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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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metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-09-2014 23:06:51 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-27-2013 21:16:58 | More by nmann08
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zeff80

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-23-2013 02:14:54 | More by zeff80
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-08-2013 02:36:54 | More by emerge077
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-10-2014 17:35:24 | More by Jason
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -30.9%

05-09-2014 15:52:16 | More by mendvicdog
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-13-2013 03:46:32 | More by XmnwildX12
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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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zestar

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-27-2013 02:22:21 | More by zestar
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-06-2012 02:57:38 | More by mothman
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-19-2013 23:48:51 | More by Gonzoillini
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-21-2014 23:30:44 | More by sweemzander
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-18-2013 17:35:26 | More by KarlHungus
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-12-2013 05:13:35 | More by eawolff99
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.9%

10-28-2013 14:37:44 | More by smartassboiler
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Florida9

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ever so slightly hazy chestnut brown. Served with a moderate sized light tan head. Copious lacing. Aroma is predominantly lightly roasted coffee with notes of toasty cocoa, chocolate and roasted peanuts. There is a hint of vanilla as well. Flavor is a bit thinner than the aroma. Dry cocoa, peanuts, slightly bitter coffee and a tiny bit of sourness. Medium mouthfeel, a bit thin for the style. Moderate bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2012 18:25:19 | More by Florida9
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-17-2014 04:18:57 | More by mattmarka1
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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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seeswo

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-13-2012 17:10:11 | More by seeswo
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-19-2013 22:13:35 | More by thewimperoo
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-11-2013 04:17:43 | More by Sparky44
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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-16-2013 04:43:27 | More by jegross2
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CoryR

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-06-2013 00:39:49 | More by CoryR
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2013-07-19 in Minneapolis, MN at the brewery.

A - Opaque dark brown with a 2-finger tan head and great lacing.

S - Big chocolate nibs and vanilla. Medium roasted malt. Smells sweet and rich.

T - Medium roasted grain, CHOCOLATE, some coffee, big kick of roasted and hop bitterness. So very rich for a lowish ABV brew.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Not as thick as it tastes.

O - Delicious and better than their normal Bender.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2013 15:32:53 | More by Tucquan
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-28-2013 11:32:28 | More by fredmugs
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Cacao Bender from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.