Review Updated on 2018-01-05
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Rating 94
Style Russian Imperial Stout
Produced In Minnesota
United States
ABV 10%
Availability Limited

Perfect For

Cold Weather Hibernation, End of Day Sipping, Long-Term Aging

Surly Brewing Darkness 2017 Review

Few words can incapsulate Surly Brewing’s Darkness like the name of the beer itself. It’s a huge, barrel-aged Russian imperial stout that’s filled with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and dark cherry. It’s thick and barreled while somehow staying drinkable.

Darkness has been released every year since 2007, and in it’s tenth year, it’s become somewhat legendary with it’s own special release day called Darkness day. It’s easy to see why it has such a reputation with a flavor that starts out sweet and silky then transforms into chocolate and savory with a clean finish.

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Surly Brewing Darkness 2017
Few words can incapsulate Surly Brewing’s Darkness like the name of the beer itself. It’s a huge, barrel-aged Russian imperial stout that’s filled with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and dark cherry. It’s thick and barreled while somehow staying drinkable. Darkness has been released every year since 2007, and in it’s tenth year, it’s become somewhat legendary with it’s own special release day called Darkness day. It’s easy to see why it has such a reputation with a flavor that starts out sweet and silky then transforms into chocolate and savory with a clean finish.

Reviewed On: 12-13-2017
94
POINTS
Surly Brewing Darkness 2017
Few words can incapsulate Surly Brewing’s Darkness like the name of the beer itself. It’s a huge, barrel-aged Russian imperial stout that’s filled with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and dark cherry. It’s thick and barreled while somehow staying drinkable. Darkness has been released every year since 2007, and in it’s tenth year, it’s become somewhat legendary with it’s own special release day called Darkness day. It’s easy to see why it has such a reputation with a flavor that starts out sweet and silky then transforms into chocolate and savory with a clean finish.

Reviewed On: 12-13-2017