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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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4.1
madvike (3260) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Can - Pours reddish brown with a massive frothy tan head. It looks like a root beer float! Feels like one in the mouth, too--all creamy and smooth. Smells of sweet, caramelly malt, but not really much coffee on the nose. There’s a bit though, along with just a hint of chocolate. The taste is nutty and malty, with some bitter coffee and lactose coming through. There’s just enough hops on the finish to bitter it out and balance it a bit. This is really my type of beer, and if it was sold in WI and wasn’t $12 for a 4-pack, I might replace my water intake with it.

3.2
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Can brought back by my lovely wife. A dark red brown with a huge fluffy tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet and fresh coffee. Flavor was caramel, a little chocolate, and then the most awful coffee flavor I have ever tasted. Most coffee beers have a lovely deep rich coffee flavor but this was crappy pre-ground Folgers that had been left unsealed in the freezer. Bad bitter and stale coffee. This beer could be great if a better coffee was used, I had a hard time finishing it, stick to the standard Bender.

3.8
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Can. Pours deep coffee brown with a 2 finger thick tan head that left some spotty lacing. Tons of fresh ground coffee on the nose along with roasted dark malts and faint hops. Flavor was very roasty with lots of coffee and a fairly dry finish. One of the best brown ales I’ve had?......I think so.

3.5
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a can thanks to heemer77. Solid brown-red with an off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, coffee. Taste is brown sugar, cocoa, caramel, coffee.

3.3
Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is caramel, light coffee, roasty. Taste is caramel, and coffee. Pretty straight forward.

3.9
IrishBoy (4198) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Can from mcbackus. Nose of coffee, malted milk balls, and caramel. Clear dark brown with a medium lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is coffee, with light bitterness and light chocolate.

3.7
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Very good at doing what it says it will, which is have a very strong coffee component. Pours opaque reddish-brown, very dark, almost black, with a small tan head. Aroma is almost all roasted coffee. Flavor is also very strong on the roasted coffee, but there’s a bit of maltiness detectable and some hoppiness toward the finish. Palate is effervescent, with a very fine but still somewhat aggressive carbonation.

3.4
GMCC2181 (1609) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Can from stfun... Shared with wolf. poured into a snifter, light brown in color, small head. Aroma of all coffee beans. Taste is a brown ale with a ton of coffee beans. I am not a coffee fan but this was bad, just a little too much coffee for my liking. Texture was a little on the lite side. Overall not bad... If you like coffee this beer is for you.

3.2
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
on tap at busters on 28th. Pours a very dark brown color with little head. Smells of obvious coffee and smoked wood. The taste is instantly of coffee but has a bitter aftertaste. I was a alittle disapointed with this beer. I enjoy a good bitter beer but this one wasn’t nice on my palate maybe cause it was at the end of a long tasteing menu I will have to give this another try though.

3.7
jrob21 (3684) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2009
A great inclusion from skinnyguy. Opaque brown color. A nutty and woody aroma as you would expect from a nice brown ale. The coffee comes through nicely in the flavor and mostly in the finish with a bitter roastiness that lasts for a nice long while. A hint of cocoa on the back side too is interesting and unique for the style. A touch of roasted coffee but very faint in the aroma. Well added and subtle coffee flavors.


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