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RATINGS: 862   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.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2009

Source:500 mL can courtesy of hellomynameis.
Glass:Killians English pint.
Appearance:Clear amber pour with a one finger tan head.
Aroma:Coffee...plain and simple.
Flavor:Coffee with a hint of caramel....but mostly coffee.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:If youre looking for a coffee beer, this is your man. Not much else there though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2010 16 oz can thanks to Tharreld. Pours a light brown and settles into a brown with deep ruby notes and a lush 2+ finger tan head. Big coffee roast nose with light chocolate and some grains. medium body infused with coffee, dark malts, chocolate notes and a light citrus bitterness. smooth body throughout. Coffee Bender finishes like a desert loaded with coffee... lots of silky smoothy chocolate with light cherry notes. wonderful beer! - wish I could get this regularly... love coffee, love beer - perfect match.

sample from the pitcher at GABF on 9/26/09... pours a light brown... huge coffee nose... big coffee notes throughout from beginning to end... medium smooth body... this is a really good coffee beer... I love coffee and I love beer, so this is a perfect mix!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Thanks Josh for sharing this! Pours black/dark brown with tan head. Aroma is the coffee I had with breakfast. Nice and dark roast. Opulent mouthfeel. Flavor is what I expected it to be. A nice roasty coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate on the finish. Because I love coffee so much it was easy for me to drink this one. And Id have it all the time if I could.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 1, 2009
9/28/09 notes: poured at GABF, sampled three times. Pours dark brown. Nose is strong bold coffee, brown sugar and toasted malt. Flavor comes off only half as strong as the nose, and sweeter. A bit light through the middle. Good bittersweet, almost nutty finish. Body is medium-light, almost creamy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (4047) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Some coffee and chocolate in the arouma but far more coffee than anything, the flavor is strong black coffee , with lots of bitterness both from the coffee and seemingly from hops. There are some more subtle flavors as well some nuttiness and some chocolate, but not too much chocolate mind you, this is all about the coffee... and its damn good coffee too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Can at Tampa tasting. Poured a dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose is spent coffee grounds and a little ash. Medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouth feel and weak carbonation. Flavor is slightly acidic with strong coffee notes and a touch of nuttiness. Finished with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Somewhat one dimensional but I enjoyed it. Good coffee beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Thanks again to Dansting for this one. 16oz can served in a shaker pint. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a finger of light tan head. Nice aroma of coffee and cocoa. Coffee flavor was restrained and not over the top like a lot of coffee beers. The coffee didnt add to the bitterness, which I find distracting. Decent amount of hop bitterness. Chocolate malt. Dry finish from hops as well as lingering malt. One of the better coffee beers IMO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9380) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
On tap at the Map Room. This dark brown beer poured with a thin tan head and a strong coffee aroma. There is a rich coffee flavor with some treacle and carbonation and a long dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Poured from a can thanks to danielcurtis81 on his wedding week. Pours dark brown with red edges and minimal light beige head. Nose is a mix of coffee, dark malt, and more hops than expected. Taste is sharp, spicy, bitter hop, dark malt, and black coffee. Very good brew, an odd mix of flavor, but its unique and I like that.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5881) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009
This growler of brew from a DLD beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent uncarbonated dark brown colored body. The mild aroma was brown malt and coffee. The thin mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of brown malt coffee and was softly acidic. Id like to try this one again.


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