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RATINGS: 755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Drank nearby with bender. Bottle thanks to tytoanderso. Pours a dark brown with thin tan head, laces pretty well. Aroma strong of coffee and has a very mild grain, roasted malt, and chocolate to it. Flavor is obviously dominated by coffee, but enjoyable. Mouthfeel is creamy. Overall a nice coffee brew, but nothing uncharted.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2102) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Can from Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Unsurprisingly lots of coffee in the aroma, splash of chocolate and vanilla in there too. Smoky coffee flavours with a hint of raisin. I could easily have one of these late at night with a bourbon biscuit or a chunk of plain/dark chocolate. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (963) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Can from a trade. Poured into a snifter at home. Big tan head on a deep brown,oily pour. Aroma is serious coffee with a hint of nut and caramel. The taste is...well...coffee heavy. Sort of an espresso roast. Also nut vanilla, caramel, and leather. Medium to full body and moderate carb. Very good beer...and from a can.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
(can - 16 oz) Brown pour with a thin tan head. Huge roasted coffee aroma with some light nuttiness and malts. Tons of coffee in the flavor. Really stands out since the beer was lighter and the coffee didnít have to compete with as much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (471) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 4, 2014
Can. Dark Brown Body with nice lasting tan head. Aroma is coffee, slightly roasted malts some dreid fruits and hints of vanilla. Taste is coffee , malty sweetnes with cocoa and some vanilla. Aftertaste is medium bitter with coffee and malts. Nice one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a dark brown with khaki head. Coffee, roasted malt and some toast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with malt. Wish the coffee was stronger.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jh773 (100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Dark chestnut brown, thin head. Smells like coffee, bread, a little sweet. Taste hoppy, lots of chili flavor, plenty of coffee too. Body is a little thin. Ok.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JulienHuxley (2990) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Can from the Bierkoning. Deep brown pour with smallish off white head. Aroma of concentrated cold coffee, super coffee bomb, canít really get much else, maybe some light hazelnut. Taste is bitter, astringent coffee, very light bodied, a bit watery actually, just like drinking cold coffee. FFFís barrel aged espresso was better than this. Drinkable, but thatís about it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (564) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
1 pint can. Pours a deep ruby/caramel with a one finger, khaki head and slight sediment. Mild lacing. Aroma has some nice notes of roasty malts, caramel, and coffee grinds. Taste is balanced but with a coffee bitterness on the backend. Roasted malts, caramel, bitter/sweet chocolate, fruity English yeast taste, and a smooth coffee. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a smooth finish. Overall a really nice coffee brew. Coffee is in balance and not overly bitter. Great!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
16oz can, canned 4/25/14. Thanks to Scott L. for sharing! Brown, slight red color. Thin khaki head. Leaves bits of lace. Fantastic coffee nose on this. Some nutty earthiness in the flavor, and more coffee. Great coffee on it. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Good creamy full mouthfeel. Light dry finish. Good moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet. Awesome stuff. Coffee forward, yet still light and easy to drink. These Benders are very cool. Full flavor, without being unnecessarily sweet or heavy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1853) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Can thanks to HoffDog43. Nose is a wonderful blend of coffee and espresso; just the right amount of roast. pour is a dark brown with an off white to light brown head. excellent lacing. Taste is all coffee with a bit of that tea-like graininess to it. Very enjoyable but the body/mouthfeel seems a bit thin. otherwise very good


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