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RATINGS: 756   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Get Surly! Hereís 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (976) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Can (canned 12/30/13) poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours dark brown almost black with just over a finger of light tan head, good lacing. Much better head and lacing than Coffee Bender. Aromas of caramel, toffee, sweet malt, light vanilla. Tasting notes of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, some dark fruit, bits of milk chocolate, subtle coffee, light piney hops. Creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty nice, definitely can tell the differences between this and Coffee Bender.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (127) - Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Deep brown body topped by foamy khaki head. Amazing lace. Oats, roasted malt, coffee nose. Coffee, caramel, creamy flavors with a hint of vanilla and cocoa. Velvety smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewHaMeister (153) - - FEB 28, 2014
16oz can pours a dark cola brown with a small head and little lacing. Aromas of toasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and leather. Slightly bitter malt flavor with a nice finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Scopeyís 5000th rate. Cheers to Leighton I think. Pours dark brown with a dense beige head. Nose is full of heavily roasted coffee beans, melted caramel and some mild aniseed. Taste is more or less the same but has some more balance to the coffee notes. Drinks well with fine carbonation and a mild bitter finish. Solid drop

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnymusky (168) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Tasty oatmeal brown ale...pours dark brown to black...minimal head...tastes of vanilla oatmeal caramel.....some lacing.....very tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Great British style brown ale. Coffee, oatmeal, and earthy scent. Beautiful color.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (240) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Very smooth and drinkable. Kind of a mix of a stout, porter and ale. Dark roasted malts with a nice hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
One of the best brown ales Iíve ever enjoyed. Itís more complex and flavorful than many that Iíve had. Itís very sweet but it also has a bit of spice. This is one of those beers that unveils something new in each sip. Consequently, itís also one of those beers that disappears way too quickly.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Can from Binnys Southloop. Poured clear dark dark brown with solid tan head. Laces well. Aroma includes roasted malt, choc, mild resin. Med carb and body. Drying slight bitter taste. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1608) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can poured into an English Pint glass. Pours translucent dark brown with big off-white head. Light nut aroma, medium/light body, lower carbonation, and nice big bubble lacing. Taste is nuts, herbal hops, and slightly bitter finish.


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