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RATINGS: 765   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2798) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (325) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 2, 2014
Can from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Dark red-brown, clear body, with a big, creamy, brown head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, earth, dark berries, some roast. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, nuts, wood, earth, berries, some citric hops. Mouthfeel is light, slick, with a moderate carbonation and it finishes medium bitter-roasty, also with dark chocolate and some fruity notes. Nice! Quaffable, well balanced between sweet and roasty and with interesting earthy notes. Pretty light mouthfeel, but that’s typical of this style. Overall a great, far beyond average Brown Ale!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1110) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma has that sweet malty notes up front along with some nuts, toffee and some weak roasted notes. Also some weak hope notes and sweeter fruits as well. Taste is sweet, yet roasty and bitter. Some coffee is detectable here as well as caramel, sweeter fruits and hops. Nice interpretation of the IMO boring style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (720) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Draft. Dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma toffee, caramel, and malt. Medium body, toffee, caramel, toasted malt, some molasses, and a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (500) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 1, 2014
Can. Dark brown nearly black body with tan head. Aroma is malts with some caramel and hints of coffee. Taste is lightly roasted malts with coffee and caramel. Aftertaste is very smooth with medium bitterness and loads of caramel and coffee. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
Canned from Mikkeller&Friends Dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate and dark toffee in the aroma. Toffee in the flavour along with tidbits and some peaty, tar-notes. Light bitterness and fresh palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (332) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 9/7-14. Can from Mikkeller & Friends Bottle Shop. Aroma: Hoppy, caramel, licorice, chocolate. Taste: Chocolate, notes of nuts and caramel. Body is medium, the finish is medium bitter with notes of chocolate and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1873) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
Mahogany brown in color... Aroma of oats, roasted malts, nuts... Flavor is fairly nutty, nice oatmeal smooth mouthfeel, lots of nuts on the finish... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
screigh (459) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a hazy brown with some ruby highlights. Some floaters and some chunks on the bottom of the glass. Thin off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, malty and caramel. Thin watery mouth-feel. A strange tartness in the beginning followed by a mellow caramel flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1520) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Medium-brown in color with orange hues, this looks like a light-bodied, wet brown ale. The nose is powerful, fruity, slightly sour, malty, and distinctive. As clean and wet as it looks it’s soft and almost chewy in the mouth and it reminds me a little of an oatmeal cookie. It’s very English, but refreshing and makes for a nice English-style summer session ale. A dry character finishes the beer, but it’s still clean and delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (600) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
16fl oz can. Pours a clear, deep ruby/caramel with a one finger, tan head that laces. Aroma has notes of caramel, dark fruits, smooth roasted malts, and some fruity esters. Taste is balanced. Again, fruity English yeast taste with smooth caramel blended with mild roasted malts. Mild aftertaste. Low-medium body with a medium carbonation. Smooth in the mouth. Very drinkable. Overall a really nice brown. Super drinkable with smooth flavours of mild roasted malts, caramel, and fruity, English ale yeast. Yum.


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