Coffee Bender | Surly Brewing Company

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Coffee BenderCoffee Bender

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bender steeped cold for 24 hours in coarsely ground coffee beans from the Vinca Vista Hermosa plantation in Guatemala.

Added by feloniousmonk on 05-28-2006

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, dated 1/26/2012, poured into DFH snifter (thanks to Schlais for the trade).

Clear, dark ruby elixir, 2-finger, tan head settles to a thin rim. Some lacing.

Wonderful aroma of coffee, burnt malt, chocolate. Reminds me of the fresh Kona brews I had the pleasure of tasting while in HI.

Smooth bitterness from the Columbus hops and the coffee, supportive but not overwhelming malt backbone, nice coffee aftertaste.

Medium body, nicely carbonated, 5.1% ABV not a factor.

Very unique brown ale. Highly recommended. Another nice Surly brew.

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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving type: 16oz can poured into a pint glass

Appearance: deep brown in color that has some amber color when I hold it up to light. Three finger fluffy tan head forms after a vigorous pour. Long head retention and superb lacing clings to my glass.

Smell : Very pleasant and pungent roasted coffee aromas . Subtle chocolate aromas also but mostly coffee dominats the nose.

Taste : Lots of great coffee flavor the name says it all :) Some very pleasant bitterness lingers in the aftertaste so you know your drinking a beer.

Mouthfeel : medium carbonation and medium bodied Great mouthfeel perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall : this is my favorite coffee flavor brews. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a coffee brew

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a two-finger light brown head. Mild lacing and retention. Dark roast coffee aroma, hints of sweet cream and vanilla. Flavor profile pretty much follows the nose. Nice sweet and creamy vanilla notes, bit of nuttiness with maybe a touch of hazelnut. Dark, semi bitter coffee beans and a touch of hops balance this one out nicely to close. Everything that is right with a sessionable coffee beer. Really nice way to vamp up this style and one of the better browns out there.

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A-Pours a nice dark drown color with a 1 1/2 finger mocha head.

S-Has a nice aroma of a cold cup of coffee, i am also smelling some oats and sugar and maybe some hints of chocolate. Really nice aroma though

T-Has a really nice Brown sugar flavored coffee taste to it up front followed by a little bit of hops that i didn't expect and then finishes with a sweet chocolate coffee flavor

M-Medium body with good carbonation

D-Overall i was very impressed with this beer. If you like coffee beers you will like this one for sure. I was happy to catch a little hops in there as it made it memorable. This is something i would stock up on if i was in MN for sure. ID love to get this one again. Def pick some up if you can.

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Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
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