Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,844 | Reviews: 755 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Larrytown:
4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'm actually not a huge fan of Brown Ales or Bender, so I didn't have high hopes for this one, but wow. It caught me off guard. Pours a very dark brown with a light brown head. The nose is coffee and some nice malts. And coffee. This one's not messing around.
I love that this beer doesn't play it safe. It's not going for a "hint" of coffee to bring out "highlights" in the beer, no sir. We've got a distinct coffee-ness here, but it works. It's really something different, but you've got to commend the brewery for giving something like this a shot. When you take risks like that, everyone once in a while it works out. This is an example of it working out.
Serving type: on-tap
04-17-2009 02:47:17 | More by Larrytown
More User Reviews:
Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,844 ratings.