TimGustavo (5) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great coffee and chocolate smell. Dark brown appearance with tan head. Coffee and lovely chocolate taste that’s mildly bitter. My favorite version of Bender!
deyholla (7370) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep brown with a creamy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma combines bitter chocolate and coffee with a backing of dark grains and light roast. Flavor has more coffee with a growing chocolate and some dark grains backing.
jkwalking05 (4012) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Surly Brewing. Black with a decent beige head. Aroma is of cocoa, vanilla, coffee, chocolate bread, and roasted malts. Taste is of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, toast, light earth, burnt caramel.
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a dark ruby brown color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty strong cacao aroma. Fruity malty cacao and vanilla flavor with bitter hints. Has a fruity malty cacao finish.
Defreni (2712) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fad: Brun klar øl med et fint skumhoved. Masser af kakao i duften, men samtidig er den også bakket op af et godt skud citrushumle som gør at øllen ikke kammer over. Meget fin øl og meget drikbar.
baraciisch (2157) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in color, light tan head... Aroma of coffee, cocoa, vanilla, roasted malts... Flavor is sweet roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, cocoa, light chocolate finish... Really nice
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wilnatp (630) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Taste is a bit thin for the darkness. Great pour. Glad I sampled and I will get again.
Shaunmaloney (38) - Kasson, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at binkies. Dark brown pour with nice head. Awesome coffee and vanilla nose. Clean, crisp, coffee finish. I have had this the last few years and dare to say as a coffee lover this is the best yet. A nice surprise, well done Surly! Cheers!
piscator34 (2021) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Ruby brown in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate milk powder, pale malt, and a touch of roast. Fairly milk chocolate focused in the mouth, along with elements of vanilla, minerals and red grape. Slick bodied, but the finish is refreshing and dry. I still prefer coffee Bender, but this isn’t too far off in terms of quality.
Rasmus40 (12343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Mikkeller, Stefansgade. Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, cocoa and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and short finish. 211114