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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
[Can] Deep brown color with a small cap of beige head. Nose is of cocoa powder, caramel and a light nuttiness. Flavors include milk chocolate, burnt caramel, vanilla, light coffee and a good malty backbone. Creamy palate. Low carbonation levels. Clean and tasty. Tasting notes from early 2012.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (252) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
Sample at Haand. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is full bodied, roasty with some coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (765) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Dark reddish brown shade with a ring of head. First thing I pick up is the hops. Kind of earthy, spicy and fruity, maybe English hops? Malt backbone is a little smoky. Clearly a fruity red grape-like influence too. Very different to what I expected, but nice once I got used to it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (424) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2014
Can, pours a nice brown with beige head, sweet taste of roasted malt, caramel, and hints of chocolate and vanilla, light bitter finish, good brown ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends. Dark brown with a small head. On the sweet side with malt, chocolate, toffee and some dried fruit. Quite soft and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Ruby brown with a tan head. Aroma is hazelnut, chocolate, caramel. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, well balanced on the palate. Taste is caramel, hazelnut, chocolate, malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3724) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen

Pours reddish with a small white head. Aroma of vegetables, berries, cold coffee, mild roastiness and syrup. Taste is smooth, syrupy and mildly roasty with some cold coffee, chocolate and syrup. Finish is sweetish and a bit stuffy with some cold coffee and syrup. A bit unbalanced and feels a bit off.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6206) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a dark brown colour with an amber hue. Aroma of red berries, fruit cake and some grass. Flavour of toasted malts, some berries, grass and dried apricot. Medium bodied and a dry, malty, bready finish. Feelds old.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5629) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends
Aroma has berries, strong malty tones and hints of cocoa. Flavour has berries, malt, some toffee and hints of minerals. Not sure about the style but this feels like doppelbock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6139) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends.
Pours dark ruby red color with a small head. Malty and coffee-infused aroma with fruits and caramel. Flavor is pretty much the same with cocoa and vanilla notes. Nice and simple.
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