Surly Darkness 2012 looms. One fo the most sought after Russian Imperial Stouts arrives next month. Release day, dubbed “Darkness Day” is coming on October 27, 2012. Each year (or judging by the most recent), around 8,000 bottles are released. Surly Darkness ranks among the top rated beers on planet earth.
The lycanthropes gather under the full moon at Surly Brewing Company, awaiting their transformation. Though they fear the light, they yearn for the Darkness that will soon wash over them. Drawn together to share the night, their stories and their treasure, they know Darkness will soon be theirs. It is as black as the sky on a moonless night, but these souls aren’t so lucky. Their metamorphosis is imminent, but they all agree that it is a price they are each willing to pay.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Hops: Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe
Malts: Pale, Golden Promise, Crystal, Oats, Black, Chocolate, Roast, Dark candi sugar
Yeast: English Ale Yeast
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Limited Draft
Arrival: October 27, 2012
The label is badass for sure, but I’m still partial to last years…