quality when I think of Surly. deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap at SPSBF. Pours a clear deep red with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some dark grains with a bit of smokiness and a backing earthing oak note. Flavor again has dark grains with a hint of dark fruit and a good amount of oak barrel underlying.
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
on tap @Churchkey-lt tan-amber. A-med fruit, grain/med malt. T-med fruit, grain/med malt, some spice/herbal hops. BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Stub’s. Dark brown pour with a small white head. Aroma is bread and caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and carbonated. Taste is caramel and malt. Decent. cubs (10742) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Tap @ Grumpys NE. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with a light brown head. Somewhat nutty, mild caramel, fairly dry, toasted malty aroma. A touchfruity, orange, a touch sweet malty, light chocolate, light caramel, a bit woody flavor. Ok. solidfunk (9734) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Pours amber. Smells a little roasty. Not sure what to say other than it’s a bit sweet and the texture is watery. Tap takeover at Churchkey. arminjewell (9729) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2010
Pours reddish black with thin off white head, aroma is fairly lacking but has some notes of oak and dark fruit. Taste up front is biscuity and bready malt, going into a bit of dark fruit sweetness that finishes a bit smoky and dry from the oak. Good tasting, great sessionable brew, but overall nothing too amazing here flavor-wise.