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Cacao Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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96
world-class

221 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 41
Gots: 3 | 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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Beric

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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%

Serving: On tap, 4oz sampler
Served: 6 August 2014

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, almost stout-like, with a hint of a dirty head. Head did not stick around, though it's possible this resulted from the sampler glass.

Smell: Extremely complex smell of sweet malts, dark baker's chocolate, cocoa powder, and a touch of vanilla sweetness. The smells are all masterfully subtle and create a really great aromatic experience. One of the best smelling beers I think I've ever had.

Taste: Much like the smell- the taste is a subtle combination of baker's chocolate, cocoa powder, and vanilla on top of a sweet malt backbone with medium body. I really like the subtlety of flavor here- no one flavor is especially overpowering and it lacks a lot of the burnt/roasted qualities of many other dark beers using the same ingredients.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin- not great carbonation and the beer doesn't have a huge backbone to beef up its presence. I'd love to see this one on nitro though.

Overall: A magnificent beer. One of the best of 2014.

08-07-2014 02:39:44 | More by Beric
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Cacao Bender from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.