Week 45 of 52

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says Best beer ever

November 10th, 2008

This beer is amazing.  Like a ton of bricks balanced on a tightrope.  Love it.

says bigness

November 8th, 2008

Had it at the Muddy Pig – where the glassware always smells a little like their detergent.  Hey at least it’s clean! 

Everything seems to be in balance with this one.  It’s easy to drink and packs a punch; a huge beer in palatable form.  I can’t think of anything bad about my Darkness experience.  I may have expected a more extreme beer from Surly, but was even more pleased to get a great beer that was good all-around.   

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says Darkness Reigns!

November 7th, 2008

Surly’s best, in my opinion, but definitely not a session beer.  One is good for me.  I think it’s still available at Cafe Twenty-Eight, and for sure it’s on tap at Common Roots Cafe…

I love this stuff.   ‘Nuff said.

says Hell yeah

November 6th, 2008

This years’ release of Darkness is much more accessible and sessionable than 07 in my opinion (altho I liked last years better I think), while still packing a wallop of malts and hops to enjoy. Chilled and in a pint glass it was incredible; I can only imagine how good it will be at 55 degrees and in a nice tulip glass. Proper. Grab a glass while supplies last.

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says My Perfect Beer

November 6th, 2008

Sweet, dark, a little creamy, smooth finish, strong as hell. “Intensely flavored” is damn right. PERFECT.

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says There’s still some left!

November 6th, 2008

If you haven’t had a chance to try Surly Darkness, it’s still on tap at a few bars. 8th Street Grill downtown Minneapolis and Blue Nile on Franklin to name a couple. Check the list on Surly’s site for more, but be sure to call ahead as many have run out.

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