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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4125) - 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]

3.9
   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

3.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1181) - 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.

3.6
   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.

4.4
   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!

4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 1, 2009
9/28/09 notes: poured at GABF, sampled three times. Pours dark brown. Nose is strong bold coffee, brown sugar and toasted malt. Flavor comes off only half as strong as the nose, and sweeter. A bit light through the middle. Good bittersweet, almost nutty finish. Body is medium-light, almost creamy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Some coffee and chocolate in the arouma but far more coffee than anything, the flavor is strong black coffee , with lots of bitterness both from the coffee and seemingly from hops. There are some more subtle flavors as well some nuttiness and some chocolate, but not too much chocolate mind you, this is all about the coffee... and it’s damn good coffee too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Can at Tampa tasting. Poured a dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose is spent coffee grounds and a little ash. Medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouth feel and weak carbonation. Flavor is slightly acidic with strong coffee notes and a touch of nuttiness. Finished with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Somewhat one dimensional but I enjoyed it. Good coffee beer.


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