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RATINGS: 747   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2009
I like this beer anyway, but add the extra complexity of coffee flavor and it makes a different beer. I had it at the 8th street grill. The only thing that is weak is the coffee cup it comes in.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Big ass can shared by JCB. Strong coffee grounds taste and aroma. Nice mix of bitter coffee and sweet brown ale. Think espresso and chocolate chips. Taste is more like sweet coffee. Very easy to drink, and you gotta love the 5.1%

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Courtesy of markwise. Pours clear amber with tan head. Not much to be said about the aroma except it is full on coffee grounds and little else. The taste is similar with loads of coffee mixing with mild notes of maltiness in the background. Solid coffee brew but I think CCBís coffee stout has ruined me on all others at this point.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
16oz can This poured reddish brown with a thin head. The aroma and flavor were of used coffee grounds. The finish is slightly bitter and a bit dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2009
16oz can. Pours a ruby-hued Coca-Cola brown with great carbonation and a nice mocha colored head. Aroma is nutty and malty, with lots of roasted malt and coffee alongside some notes of chocolate and wood. Taste is medium-bodied and dry, with a taste of roasted malt and coffee (GOOD coffee, even!) giving way to a slightly sweeter finish with some additional chocolate notes. Nothing particularly complex, but just really well-executed. The high quality coffee they use shines through particularly well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2009
copurtesy of markwise. Pours black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is easy to drink, light and plenty of nice coffee as well as caramel. Overall palate is thin. Goes down easy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Can from trade with valpodogs. Pours dark cola brown color with small khaki head. Nose is roasted coffee beans with some roasted malt present. Flavor is fizzy black coffee- none of the sweet qualities present in some other coffee beers. It is like an iced coffee with alcohol. Medium mouthfeel with bitter coffee from start to finish. Not bad, but not my favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Pours dark brown with a small tan head that dissipates to a lacing. Aroma is dominated by coffee but there are hints of cocoa and caramel. A little watery but this is not met to be a big beer so itís good for the style. Flavor is mostly coffee with maltiness in there. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Can, courtesy mgumby10. Pours a very dark brown color with a small, tan colored head that quickly fades a sudsy film. The aroma is nice and shows a good amount of roasted coffee blended with some nuts and caramel malt. A touch of creaminess balances things out. The flavor shows a good balance between the roasty coffee and the sweet caramel. Some cream and peanuts add to the flavor quite well. Medium bodied and very smooth, but could probably use a touch more body. Good carbonation and very easy drinking. This is a really nice brown ale. Glad I got to try this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2010 Can, courtesy kiefdog I believe. Black pour, thin brown highlights, creamy hazy head. Nose is pure black coffee, some cinnamon and slight hazelnut. Nice, simple, and lovely. Flavor has lots of coffee roast, chocolate, some dry grainy malt. Dry, slick and tasty. One-dimensional overall, but it works, and itís thoroughly drinkable.


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