Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by portia99:
4.05/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 16oz can into a Portsmouth goblet. Courtesy of nonstick. Thanks Chris! I know you had to pry this can out of Carol's hands.
A - Poured a nice deep brown with a creamy tan head, 1/2" thick that lasted for a good couple of minutes. Dissipates to a small ring around the edge of the glass. Extremely minimal lacing.
S - Hmm...coffee, coffee and more coffee. Nice deep roasty aromas overpower anything else that might be in there. Smells really good, although not very "beery".
T - Not surprising that deep roastiness and distinct coffee flavors dominate. The slightest hint of sweetness comes through, and I think I detect some hop bitterness somewhere in that coffee flavor. The coffee really makes this more stout or porter like to me than a brown ale, but regardless, this is really good.
M - Flavor makes me think stout/porter, but the body is definitely that of a brown ale. Somewhat thin and water like in feel, but not really complaining about this.
D - Extremely easy drinking...I might be able to have this one for breakfast instead of the morning coffee. Alcohol is not detectible. If you like coffee, you could have this one all day long.
Serving type: can
06-19-2009 01:35:47 | More by portia99
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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 1,818 ratings.