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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Tap at Darkness Day. Pour is brown with minimal head. Aroma is nutty and oak, flavor is very oaky, dry, quite nice. The oak adds a lot to this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1210) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
On tap at Darkness Day. Poured brown with weak head. Light choc oat aroma. Light mouthfeel. Oak evident in nutty taste. Its ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1034) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
On tap. Perceived strength of this beer has been really amped up without an ABV boost. I think I prefer the original though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Cask @ Darkness Day 2012. Pours a reddish brown appearance with light bubbly, tan head. Quite rich and fresh oaky, tannic, vanilla, somewhat nutty aroma. Tannin forward, grain woody, nutty, toasty malty, toffee flavor. One of my favorites that I tasted during Darkness Day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7724) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Cask. Additional oak goes with the brown ale base wich is good but not amazing. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1886) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Had on cask at darkness day. Like the bender but the oak aroma and taste was a nice addition.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4491) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Minnesota Winterfest 2012. Dark brown color with a small head. Very light malt aroma. Light roasted malt flavor. Slight oak hints. Thin bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Had at Darkness day on cask, the color was like a dark tea. Had a weaker scent of the regular Bender. The taste was like a watered down Bender, which reminded me of a glass of tea at times.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
on tap, iced tea colored pour with tan foam, aroma is faint roast caramels, flavors of honey, caramel, weak roast, watery finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6322) - lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Pours deep brown/black with off white head, aroma is oak, roast, smoke, and dark fruit. Taste up front is a nice blend starting with roasted smoke leading into oak notes that finishes smoky and a bit bitter. Nice and smooth, sessionable, and tasty.


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