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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2007
Canned - Chris O shindig 2007 - A dark brown beer with hints of purple. The aroma is malty and has big alcohol notes. Seems very Barley winish in the nose. Big flavours also. Hops, malt and alcohol. Really cannot believe this is a 5.1% Brown Ale. Amazing brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12955) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
Dark chestnut beer with a small off-white head. Malt and dried fruit in the nose. Thin malty flavour with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2817) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Pours a small tan head, good retention and some skinny stringy lace to boot. Clear brown brew with a pretty red hue. Nose is caramelly, lightly nutty and grainy. Medium bodied, pretty damn smooth, lightly creamy. Notes of roast, caramel, cocoa and faint bitter sweet chocolate , maybe some toffee notes as well. Finish is almost dry, roasty and lasting. One nice Brown Ale. footbalm delivered this baby. Thanks Eric!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Thanks to Ian for smuggling this back from Sturgis. Pours a nice dark brown with a small dark head. Some Chocolate malt, coffee, and I guess oatmeal in the nose. Tingly carbonation in the mouth with chocoalte malt, coffee, and a hint of vanilla. Nice tinge of coffee in the aftertaste. I have been waiting to try this brewery and it certainly did not disappoint. This is a very complex beer and I think a few more would help me get a better understanding of all the flavors. This was a great beer for my number 99!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Thanks to toncatcher for sharing. Nice sweet flacors of some caramel and vanilla. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Can sampled with Mad_indian, thanks to Faro99 for sending this to me. Pours Mahogany with a beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, slight roast, and piney hops. The flavor is sweet caramel, nuts, roast, and finishes with a citrusy bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Iím surprised to see this is a "brown ale," because I had it on tap and it looked and tasted like a stout. As such, it was a good, solid, hearty stout, but without much complexity. The aroma and taste had plentiful roasty malts with some distinct coffee notes. It had a relatively clean finish for a stout(but I guess thatís because itís a brown ale). I probably wouldnít go out of my way for this, but itís good choice when itís available

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
16 oz can shared with toncatcher. Nice chocolate and nutty aromas. Nice head on the brown pour. But the flavor just didnít do it for me. I am just not a brown ale fan. Probally deserves better rating than this, but I am just not a big fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Can sampled with stegosaurus, care of faro99 trade. Mahogany pour chocolate roast aroma. Taste is pretty much thesame with a hint of coffee. Alittle thin for my taste but good none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Can from Footbalm - Thanks! Pours a dark brown with a modest tan head. Light lacing. My first impression is the aroma of wheat bread with some nuts, as well as a little maltiness. Tastes of a brown ale with solid malt, toffee, roasted nuts, and some bittersweet cocoa. Nice creamy feel.

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