Surly Brewing Co.
4811 Dusharme Drive
Brooklyn Park, MN
13F. Russian Imperial Stout
Slight roasted aroma, less than I thought for a R.I.S..
Some notes of chocolate as well. I'm possibly picking up
the aroma of the residual sugars.
Fantastic head from the tap. Head is a nice
brown hue. Head stays/persists as it laces
the edges of the glass.
A wonderful roasted flavor with some hop
bite on the back end (more than usual from a
R.I.S.). Definitely large amounts
of residual sugars! Slight roasted astringency,
but works well and isn't a detriment. Notes of
raisins and cherries. This darkness is one for
Very creamy! Big bodied, but not too thick at all.
Some grittiness aftertaste, but I chalk that up
to the amounts of sugars in this gem!
Overall Impression: (10/10)
This is one of the best R.I.S. I've ever had.
Balance with this is fantastic. The cherries and
raisin flavors do wonders to elevate this beer to
the top of its class. A real animal, and a real