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Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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1,890 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,890
Reviews: 759
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 598
Gots: 213 | FT: 13
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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A- Hugely frothy head with sticky lace that streaks around the glass as the head slowly recedes. The body is opaque, essentially pitch black. 4.25

S- Huge coffee aroma on the nose, it's dark roast and closer to a bean aroma than brewed coffee. There's some caramel creamy sweet flavor that makes me think of a coffee drink you'd get at Starbucks. Hops are nowhere to be found. 4.1

T- Coffee is right there in the name and with good reason; this beer practically is a cup of dark roast coffee. The malt flavor tastes like a dark roast as well, only compounding the toasted, burnt flavors a coffee offers. There are occasional sweet notes of sugar, cream and caramel, but they're very subtle. 4.1

M- There seems to be bitterness from both the coffee and the hops and it's felt around mid-palate to the finish. There's a creamy quality, mild sweetness, and only mild carbonation. The body is on the thinner side and is immediately noticeable, but not so thin as to bother. 3.9

I enjoy this beer quite a bit once I get past the initial reaction to the thin body. The flavor is coffee-heavy but offers enough malty flavors to be multi-layered. 4.05

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Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,890 ratings.