arnold931 (1111) - Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours clear super dark ruby with very thin off white head. Nose is chocolate, some roast and dark fruit. Taste is chocolate and caramel. Good.
ARH (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can, not poured. For the appearance, Iím going to give it an average rating based on other reviews. The aromas are mild with notes of oats, herbs, caramel, a bit of ash, and some chocolate. Itís medium sweet and bitter, with perhaps a touch more bitterness. Itís smooth with a fuzzy and lightly fizzy carbonation. The medium-light body is roasty with herbal notes, chocolate, coffee, molasses, and secondary touches of vanilla, and cream (and perhaps even some coconut). The finish is ash and herbs and the ash lingers with coffee and a slight tobacco.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can at Newtís in Rochester, Minnesota, served in a pint glass. Pours clear reddish brown with a large tan head that fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves lots of fine lace. The nose has lots of herbal hops, bready malts, oatmeal and earth along with a mild resinous hoppy note. The flavour is mildly sweet throughout with brown sugar and nutty, bready malts; this is paired up with a slight resinous hoppy note. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, toasted malts and perhaps coconut come through as well. The finish is long and balanced, with vanilla, cocoa, resin and pine. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture. Overall, a decent nut brown ale-meets-oatmeal stout. 2014-12-15
Atom (1976) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can pours a dark brown with Amber highlights and a large khaki head. Aroma of molasses, caramel, and cocoa. Taste similar to aroma with some dry bitter hops and a smooth palate. A nice brown.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5973) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 16oz can this beer poured a dark brown color with a large creamy orange-brown head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was somewhat bitter with floral hops, sour dark fruits and toffee. The flavor was tangy and sour with malt, oatmeal, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, nut and a bit of sour dark fruits. Long finish. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Interesting.
djd07 (7232) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to Will. Very dark brown. Medium beige head. Roasted. A little bit of wood in there. Nice bitter roastiness but not smooth like coffee.
Nische (1509) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Mikkeller Stockholm. Brown pour with very small head. Nutty aroma and taste with some caramel, light coffee and chocolate. Light and tasty.
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Julie think its a smooth light hoppy brown sle. Julie gives a 3.8
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bergstaden (1959) - RÝros, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Olmost black with a brown head - Good malt aroma - Good malt body with some roasted malt, caramel and chcoloate, with some bitterness - Roasted malt goes into the finish - This was good
ronaldtheriot (1634) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Surly Bender has a thick, beige, crackling, foam head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, brown appearance, and substantial lacing left on the glass. Aroma is of rich, sweet, malty, brown bread, and the flavor is of the same elements, with wonderful, non-fruity and non-piney, straightforward bitterness. The oats also shine through, as one sips it down. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit velvety. Surly Bender finishes semi-wet and easy drinking. RJT