Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by jgasparine:
4.83/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A- Poured from the can with 2 fingers of light tan foam, which slowly receded to a proteinaceous haze layer, leaving some impressive lacing in its wake. The body was a semi-opaque dark brown. Any carbonation was not visible due to the opacity of the beer.
S- Smells of rich, freshly brewed coffee and stewed malts. A very simple, but extremely elegant nose.
T- Wow. A perfect balance of stewed and nutty malts with freshly ground coffee. Often, I find coffee beers to be overboard on the coffee notes; but this one strikes such an amazing balance with the malt. No hops detected, but we do have a wonderfully long coffee finish on this beer.
M- A big, almost chewy body, with a pervasive soft carbonation. Virtually no astringency.
Overall- This is one of the most elegant, flavorful, and impressive beers I have had in the 5% abv range. I can drink these all night long in any kind of weather.
Serving type: can
08-26-2011 00:02:28 | More by jgasparine
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