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RATINGS: 769   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weezel (212) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
HUGE coffee aroma. Really good roast and some chocolate shine as well. Pours a dark translucent black with little head retention. Taste is bright coffee up front and leads into more malt forward porter territory. One of the best coffee beers I’ve ever had. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (909) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Aroma is all coffequite strong, but very nice coffee. Taste is lie a nice cold brew, malty brown ale, some sweet caramel malt. Very good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2014
On tap at the POPE for beer week. Aroma is pure coffee. Pours deep brown with a very small brown head. Taste is coffee, oreo cookies, malt, and a roasty coffee finish. This is just a perfect example of beer tasting like coffee. Mouthfeel is not too thick so this is easy to drink. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3464) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
Can from a bottle shop in Copenhagen. It has that aroma that reminds me of chili but that is actually coffee, and also a dark malty backbone. Similar taste. I had the regular bender before this and this coffee version was slightly better and I don’t even drink coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayres (499) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Black with a thin tan head. Smells like cold coffee some what light cola ish awesome and refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (873) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
Hazy brown body with a medium off-white head. Loads of coffee with some smokiness in it. Sweet caramel malt. Almost like iced coffee or something similar. Very interesting and very good.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (566) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Dark brown pour with a white head and lacing. Aroma is like opening a bag of fresh ground coffee. The taste is black coffee, cashews, light caramel and hops. Thin body but tasty. Good session brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (259) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and sweet caramel malts. Mostly sweet to start and a bit bitter at the end. I could honestly drink one of these each day with breakfast.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfroms (321) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Can at Scion. Pours a deep cola color, almost black. Aroma is cold brew, light roast, bitter chocolate, smoke, grassy hops. Taste is coffee, burnt caramel, cacao nib bitterness, marshmallow. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (564) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2014
Can, pours dark brown with a beige head, noticeable coffee aroma, the coffee flavor also defines the taste but there are also hints of caramel and malt, light bitter finish, another good beer from Surly


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