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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Get Surly! Here’s what happens when substance meets smooth. This oatmeal brown ale defies traditional categories. Bender begins crisp and lightly hoppy, complemented by the velvety sleekness oats deliver. Belgian and British malts usher in cascades of cocoa, coffee, caramel, and hints of vanilla and cream. An easy-drinking ale with many layers of satisfaction.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3662) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Can at home picked up in Minnesota. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and sticky lacing. Cookie malt, brown sugar, sweet dough, some pepper, and light earthiness in the aroma. Taste is brown malty, roasty, toasted bread, light cocoa, grass, and brown sugar with a slightly bitter finish. Light body with high carbonation. Pretty good - very hoppy for the style - would benefit greatly from a thicker body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4629) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Can. Pours cola brown with light beige head. Aroma is chocolate, oats, light roasted malts, faint prune, faint tobacco, and faint lactose. Flavor is dry and a little ashy with good chocolate notes, soft sweetness, and a good creamy finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3047) - New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Can at home. Deep brown pour. Nose is cocoa and cookies. Tastes of chocolate chip cookies, caramel, plum, roasted malt, some resin, cocoa, and coffee. Fine smooth palate slight bite. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (402) - USA - JUN 3, 2015
On tap at Ike’s in the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. Fantastic head, thick and sulfur in queue, capping a stunning, nutmeg-brown liquid. The aroma is amazing, caramel, vanilla, some Belgian dough, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite accents to a beer. The taste is a lightly sweetened umami, savory with a bit of dessert accent; The flavor mirroring the aroma almost exactly and delivering delicious layers of experience. The medium body is a perfect, and the carbonation is spot on. I would definitely buy this again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2782) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Dark, dark brown pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Huge malty aroma. Big malty flavor. Sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4394) - Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2015
16 oz can from Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits into a pint glass. Dark brown and pretty clear appearance with a light brown head and light lacing. Aroma and flavor of toffee, vanilla, dark fruits, cocoa, caramel, earthy hops and dark malts. Similar flavor, moderately sweet with a mild bitter finish. Medium body. The coffee version is much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1528) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
16oz can pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Rich maltiness, mild hops. A little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshmcg000 (380) - Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2015
Pours very dark amber with tan head. Aroma is mostly english malts, not getting much else. Light body, with a crisp citrus hoppyness. little bit of toffee on the malt side, some caramel. Vanilla and coffee. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
earth wood cherries pine,malty a touch sweet. Awesome. Totally amazing example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadShaolin (100) - - MAR 15, 2015
Cola like appearance. Great lacing. Smell that British toast and delicate malt, cocoa and vanilla. Smells as taste. Lots of vanilla on the front. Softer coffee in the back. Could use more coffee ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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