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RATINGS: 848   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHANER4 (490) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2009
On Tap t GTMW - Poured dark brown with tan head. Aroma - coffee and beer. Flavor - strong black coffee infused with beer. coffe grounds!! Palate - medium bodied with bitter coffee finish. Overall - Way too one dimentional. Coffee and thats about it. If you’re a coffee addict you will love it!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Can courtesy of Tim. Thanks. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Big huge coffee aroma. Bright velvety to sticky texture. Chocolate, mild coconut, and a strong coffee taste. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2009
16 oz. can - thanks BVC; hazy dark brown with thin, tan head; pure coffee grounds aromas more like cheap coffee, but pure and clean; slightly sweet and well balanced; served super cold, which I think was the good way to go for this; coffee, toffee and some brown sugar; very nice

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Trade - STFun
Aroma: Nice coffee and dark malt aroma.
Appearance: Dark brown in color, hazy with a light head.
Flavor: Nice dark malt flavor with tons of coffee.
Palate: Dry Coffee Finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was a fun beer big coffee flavor for sure.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scattershot (10) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Dark coffee brown, go figure. Coffee flavor on the front and back, and hard to taste the beer underneath. Surly turns out much much better, but if coffee is your thing, then you’ll probably love this for breakfast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to Barrythebear (BA)!
Chestnut with a moderate beige head. Nose of ashy coffee, the brown ale practically overwhelmed here and adding slight nuance at the edges in robust grain and slight sweetness. Flavor is also coffee, lightly bitter but with some milk chocolate lingering through to the somewhat empty finish. Pretty good balance between the coffee and the malt, but don’t expect anything more than that.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22762) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2009
Canned, thanks Baggio! Chocolate brown, small head. Aroma of coffee and toffee. Medium sweet and medium bodied with firm malt. The cooffee flavor is highly upfront and dominant, making it rather one-dimensional. Fortunately I happen to like coffee so this beer right down my alley.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2009
16 oz can brought back from Minnesota by my dear friend Kathy. Consumed tonight in honor of Ted Kennedy, a surly man who enjoyed going on a bender...zing! Poured cola brown with a moderate tan head that faded quickly. Aroma is pretty much all coffee with a light bit of chocolate involved. Flavor is basically just cold coffee with some metallic notes and a light bit of chocolate as it warms. Definitely more flavorful the warmer it gets though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 25, 2009
16oz can thanks to photomike. Dark brown with a small, creamy head. The aroma is a pleasant mix of chocolate-toasty grain and plenty of smoothly roasted coffee. The flavor is pretty much iced coffee with a hint of acidity and medium bitterness balanced by some sweet toasty and chocolatey malt, all finishing with a light herbal hop bite. The body is on the light side, which I was a little let down with at first, but came to enhance the whole coffee presentation in the end. I really think that this is coffee done right in a beer, without to much sweet and roasted malt to get in the way and clash with it. Cheers to Surly for not just throwing coffee into another stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Can courtesy photomike. Pours a clear ruby brownish copper with a nice light tan head. Not exactly a ’brown’ brown ale. Aroma is straight up coffee grounds. I wish I could say more but that’s pretty much it. Flavor is iced coffee with half and half. Slightly green coffee beans with light acidity and moderate astringency. Body and mouthfeel are otherwise fine, and if you like coffee beer, this is pretty much the definition of it.


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