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Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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1,816 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,816
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 590
Gots: 211 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bender steeped cold for 24 hours in coarsely ground coffee beans from the Vinca Vista Hermosa plantation in Guatemala.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 05-28-2006)
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MrVonzipper

California

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Much thanks to Dearthvader for the gift!

Poured a very dark chocolate brown with a nice 1 finger tan foamy head. Pretty good retention with a touch of lacing. Pretty viscous.

Notes of rich cocoa and obviously coffee with a slight sour maltiness. As the beer warms it Is completely coffee dominant on the nose.

Flavor starts out with a touch of bitter chocolate but quickly transitions to the pronounced coffee. Then across the palate I got a nice, interesting chili flavor like a smoky tobacco or smoked paprika. Full bodied flavor with a deep, dark maltiness. Rich yet balanced coffee flavor with some other subtle notes makes it an overall great flavor.

Mouth is creamy and smooth with pretty low carbonation.

Overall this is a great beer. Much better than anticipated. Normally I wouldn't buy a canned beer. This beer by no means screams out " drink me, I'm delicious" like alot of bottle beers do. In fact my wife thought I was drinking a root beer. But thanks to Dearthvader for the gift I got to experience and enjoy this lovely canned beer.

Serving type: can

06-17-2011 02:30:34 | More by MrVonzipper
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Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,816 ratings.