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First Look: Surly Darkness 2013 Artwork


Surly Darkness 2013 looms. One of the most sought after Russian Imperial Stouts arrives in October. Release day, dubbed “Darkness Day” sees somewhere in the neighborhood of 8,000 bottles released. Surly Darkness ranks among the top rated beers on planet earth.

Brewcifer, Lord of Darkness
From the depths of the Brewhouse he arises! Enveloped in raging flames, his shadowy visage commands submission to the dark nectar in his goblet. Brewcifer holds before you a massively opaque black brew with notes of chocolate, coffee, dried tart cherries and raisins.The thick body of this Russian Imperial Stout finishes sweet, with a piney resinous hop character. Brewcifer commands that you enjoy this creation in a tulip glass, to capture the complex aromas and flavors. Brewcifer would suggest that you share with a friend, Brewcifer doesn’t want you to be a jerk. Each year, we select a different artist to create a Darkness-inspired monstrosity. This year’s fiery creature is from the dark imagination of local artist Josh “Jawsh” Lemke. .

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, 2013

9.8% ABV