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RATINGS: 757   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3615) - 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 (5946) - 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 (5426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 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 (5855) - 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barnoloid (115) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
Can poured into pint glass. Deep brown pour with a tanned head and nice mild carbonation. Sits nicely in between a porter and brown ale style. Heavily roasted with chocolate malts right upfront in the palate. Medium mouthfeel with a slight sweet note that breaks this ahead of similar ales - perfect for a chilled Spring evening.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa, coffee, & some nuts; Flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, hops, coffee, some caramel, and nuts; Dry finish; Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2144) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
Can. Deep brown liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of bread, chocolate, dried fruit, caramel, toffee and light fruity hops. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of chocolate, dried fruit, bread and toffee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1190) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
Extra from bobbyD. Has a sweet malty woody taste and aroma. Average craft brown taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (360) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
On tap at Ike’s at MSP. Pours brown with a reddish tint; tan foamy head with nice lacing. Aroma is somewhat subdued, but toasted malt, caramel, and lactose hit the nose. Taste follows suit finishing with a mildly bitter dry finish. Body seems a bit on the light side to me. Crisp carbonation. Good brown ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACD (618) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 9, 2014
Can. Deep mahogany. Oaky nose, with caramel and light vanilla; dark spices and sweet resiny pine. Caramel up front in the taste, crunchy almost nutty maltiness. Vanilla and light oak add to the sweetness. Depth of flavour comes with a big piney hit and dark fruit character. Medium body. Lingering caramel, fruit and pine. Great stuff


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