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RATINGS: 868   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
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwmiller16 (112) - Delaware, USA - DEC 23, 2012
By far the best brown ale I've ever had. Nose is roasted malts. Creamy mouthfeel with finish of coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (4638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2017
Can. Murky reddish brown color. Off white foamy head. Big coffee ground aroma. Fresh beans. Coffee bean flavor. Bitterness apparent. Dark malts, chocolate, coffee ground. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (1123) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Can. Pours black with a small beige head. Intense roasted coffee aroma. Big roasted malt flavor with this and dominant coffee notes. Full bodied and tastes almost like drinking coffee. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1174) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Tap at new bohemia in uptown with samadueche. Brown black with small white head. Coffee aroma. Rich flavor of malt, coffee, smooth finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2733) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Pours a reddish brown color with a bready light canvas colored head. Notes of chocolate coffee ice cream, fresh ground beans, and cookies. Really good. Made some car bombs later in the day with this as well.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BucannonXC5 (1612) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Type: 16-oz. can Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout glass From: My cousin, Sam Price: N/A Purchased: N/A; Received on Nov. 30, 2016 Consumed: Dec. 10, 2016 Reviewed as: American Brown Ale Misc.: Canned on Aug. 29, 2016 at 9:59 a.m. CT Thanks, Sam! Had been wanting to try this one for a long time and was lucky enough to get a can from Sam. Big Surly fan and big coffee beer fan. Looking back I gave Bender a 3.88 back in the summer of 2011 but I was just starting my reviewing process then. Have some high hopes here. Poured a dark-to-light black brown color with two fingers of khaki tan frothy head. Could see a few bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Bad watery spotty lacing. Poor retention. (Sight - 2.50) Smelled bitter coffee beans, roasty malts, bitter dark chocolate, espresso, slight char wood, burnt molasses and ashtray. For the style and type of beer, nailed it. (Smell - 4.50) Taste followed the nose almost exactly. Probably had this a tad too cold. Got roasted bitter coffee malts, dark espresso, mocha, char wood, ashtray, burnt molasses, licorice, toasted toffee and hints or dark caramel. (Taste - 4.50) Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, roasty finish. (Feel - 4.25) Loved this one. No hiding it and a great name. I really need to start drinking coffee. (Overall - 4.50) 4.36 97 A

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (483) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Black as night strong roasted coffee aroma and flavor not a coffee beer guy but this one is great.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (6069) - GERMANY - NOV 28, 2016
Old rating from CBC 2014. Beer in the glass dark brown, nice head. Fine malty-coffee aroma. Starts mild malty, fine notes of coffee, dry malty, not too intense. Earthy dry-malty finish. Not bad!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (1282) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2016
16 Fl. Oz. Can. Pours clear, dark brown with about a two finger tan head, that left lots of lacing. Aroma is COFFEE, roasty coffee, some malts and some spices. Taste is also COFFEE, smooth cold brewed coffee, malty, some spices. Extremely good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerme31 (676) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Can. Aroma of coffee and chocolate malts. Medium sweet taste up front with that roasty flavor. Medium body, very smooth. Some bitter coffee flavor in the finish mixes well with the sweet malts. Overall very good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (372) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Pint can. Very nice iced coffee aroma! Dark nut brown color, clear, with thick white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Smooth flavor, coffee, light bitterness. Body is a little thin. Overall, it is a very nice tasting coffee. Good brown ale base with awesome coffee flavor.


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