Darkness 2017, Russian Imperial Stout 12% Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis MN USA.
With 2 bottleshare in one with i have more than enough to review the next days i guess, ok.. make that at least a week!
Wednesday the quarterly bottleshare from Beer Geeks was on again and yesterday we had our bottleshare with Mike, Diana, Jochem, Lianne, Monika and me.
This Darkness RIS is from the wednesday bottleshare and was shared by Ferry and came from the trade we both did with Michael how is touring the Netherlands at this moment with a group of Americans.
Surly Brewing was founded mid 2000's by Omar Ansari a homebrewer (he received his first homebtewing kit in 1994 as a gift)who decided that brewing beers and selling them would be much better than making on grinding wheels, along the way starting this up he convinced head brewer and metal guitarist Todd Haug to join him, and together they founded Surly Brewing. Starting their brewery in the Brooklyn Center. Where they still brew but in 2011 they opened a new brewery with bigger capicity to fulfill all the demands of their huge fanbase (this same fanbase helped them to open this new brewery with a strong movement for the taproom bill which made them able to open the new brewery after a long strugle)
Darkness is a full body RIS, a delicious beer with loads of roasted malts in flavor, coffee, red fruits like cherry, dark chocolate with the power of a hoppy bitter in the finish.
A great beer and it was the closing session of last wednesday bottleshare.
Thanx for sharing Ferry!
Photo location : Sonsbeek Park Arnhem the Netherlands.