Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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4.51/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Dark brown, borderline black body allows little light to penetrate. Pours with a half inch thick head that fades to a thin ring within minutes of pouring. Carbonation is noticable, if only just, and fine sediment can be seen navigating the dark liquid.
As good as a coffee bee can get! The aroma is jam packed with freshly brewed coffee. There are light notes of chocolate and the faintest hint of pecan - but none of that matters, because coffee.
Much like the aroma, this one is loaded with coffee. It's not as in your face as the aroma would lead one to believe, but it's still surprising. Right away, roasted, bold coffee hits you with just the right amount of bitterness. Nutty notes on the tail-end and trace vanilla. A tinge of sweetness attempts to breakthrough, providing a bit of balance.
Medium body. Vague carbonation. Refreshing and easy to drink with a clean finish. Notthe smoothest beer in this catagory, but it's a small complaint (Note to Surly.... PLEASE offer this on nitrous!).
An incredibly satisfying coffee infused beer. This is without a doubt one of my favorite beers, the fact that I am willing to drive 3 hours to get it should tell you something. If you're able to get your hands on this, there is no reason you shouldn't!
Serving type: can
02-16-2014 19:13:56 | More by alphagnome
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Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
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