vandemonian (32) - USA - FEB 23, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee Bender is a delicious beer that tastes like a coffee.
A: Brown colour and a great 5 mm head. 8/10
S: Smells of sweet coffee. Very nice. 5
T: Malty with strong hints of coffee and bitterness. Pretty sweet too. This basically tastes like a coffee. 8/10
M: Pretty low carbonation. Suits the style. 4/5
Paincane (40) - Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby amber body w/ creamy khaki head & good lacing. Espresso & roasted malt aromas. Intense coffee flavors w/ hint of nutty character. Nice.
gendv138 (226) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can (canned 1/6/14) poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours a dark brown almost black color with half an inch of light tan head. Big coffee on the aroma, bits of dark chocolate. Tasting notes of big roasty and burnt coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Very coffee forward on the aroma and taste, coffee flavors dominate. Thin mouthfeel. Medium carbonation and body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty easy drinker for coffee lovers.
UkrainPubCrawler (57) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another bravo to Surly for this delicious coffee beer. The aroma is as rich as the flavor in this amazingly tasteful beer. Rich foamy head with staying power. Amazing!
joeworrall (70) - USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
brought a pint can home from a trip to MN, along with several other Minneapolis area brews.
It pours out dark, dark brown with a tan head and the aroma of expresso wafts up from the glass. The taste was quite bitter, much more so than other coffee stouts I have had. The mouthfeel is a little thin too, not as boozy as I had hoped. Worth trying, but there are other brews from Surly I like a lot more
SirLimpsalot (1901) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Gyllenbock: ganska diskret doft men en len och trevlig smak som är balanserad utan att sticka ut.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
---- Soberness not garanteed!
Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is of espresso and chocolate. Like a chocolate covered bean. Or iced coffee. Taste is exactly the same. Quite thin. Nice carb. Easy drinking.
johnnymusky (52) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
going into this one i wasn?t sure what to expect.....tastes and smells like coffee of course....i would think it would be so-so, but this stuff is very tasty....i am not a beer in the morning guy, but i might be now.
berntholer (658) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
beige head disappears with some structured lacing. brown colour. aroma of coffee (!!), roasted, coffee grounds, something fruity, skunky, hoppy. taste like aroma with aftertaste of coffee (!!). dry mouthfeel, quite thin body, lot of carbnation. can 50 cl / bd 22-11-2013
NordicV (978) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mörkbrun öl med lättare beige skum. Kaffe dominerar nästan helt i doften. I smaken finns lite mer choklad och vanilj. Lite som att dricka en god icecoffee.
kraddel (2318) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
thnx to Belgbeergeek
Pours almost black , good fast fading white head .
Smell is pure cold coffee, and so is the taste . Bitter, indeed , and I can find some stuff in there I might like, but the cold-coffee factor ruins it all for me ...