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RATINGS: 721   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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This beer is our regular Bender beer with a cold-press coffee-brewing process. We steep 20 gallons at a time, so this beer will pop up at Tours, beer fests and special tappings. The coffee is roasted locally at Coffee & Tea Limited in Linden Hills.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2126) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Brown pour from can at luckys in bucktown. Chocolate. Mild. Light. Smooth. Nutty. Good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1842) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, rich coffee, & some hops; Flavor of roasted malt, rich coffee/espresso, dark chocolate and hops; Finish is slightly bitter; Very nice coffee brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Can, thanks Chase! Pop the can and the intense coffee aroma with vanilla notes is evident. Pours a coffee-colored brown with nice foamy khaki head. Medium/light body with big time coffee flavors up front. Finishes smooth with a very slight bitterness. Yep, tastes and even drinks like an iced coffee... love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salmoniform (269) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Poured from can to glass. Dark brown hue with off white head. Aroma is huge coffee, roasted, nutty, hay. Mouthfeel is watery with a light body and lacking carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a slight astringtness and bitter following. Overall this us just like drinking a glass of cold pressed coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (693) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Can (thanks, J!), opened this morning before the Seahawks game when I couldn’t decide if it was time for coffee or beer. The answer: this. Pours cola brown with some offwhite head that dissipates quickly. No lacing. Aroma: coffee - cold, diner coffee. Some caramel, toast, and toffee behind it, but for the most part this is just straight up coffee. Not french press coffee, nor cold toddy, but diner coffee refrigerated, concentrated, then poured into a can with milk and sugar. And it works. Yes it does. Medium light body, average carbonation. Lasting roasty bitter finish, moderately sweet to start, but finish is bitter and reasonably dry. Overall: go Hawks!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1153) - Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Can from trade and forget who. But thanks! Pours to my tulip brown with some ruby red showing through in the pour. As it accumulates in the glass it ends up very dark brown with a one finger khaki head that's looks very creamy. Aroma is a giant smack of coffee beans, maybe a hint of nutty brown ale in there. Flavor comes in with, SURPRISE, big coffee, earthy and spicy as can be and nearly like liquid espresso beans. There is a light nutty and malt character mixed in there but it is certainly subdued. There is a small hint of bittering cocoa powder as well. The mouthfeel on this is on the thin side and it would have been nice to have either a bit more thickness to this, or more carbonation. As is, the carbonation is a low medium to low. It makes it sort of sit deadened on the tongue. Nevertheless the coffee flavor here is massive and this is rather enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (380) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2014
16oz can - pours a deep murky brown with medium tan head . Tons of espresso aroma with a hint of chocolate . Tastes like a medium roast coffee , smooth palate . Nice sweet finish . Very good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
justsayswell (44) - Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Old can from my last trip to MN in August 2012. Found in the back of my fridge. Pours a murky brown with a short-lived head. Lots of lacing. Nose is coffee, a hint of caramel. Taste is burnt coffee, caramel, hint of butterscotch. Palate is soft, and medium to light bodied. The burnt coffee flavor continues to increase, followed by pine sap and wet dirt notes. Hint of shoe leather. Probably should have drunk this a year ago. Oops. Still surprisingly decent for being as old as it is. I remember it being quite refreshing when it was first purchased.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JAN 5, 2014
They might need to invent the "coffee session ale" category just for this beer. On the entry it tastes more like an iced coffee than beer, but the malt comes in smooth on the finish. Very well done as expected by Surly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1047) - DENMARK - JAN 2, 2014
Can@home. Small head. Brown. Dusty coffee notes. Maine Caramalty roasted notes too. Dry intense roasted coffee flavours. Not strong. Fine brew

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