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RATINGS: 822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Wanted this beer to impress me more. Appearance is a nice dark brown with some light coming through. The head has nice tight bubbles off white in color. Aroma is very simple with caramel maltiness followed by some nuttiness. The taste is where I wanted more as I didn’t get much complexity. I did get some nice nuttiness but not much else but mild hop and some cola on the finish. A nice sessionable beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1712) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Can. A- Oak, subtle booze, fruit esters, chocolate. A- Brown mahogany color, clear liquid, tan head. T- Caramel, malty, subtle fruits. P- Medium body, slightly thin texture, average carbonation, complex finish O- Easily one of the best brown ales I’ve had. Didn’t get any coffee, vanilla, or anything really that I expected. Instead it smelled and tasted like a lighter bodied scotch ale. Quite frankly, I don’t care as it was tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (4105) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Can thanks to trade with HuskerTan! Pours a slightly hazy deep brown with thin wispy tan head. Aroma of dark roast coffee and a hint of clean fruity esters. Taste follows, mild and clean. Decent brown ale, but not sure the hype is there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Dark, toasted malts, light chocolate, some coffee. Hazy, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. Bitterness intensifies, more dark, toasted malts, cereals, coffee, light cacao, medium carbonation, medium bodied. Nice Brown Ale, well-balanced. Keg at the brewery, Minneapolis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3424) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Brown pour with a kaki head. Malty aromas. Caramel malts, toffee, and hints of orange peel. Good body and mouthfeel. Smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7695) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Not a whole lot too this. Light roast and lots of mash malt. Might be better fresh, but not a top brown ale for me. Dark mahogany pour. Tangy mash finish. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (1409) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Merci à Stéphane pour cette canette pour le moins... étonnante. Liquide brun foncé et translucide. Des arômes de sucre d’orge, de cerises au marasquin, de malts sucrés et sans subtilité. Peu ou pas de goût. Un peu de café peut-être et d’amertume qui provient d’on ne sait où. Pas de houblons, ni de torréfaction. Une amertume cheap. Finale mince de vieilles chaussettes. Moche moche moche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2520) - JAPAN - JUN 2, 2016
Wow. This is much better for mine than the coffee version. Big, tawny body, lots of caramel and dark mats, almost stout like.Drinks much bigger than 5 %. World class.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ozzy70 (839) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Sample from can. Pours dark brown, tan head. Aroma was malty, hazelnuts and vanilla. Taste was sweet and malty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
renebb86 (2) - - APR 23, 2016 does not count
Lata de 480 ml conseguida en Ultramarinos Franco, Ciudad de México. Aroma a nueces, vainilla, ciruelas, caramelo. Notas a caramelo, cacao, vainilla, tal vez un poco de canela. Perfectamente balanceada y facil de beber en cualquier ocasión. Mis respetos para Surly Brewing Co!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (730) - randers, DENMARK - APR 21, 2016
pour red brown with a light tan head. cocoa, and light caramel aroma, Taste light sweet with bitter notes. medium bodied, average carbonation.

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