arminjewell (5586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour on tap, reddish dark brown pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big dark bakers chocolate, roast, big coffee note into a bit of vanilla bean, nice nutty note as well. Taste is a mix of big dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa powder into a bit of vanilla, roast, some acidic dark malt, hints of nuts, finishing slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Good stuff.
BeerBeforeH20 (119) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is incredible. Aroma of very dark chocolate, sweet malts, and coffee. Taste is out of this world, great coffee and chocolate taste witha a very balanced finish. I love bender and this just steps it up multiple notches....this might be my new favorite beer. Wish I had more! On tap at pizza luce by the way, go there !
sherm1016 (1035) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Butcher and the Boar. Pours a clear, brown color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, maybe some vanilla. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, dark chocolate, some coffee, some malty nuttiness, with a sweet, chocolate finish. Very tasty.
eginsburg (3) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heavy cacao aroma. Silky smooth. Like drinking the best cup of coffee youíve had, but in beer form. Just enough cacao and vanilla sweetness to balance the bitterness really well.
cards04 (1398) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love bender and all variations that Iíve tried. Aromas of great coffee and milk chocolate. Flavors are cold coffee and darker chocolate. Delicious!
northropfrye (1888) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Major coffee and cocoa aroma. Dark brown body. Tastes like a Coffee Crisp bar. Nice. On tap at surly tap room.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, superb cacao nibs, milk chocolate, light coffee, very nice. In mouth, a nice light cacao with caramel malt, light vanilla, very smooth and silky. On tap at End of Everything beer fest Dec 22 2013.
sudsnbudsMN (4) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The easiest thing about submitting this portion of my radio is that I canít say enough about the delicious ness of this beer. I would be very sad if this beer disappeared or was never bottled or canned. Hopefully it everyone who reads this will understand how much I actually enjoy drinking this beer. 1 word = DELICIOUS!
steeleliver (116) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really solid stout, hampered only by itís palate. I think the texture was a bit too watery, albeit smooth. May have been due to it being the end of a keg. Pour was dark brown, very white thick head. TAste was not bitter or smoky as expected, hints of vanilla, chocolate, and coffee.
On tap at Chino Latino.
bp (776) - Queens, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: pours dark brown with a thin white head, coffee aroma and taste with a bit of the vanilla. More or less like coffee bender to me.