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Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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1,877 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,877
Reviews: 758
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 595
Gots: 211 | 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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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

A - Dark brown, near black, almost opaque except at the edges. A light tan head forms up fat, but fades pretty quickly to a partial sheen on the top. Extensive, persistent lacing.

S - Big coffee, with some roastiness and subtle chocolate notes.

T - Follows the nose, with a solid hit of coffee. Strong chocolate, toasted grains, and malty dark bread flavors, closing with a coffee-like acidic bite, but after the fade, the residual sweetness remains on the tongue for a good long while.

M - Moderate carbonation and strong acidity, light body, perhaps a bit lighter than I'd like given the flavor profile, but the base is a brown, not a porter.

O - The bitterness is a nice counterpoint to the dark, sweet molasses bread taste. I will seek this out whenever I'm in an area Surly is distributed.

08-10-2014 01:27:14 | More by Tsar_Riga
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-09-2014 04:34:49 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.71/5  rDev -34.9%

Had a can of this alongside the base beer.

Good appearance, much like the regular Bender, deep dark brown, but still clear when held to the light; a medium-sized off-white head held for a few minutes and sank to a ringlet, leaving a few dabs of lacing on the glass. Nose full of coffee, with lesser notes of caramel malts. Taste was pure, straight-up bitter black coffee and nothing else. Just blew me away and made me cringe. There's a good way of using coffee in a beer, but for me, this isn't it. I pretty much hate coffee, unless it's in beer, then I actually like it a lot. But when I do have a coffee beer, I want a coffee beer, not a cold can of pure coffee. This was bitter, acrid, one-dimensional, and lacking any sense of balance. I literally could not drink this. But if you love cold, bitter coffee, get as much of this as you can.

08-09-2014 00:47:59 | More by Rifugium
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Oliversarmy1085

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-08-2014 02:33:07 | More by Oliversarmy1085
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kenzilka007

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-07-2014 17:18:54 | More by kenzilka007
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Billy_Bars

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

08-07-2014 02:18:26 | More by Billy_Bars
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2014 15:39:34 | More by AdamP
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KRG

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-05-2014 19:14:58 | More by KRG
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kbaker91

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-03-2014 14:02:31 | More by kbaker91
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KTMinnesota

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

08-02-2014 13:28:58 | More by KTMinnesota
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

08-02-2014 00:17:13 | More by TX-Badger
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wesbourne

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-30-2014 01:04:35 | More by wesbourne
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SwinginParty

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-26-2014 23:54:57 | More by SwinginParty
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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-26-2014 05:12:59 | More by BarrelAgedG
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xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2014 21:02:29 | More by xhuang61
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Tyecko

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2014 15:24:06 | More by Tyecko
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dleiner

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-23-2014 19:42:17 | More by dleiner
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PickleBucket29

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-22-2014 00:32:20 | More by PickleBucket29
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-21-2014 22:58:34 | More by Lehighace06
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beerded_dragon


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-21-2014 22:58:27 | More by beerded_dragon
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ImagenSeinfeld

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-21-2014 14:09:31 | More by ImagenSeinfeld
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-20-2014 20:01:23 | More by Howlader
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Thebrianeffect

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-20-2014 13:19:33 | More by Thebrianeffect
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-20-2014 05:55:37 | More by Troville1990
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ronricorossi

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-20-2014 03:33:30 | More by ronricorossi
Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,877 ratings.