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RATINGS: 802   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2011
From can, yet another note from Dark Lord Day. Solid brown with a very thin head poured from half a can. Smell is quite alcoholic. Like a stout with all the bitter, roasty malt removed. This sample has gone a little bit flat. The mouthfeel is surprisingly light for what this is. Tends toward malt with just enough hops to keep it from sweetness. Goes down quite easily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2015
16 oz can. Canned on 07/24/15. Thanks a lot Timo A! Clear dark red color with a tiny light tan head. The aroma is dry hops, mild bitterness, dryness, berries and malt. The flavor is dry hops, berry hops, some sweetness and dry maltiness. More Red Ale than Brown Ale to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Urbanhermit (19) - Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Wasn't sure what to expect but pleasantly surprised. Not much aroma but it might have been that I didn't let it warm up. Mouthfeel good. Taste yum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (2269) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2015
nice super hoppy brown ale. has a nice nutty hoppy finish with some roasted malt notes. smells nutty and hoppy. pours almost black with a really thick lacey brown head. had out of a can at home.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tompete (255) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is thick with dark roasty bread and toddy notes. Body is medium to heavy. Flavour is malty and rich. Finish is thick as well and only slightly sweet, with a drying feeling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3167) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
A can in Minnesota airport Good tan head and lace, thick dark brown pour, aroma of chocolate and roasted malt, good thick malty body with plenty off roasted malt and chocolate,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3582) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Can at home picked up in Minnesota. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and sticky lacing. Cookie malt, brown sugar, sweet dough, some pepper, and light earthiness in the aroma. Taste is brown malty, roasty, toasted bread, light cocoa, grass, and brown sugar with a slightly bitter finish. Light body with high carbonation. Pretty good - very hoppy for the style - would benefit greatly from a thicker body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4481) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Can. Pours cola brown with light beige head. Aroma is chocolate, oats, light roasted malts, faint prune, faint tobacco, and faint lactose. Flavor is dry and a little ashy with good chocolate notes, soft sweetness, and a good creamy finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2902) - New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Can at home. Deep brown pour. Nose is cocoa and cookies. Tastes of chocolate chip cookies, caramel, plum, roasted malt, some resin, cocoa, and coffee. Fine smooth palate slight bite. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (356) - USA - JUN 3, 2015
On tap at Ike’s in the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. Fantastic head, thick and sulfur in queue, capping a stunning, nutmeg-brown liquid. The aroma is amazing, caramel, vanilla, some Belgian dough, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite accents to a beer. The taste is a lightly sweetened umami, savory with a bit of dessert accent; The flavor mirroring the aroma almost exactly and delivering delicious layers of experience. The medium body is a perfect, and the carbonation is spot on. I would definitely buy this again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2720) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Dark, dark brown pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Huge malty aroma. Big malty flavor. Sweet malty finish.

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