Moe's Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by LordAdmNelson:
4.15/5 rDev -7.4%
Lucky to try this one on-tap at the Hanger Room. Pour left a bit to be desired, though it was served in a sweet glass mug with the Surly logo. Nice dark brown color, little head to speak of though. Nose is good with a bit of coffee, some dark malt, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor, however, really packs a punch. This one hits hard for a 5-ish% ABV beer. A nice coffee brown ale falls into some leafy hops, following by a smooth hit of sweet vanilla. This is a pretty sick beer, though I guess my love for the regular Coffee Bender gives me a bit of bias. MF was a bit thin, not quite as smooth and silky as I recall Coffee Bender to be. Overall a good experience, missing some technical points to me, but a tasty beer nonetheless.
06-04-2011 04:36:32 | More by LordAdmNelson
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4.2/5 rDev -6.3%
On-tap at Darkness Day. Served in a Surly-embossed plastic cup.
A - Served with a big billowing light tan foam that had great retention and eventually settled to a chunk cap with plenty of lace. The body is a nearly transparent cherry/mahogany brown.
S - Huge coffee, light chocolate, and a hint of nut brown ale.
T - Loads of coffee here as well, some some vanilla sweetness and a bitter espresso finish. Not sure I could easily distinguish this from Coffee Bender, but I did find the added sweetness blunts some of the harsher coffee notes.
M - Somewhat grainy gritty body, but pleasant carbonation is a plus. Medium-light body with a sticky finish.
D - Good brew, although it felt a little too big and intense after so many beers in such a short period of time. I'd totally have it again, and I find it less astringent than regular Coffee Bender.
10-27-2010 04:51:14 | More by MasterSki
4.8/5 rDev +7.1%
At last in my grasp, Moe's Bender…
dark brown with transparent, crimson footing, slim cocoa-tinged head.
If I remember correctly, the cocoa is coming from Guatemala, and the vanilla from Zimbabwe…? Or, maybe another African nation? The coffee is the same
Aroma: soft and spicy, warm and inviting, a complex and beguiling mix of chocolate and coffee with vanilla underneath, but slowly rising.
Taste: espresso tones come first, just the smallest bit bitter, but not an iota harsh or astringent. Very mellowed by the cocoa, charmed by the vanilla. Medium-bodied, with a strong flavor, and a long finish. Becomes languid and creamy.
Settles sweetly on the palate. You'd think it would be a tug of war, a cacophony of flavors, but it's nothing but harmony, melody, and deliciousness.
Every sip begs another, the flavor finds a lovely place in the mouth and it beckons out, "don't let me leave."
Halfway into the pint, it only makes my mouth happier. This joy spreads out through the senses, and touches the soul. Deep down contentedness.
In other words: "ahhhh…"
05-21-2011 05:34:46 | More by feloniousmonk
4.63/5 rDev +3.3%
Had multiple pints of this at Surly's Power of the Pint event a couple weeks back.
Rather than write up the normal review, I'll simply focus on this beer relative to the other Benders from Surly. As much as I think coffee bender is better than the already solid bender due to the great balance between the roasted malts and the coffee notes. Moe's Bender takes it to yet another level. The balance of roasted malts, with chocolate espresso notes, and a hint of vanilla give this a wonderful smooth taste. This has a nice rich taste yet goes down way too easy.
I would love to see Surly keep making this one, simply a terrific beer.
If you get an opportunity to drink this beer, do it. And if you are lucky enough to get it for $4/pint, don't feel bad about drinking the tap dry.
07-01-2011 04:13:05 | More by deebo
4.5/5 rDev +0.4%
i had this beer at darkness days 2010
a: dark color with a small head and lacing
S: vanilla, oak, coffee, and chocolate
T: very creamy with chocolate, vinilla and a
hint of coffee with a lingering awsome after taste
m: smooth goodness
O: If it was sold I would buy it buy the case. this beer is a must try. I loved it
08-31-2011 16:37:27 | More by kittywamp
3.93/5 rDev -12.3%
Poured into plastic surly cup, opaque brown with thick mocha head. Smell is mostly coffee and chocolate, some hops. Taste is bitter coffee, bakers chocolate, roasted malt and hops. Mouthfeel is light body with medium carbonation. Drinkability is good, but the flavors are a bit strong to drink a lot of these.
10-23-2010 17:46:51 | More by nkersten
5/5 rDev +11.6%
I have tasted heaven and its name is Moe.
Pours a nice rich brown with a caramel head, smells of malt and vanilla and chocolate. Taste is outstanding, vanilla and chocolate notes mix in to make this delicious brew. Drink this with a rich chocolaty dessert and you will be willing to trade your first born for the ability to do so again (does anyone need a generally well behaved 12 year old? I have one I'll trade for a keg of this).
Mouthfeel is rich without being too thick.
Overall? Outstanding. Quite possibly the best beer I have ever tasted.
06-13-2011 13:00:36 | More by deadbody
Moe's Bender from Surly Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.