I honestly have ZERO homebrewing experience, but want to get into it soon. Obviously, this beer wouldn't be done on my first brewing attempt, but it my favorite beer that I one day hope to replicate.
I hope that some of you have had Darkness so that you can provide some good info on how to come up with something similar once I finally do step up to the appropriate level. Who knows, maybe someone else has wanted to try to brew this also and they can get a head start.
Info from the Surly website:
STYLE: Russian Imperial Stout/American Double Stout
MALT: Pale Ale, Golden Promise , Crystal, Dark Crystal, Oats, Black, Chocolate, Roast
SUGAR: Belgian Dark Candi Sugar
HOPS: Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe
YEAST: English Ale
OG: 29° Plato
ABV: 9.8 % v/v
COLOR: 55 ºL