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RATINGS: 798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Dark garnet brown pour with a two finger tan head that has great retention and leaves sparse lacing. Aroma is big on roasty, smooth, cold brewed coffee, some chocolate, caramel, cereal and light woody notes. Flavor is roasty, mellow coffee, a little char, light woody notes, brown malt, light floral notes and some spicy, sprucy hops. Light to medium body, creamy, but slightly dry entry, with a slight acidity, medium, blanketing carbonation. Really good stuff, great, surprisingly fresh coffee character.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 9, 2015
Look: pours a dark brown. Clear. Light brown head. Smell: coffee. Expresso. Roasted malts. Taste: heavy coffee. Expresso. Roasted malts. Smoked malts. Tastes like cold coffee that needs sugar. Feel: slightly dry from the coffee. Overall: good beer if you like coffee. Not my style. First drank: home 3/9/15 Vintage: 2/9/15

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (771) - Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Can. Pours dark ruby with very little head. Nose is big time cold press coffee. Taste is fresh coffee with a little caramel sweetness. Lingering coffee bitterness in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilJackson80 (492) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 19, 2015
16 oz Can. Tasted on 2/19/15. Can from France 44. This one has a great coffee aroma. The taste is strong coffee dark Malta & a bitter finish. Really enjoyed this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at ward 6 in minnisoda with nate hakes lamont rusty padget. . Perfect coffee taste and very smooth

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2723) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Flight at MSP. Rating based on my personal distaste for coffee beers. Coffee forward, dominates taste and aroma. Completely obscures wonderful brown ale (previously rated). Go with the overall ratings here, not to my liking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (3568) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
Clear brown black colour, firm light beige head. Aroma of coffee, sweet Starbucks coffee. Bitter flavour, cold Starbucks coffee. Bit watery. Finish coffee, lingering bitter.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5849) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
9/I/15 - 1Pt. can @ home - BB: n/a, canned: IX/26/14 (2015-21) Thanks to sebletitje for sharing the can!

Clear purple brown beer, creamy beige irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots and lots of coffee, roasted, no, just coffee. MF: soft carbon, medium body, smooth creamy texture. Taste: lots and lots of coffee, more coffee, soft bitterness, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: lots of coffee, dark chocolate, more coffee still... Not my cup of tea. :p

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2618) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2015
16 oz can pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, malts and caramel. Taste is caramel and coffee.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zekada (381) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller, Black sensation. Smell is light and has some malts, coffee and caramel. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Taste has some subtle malts and some chocolate and is quiet fresh. Thin palate. Overall a decent beer though a bit too thin.


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