Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by MrVonzipper:
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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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 1,816 ratings.