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  1. Greg says:

    Well done!

  2. Duke says:

    Who cares whats in the bottle, I only want it because it makes me look edgy and cool!

  3. Andy S says:

    Good looking label….love the beer.

  4. beerfan says:

    I guess it’s NOT a RIS after all.

  5. Duke says:

    Yeah, I guess it isnt?

  6. surlybrewer says:

    TTB requires something and that was the best option,this is the first year we had to get TTB approval.
    Nice job,I’m glad you are looking out for us ilikebeerbutonlywhatilikeiscool aka beerfan
    TTB must not be BJCP certified I guess…..

    Cheers! 😛

  7. Sean says:


  8. surlybrewer says:

    Trade and Tax Bureau,US Alcohol and Tobacco regulation dudes

  9. al says:

    Am I missing something? Doesn’t it say “Russian Imperial Stout”, right there on the label?

  10. Jono says:

    I used to like Darkness, back when it was underground, before other the great unwashed masses found out about it.


  11. Matt says:

    Wait, what? I’m with Al – I’m confused too. Did I see Surly burn beerfan up there? And do you mean to tell me that Surly doesn’t conform to the strict guidelines as to what makes a RIS?

    /sarcasm as well

  12. DanK says:

    So does this mean that we won’t see you at Darkness Day or Surlyfest, beerfan? Bummer, I was hoping to convert you into wearing trendy clothing and drinking only Surly. Because that’s what I do.

  13. beerfan says:

    I got burned? Really? It was waaaay over my head and boy are my feeling hurt too.

    I just picked up 2 4 packs of Hell. Can’t wait to try one tonight and cry in my beer over all the witty sarcastic barbs.

    Based on last years Darkness I would have called it an imperial chocolate porter.

  14. surlybrewer says:

    Thanks for the suggestion beerfan, noted for next years Darkness!

    PS to all you fanboys,Cask Darkness will be at ABR

  15. beerfan says:

    Whatever I can do to help out!

  16. beerfan says:


    Quite a nice job on the Hell (which I’m not crying into because I’m not a thin-skinned pussy fanboy.)

    Can says American hops. Which hops did you use.

    This is one Surly I’d stock.

  17. surlybrewer says:

    don’t call me surely,or is that a slur?


  18. beerfan says:

    Just bad typing!

    Picked up 3 more 4 packs on the way to work this morning.

  19. beerfan says:

    Thanks for the hop info.

    All Sterling?

  20. dbrewing says:

    no hell for Duluth………..

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