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Cacao Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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Cacao Bender
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BA SCORE
96
world-class

255 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 47
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

zestar, Aug 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

nmann08, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

metter98, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

SocalKicks, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

emerge077, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

zeff80, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
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!

StonedTrippin, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Jason, Apr 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.7%

mendvicdog, May 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.7%

drewone, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

yourefragile, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

mothman, Dec 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Gonzoillini, Dec 19, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

HopHead84, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

On tap at Toranado Seattle on 8.30.14

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

HuskyinPDX, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 09, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -5.8%

Duff27, Aug 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

eawolff99, Nov 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.7%

kscaldef, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

sweemzander, Apr 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

KarlHungus, Aug 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.7%

smartassboiler, Oct 28, 2013
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Cacao Bender from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.