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Cacao Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

276 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 53
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

what a beautiful beer, less coffee intense than the coffee bender, but still plenty of it there both in nose and taste. also a whole lot of cocoa and vanilla, a cool mix, extremely aromatic in this brown ale that already exhibits properties of all three of these ingredients in its base form. short fizzy cream head here, medium brown full bodied beer. coffee first on the nose, but the aromatic vanilla is close in tow. the cacao is way more present in the taste, bitter, buttery, earthy, all in the finish over a nice dark chocolate malt base. its a fantastically well built beer, with great carbonation and a cleanness for how dark and flavorful it is. one of the best from surly, and probably honestly my favorite of the three versions i have had. coffee blends so well with the vanilla, where as in the coffee bender its almost too much, just iced coffee basically. this does a good job of being beer first. i love it, wish we got it all the time here!

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On tap at Toranado Seattle on 8.30.14

Just a taste. Nice roasted coffee grounds, chocolate, a hint of vanilla.

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Cacao Bender from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.