Brewery: Surly Brewing Company
Style: American Brown Ale
Other Notes: 45 IBUs.
Brewer Description: (from can) Coffee Bender refreshes like an iced coffee, is aromatic as a bag of whole beans and satisfies like you favorite beer. Utilizing the latest technology, the Surly brew team has developed a cold extraction process that results in intense coffee aromatics and flavor – bringing together two of our favorite beverages. Your only dilemma will be whether to finish your day or start it with a Coffee Bender.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2
Intro: A 16 fl oz can canned on 2nd July 2015 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear dark brown colour much like a French pressed coffee. There was a one finger tanned head that dissipated quickly but leaves some nice stringy lacing.
Aroma: Like a fresh brewed cup of coffee from freshly grounded coffee beans with a hint of vanilla and brown sugar.
Taste: Roasted coffee, coffee grounds followed by some nuttyness with a hint of milk and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: A very good brown ale with nice coffee flavours. Very easy to drink especially if you like coffee.