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RATINGS: 763   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (258) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Very smooth and drinkable. Kind of a mix of a stout, porter and ale. Dark roasted malts with a nice hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (711) - 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 (471) - 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 (5586) - 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 (286) - 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 (1801) - 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 (455) - 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 (1518) - 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 (564) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
Poured dark reddish brown with a beige froth. Aroma of sweet roast malt, dark chocolate, coffee, mocha. Medium body, very smooth, flavour as the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6283) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
16oz can, canned 5/02/14. Thanks to Scott L. for sharing. Brown color, with a good thin khaki head, that leaves good thicker lace. Good chocolate, nutty notes. Light to medium body. Awesome full mouthfeel, nice creamy texture to it. Definitely smooth. Get some of that oatmeal, works great. Hints of dark fruit. Light dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Fantastic brown ale. Super smooth and easy drinking, yet such awesome full flavor. Would be a great one to enjoy with some food, I imagine.


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