Moe's Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by zeledonia:
4.78/5 rDev +6.7%
On-tap at the Surly 5th anniversary event at the Blue Nile. Reviewed from notes.
This was the beer I really wanted to try at this Surly event, and I wasn't disappointed. Pours a nice dark brown with a heavy head that gradually relaxes. Smell is heavy on the coffee, with a nice mix of cocoa and vanilla backing it up. Flavor is so complex it's hard to believe. Take normal Bender, which is already a fantastic beer, then add some coffee, then some chocolate, then a bit of vanilla. These flavors come in waves, making for an incredibly sophisticated beer. Just wow. I really wish this were more widely available - I'd drink it all the time.
02-24-2011 17:24:23 | More by zeledonia
More User Reviews:
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
4.38/5 rDev -2.2%
From the keg at Darkness Day- poured into my Surly Coffee Mug.
A- Deep brown with an enormous head from the hurried keg pour, died down to a trace leaving some decent lacing.
S- Just what one would expect, Coffee Bender with strong notes of vanilla and a background of chocolate- I really did not think the nose of CoffeeBender could get better but it can- and it does in Moe's
T- Overall a very delicious brew, although, after the nose anything would be a touch of a let-down. I didn't find the sweetness others did, the base Coffee Bender is clearly present with a huge dose upfront. The vanilla is more prominent than the chocolate but both are apparent. Delicious
M- A titch thin with mild carbonation. Not bad at all though.
D- Personally, this is a very easy drinker. The levels of sweetness and bitterness that individuals are reporting are all over the board. For me, I think it was well balanced with the sweetness from the vanilla and the bitterness of the coffee. It really is a great beer that I thoroughly hope they start canning.
11-02-2010 15:52:40 | More by bwiechmann
Moe's Bender from Surly Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.