Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by JamesMN:
3.95/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Dark but translucent hazel brown color with a two finger foamy tan head.
Aroma: Like the aroma coming from a fresh pot of coffee. Some sweet and roasty malts as well.
Taste: Wow, actually tastes almost exactly like iced coffee. Less sweet, but with all the flavor of a fresh cup of black coffee with cream. However, it is a tad watery. Sweet milky/caramel malts up front and then all dark coffee and a hint of hop bitterness on the end and finishes dry and bitter. An interesting beer if nothing else.
Mouthfeel: Too thin but perhaps that's what they were going for. Easy drinkability.
Final Thoughts: I tend to like real coffee and hazelnut flavors in beer, so I like Coffee Bender. However, I don't see why it's a year-round offering. Would I drink it again? Yes, but I wouldn't take it over the regular Bender.
Serving type: can
12-31-2012 04:16:17 | More by JamesMN
More User Reviews:
4.66/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. dark with an nice head.
Smell: Coffee and beer.
Taste: This beer is good if you show some self control. Burn through a four pack and it starts to lose it's appeal. Coffee and beer, with chocolate notes. Very good coffee beer.
Drinkability: This beer delivers if you only have one or two. Not something you want to hang out with all night. Clean finish and great on a hot day. Slightly heavy, but enjoyable.
Serving type: can
07-05-2014 21:42:49 | More by mpipe
Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,822 ratings.