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RATINGS: 859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
This beer is our regular Bender beer with Guatemalan coffee, and roasted locally at Coffee & Tea Limited in Linden Hills. Coldpress coffee aromas, intense coffee flavors balanced by the oats in the malt bill, resulting in a cappuccino-like creaminess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2009
16 oz can Poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee, mocha and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, roastiness and light cocoa with a smooth lingering coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (3076) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2009
At a tasting, thanks David, small light brownish head, clear dark copper colour with with dark red taints, distinct aroma of fresh grounded roasted coffee, malty aroma with something soapy, strong distinct coffee dryness. The coffee traits are the hallmarks of this beer, but behind it is boring and one dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Re-rate 9/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Dark brown with amber hues and a nice beige head. Great aroma full of coffee beans, dark chocolate and nuts. Bittersweet flavor with some roastiness, lots of coffee beans, some nuttiness and a bit of dark chocolate. Finishes with a bit of hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied. Very good stuff. 8/4/7/3/15=3.7

Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks David C. Dark clear brown with a beige head. Big pleasant coffee aroma. Sweet flavor with roasted coffee beans, some oatmeal, malt and some piney hoppy bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied. 8/4/7/3/15=3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4457) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013 8/3/7/3/15[3.6]

Thanks David, pours deep red with a cream color head, aroma of ground coffee beans, nice acidity and some nuts notes, flavors of coffee, malt and nuts, dry and hoppy towards the end. Medium bodied, coffee aroma was well preserved.6/5/7/3/13[3.4]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2009
can, pours dark brown with a tall frothy tan head. Aroma is very roasty, slightly nutty. Dark malt, coffee, almonds. Smells just like some of the great dark lagers of Prague. Wow, very rich beer. Tons of coffee flavors and a nice dark malt base but the coffee really shines. It lingers in a bitter coffee grounds finish. Nice smooth mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2009
16oz can This poured reddish brown with a thin head. Aroma is nutty and malty, with lots of used coffee grounds. Taste is roasted malt and coffee giving way to a slightly sweeter finish with some additional chocolate notes. Nothing particularly complex, but just really well done. The high quality coffee they use shines through particularly well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Can from Hophead22. Reddish brown color with small head. Malty yeasty aroma and taste with some hints of coffee bitterness. Medium carbonation. Overall pretty good. Thanks Tim.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2009

Source:500 mL can courtesy of hellomynameis.
Glass:Killians English pint.
Appearance:Clear amber pour with a one finger tan head.
Aroma:Coffee...plain and simple.
Flavor:Coffee with a hint of caramel....but mostly coffee.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:If you’re looking for a coffee beer, this is your man. Not much else there though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2010 16 oz can thanks to Tharreld. Pours a light brown and settles into a brown with deep ruby notes and a lush 2+ finger tan head. Big coffee roast nose with light chocolate and some grains. medium body infused with coffee, dark malts, chocolate notes and a light citrus bitterness. smooth body throughout. Coffee Bender finishes like a desert loaded with coffee... lots of silky smoothy chocolate with light cherry notes. wonderful beer! - wish I could get this regularly... love coffee, love beer - perfect match.

sample from the pitcher at GABF on 9/26/09... pours a light brown... huge coffee nose... big coffee notes throughout from beginning to end... medium smooth body... this is a really good coffee beer... I love coffee and I love beer, so this is a perfect mix!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Thanks Josh for sharing this! Pours black/dark brown with tan head. Aroma is the coffee I had with breakfast. Nice and dark roast. Opulent mouthfeel. Flavor is what I expected it to be. A nice roasty coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate on the finish. Because I love coffee so much it was easy for me to drink this one. And I’d have it all the time if I could.

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