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RATINGS: 874   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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3.8
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Can; pours a very dark brown with a large creamy tan head that has soapy lacing, good head retention. Aroma is very coffee with a hints of coffee grounds, some nuttiness amd a little chocolate notes. Also seems like some oats are present. Flavor is heavy coffee at first bit melds into nice chocolate, nuttiness, and good creaminess in the mouth feel. Very nice beer but not nearly as good as regular Bender.

3.6
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009 Big coffee roast aroma. Copper mid brown coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with a crisp and bitter coffee roast finish.

4
richlikebeer (839) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Looks smells and tastes like a cup of black coffee with a little bit of beer in it. Probably the best beer in a can I have ever had. I could drink this all day

4
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
can thanks to allendodd. pours dark brown with thick offwhite head. aroma of coffee beans, chocolate, vanilla bean,burnt malts. flavor is coffee, ash, dark chocolate. mouthfeel is a bit thin. good beer

3.6
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
RBSG 07. Tap at Surly. Dark brown, tan carbonation. Toasty, biscuity malt with a mild dose of earthy, bitter hops on the end. Coffee is strong but not overpowering. The roasted coffee and the malt are well integrated. Medium body, just a touch more carbonation than balanced, easy to drink. From notes.

3.6
ben4321 (6734) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Location: 16 oz can via trade with NickD717, 11/10/09

Aroma: The coffee is predominant in the nose, along with some roasted malts, vanilla, and chocolate
Appearance: Pours a dark red-brown color with a decent amount of tan head, and quite a bit of lace
Flavor: The taste is quite similar to the nose, much of the same characteristics, again quite dominated by the coffee malts
Palate: Solidly drinkable mouthfeel, fairly thick and creamy with a decent amount of body
Overall Impression: This was a solid beer. Not only my first rating from the brewery, but my first from the great state of Minnesota. Overall, it made for a decent beer, but I just didn’t get that much beyond the roasted coffee.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10778) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2009
16 oz. can. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma is coffee, with rich malt, and a surprising amount of nuttiness. The flavor has a pleasing amount of dark coffee with a creaminess that is not expected. Caramel malts are present early, but give way to an earthy, nutty and bitter finish. Medium bodied and very smooth to drink. The coffee is a bit too forward, but I think this is a push with the regular Bender.

3.6
douglas88 (9620) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Another awesome 500 ml can thanks to MattSciGuy- thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head that goes down. A rich sweet coffee nose. A rich flavor; milky strong coffee, light toasted malts. Chocolate as well. Nice.

3.8
markas101 (2499) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2009
50 can, Fargo, ND, USA. Like smelling a cup of coffee with a splash of rootbeer. Head disappears quickly, pure coffee in the mouth. Sweet creeping flavor once the coffee wears down. Tastes like a cold black coffee with 4 spoons of sugar (in a good way).

4.3
kcdoom (18) - merriam, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2009
16 oz can.pours very dark brown to black with a nice rich cream head. powerful aromas of rich coffee persist into the chocolate and warmness of the coffee. long lasting finish of coffee and mocha. a nice coffee beer, but not as good as others.


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