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RATINGS: 799   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Can. Dark brown with a little tan head. Sweet nutty toffee plus coffee aroma-smells like it should be damn tasty. Has all of those flavors along with an ample but not biting hop presence. Smooth creamy mouthfeel that dries out enough at the finish to keep you grabbing for more. Very drinkable and very flavorful aren’t an easy combination to come up with. Great on its own and with dinner. A great drinking ale that crosses into multiple styles and pleases the palate.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tompete (244) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3014) - 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,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3348) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4251) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2708) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (305) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2607) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3443) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2015
16 oz can from Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits into a pint glass. Dark brown and pretty clear appearance with a light brown head and light lacing. Aroma and flavor of toffee, vanilla, dark fruits, cocoa, caramel, earthy hops and dark malts. Similar flavor, moderately sweet with a mild bitter finish. Medium body. The coffee version is much better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1220) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
16oz can pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Rich maltiness, mild hops. A little too sweet for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshmcg000 (373) - Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2015
Pours very dark amber with tan head. Aroma is mostly english malts, not getting much else. Light body, with a crisp citrus hoppyness. little bit of toffee on the malt side, some caramel. Vanilla and coffee. Pretty good.


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