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Cacao Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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96
world-class

194 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 40
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Mahogany hued ale infused with coffee, vanilla beans and cacao nibs.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-20-2012)
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Ratings: 194 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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spointon

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-28-2014 18:01:30 | More by spointon
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Hopmarc

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-27-2014 16:02:49 | More by Hopmarc
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SwinginParty

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-26-2014 23:59:13 | More by SwinginParty
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Tyecko

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

07-25-2014 15:25:35 | More by Tyecko
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CLaBarre

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-15-2014 12:52:36 | More by CLaBarre
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Stillyman11

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-15-2014 05:19:04 | More by Stillyman11
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gio540

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-08-2014 05:01:30 | More by gio540
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ajevne

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-25-2014 17:08:38 | More by ajevne
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bfirkin45

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.2%

06-22-2014 21:03:27 | More by bfirkin45
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-13-2014 20:02:56 | More by Mealhouse
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Carb-Overlord

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-08-2014 12:17:51 | More by Carb-Overlord
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-06-2014 04:45:29 | More by ucsbmullet
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warnerry

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-29-2014 15:18:21 | More by warnerry
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Beerlover

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.2%

05-23-2014 23:23:25 | More by Beerlover
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

warning - I like chocolate. A lot.

on tap at the beer place in Perham, Minnesota

Looking nice and dark with an off white head. Good lacing too

Smell is just amazing. Cocoa dominates, but there's vanilla in there too.

Taste is spectacular. Had to beat my daughter off with a stick to make sure I got most of it. Rich creamy cocoa chocoalte, but still with that strong body of a nicely carbonated brown ale behind it.

Mouth was soothing, not quite full.

Sadly Surly does not distribute to my home state of Pennsylvania. Or i'd be all over this one every week. Come to think of it, maybe it's a good thing they don't. :)

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2014 21:20:31 | More by MikeWard
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-18-2014 02:02:04 | More by PappyVans
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TooGood

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-11-2014 21:01:20 | More by TooGood
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-10-2014 04:46:51 | More by BEERschlitz
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metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-09-2014 23:06:51 | More by metter98
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-09-2014 19:36:05 | More by Moses_Malone
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on draft at churchkey poured into snifter

A-Pours a dark brownish color with light tan head.

S-Aromas of coffee and grounds, roast.

T-Tasting notes of coffee and grounds, roast, light vanilla and chocolate, toast.

M-Mouthfeel has a medium body with a dry finish. Soft carbonation.

O-Overall great beer, had to order another.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2014 18:05:25 | More by reebtaerG
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -30.9%

05-09-2014 15:52:16 | More by mendvicdog
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Williaar

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-09-2014 03:36:38 | More by Williaar
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

05-09-2014 03:35:07 | More by yourefragile
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-09-2014 01:13:56 | More by apasternak
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Cacao Bender from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.