Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Surly Brewing Coffee Bender

Thanks to my friend Tip Top from The Beer Spot (www.thebeerspot.com) for hooking me up at Great Taste ticket weekend with the 4pack. Had this on draft a few times but it's my first time from the can.

Pours a deep dark brown pour with auburn hints and a creamy inch of light tan foam on top that stick around and leaves some lacing. Looks quite delectable in the glass.

Massively wonderful coffee nose that's fresh and vibrant with chocolate undertones and caramel swirls. A touch nutty as well but the coffee is the real player here.

First sip kicks in with clean roasted malts that segue into bright coffee flavors along with some chocolate as well. Caramel and nutty undertones meander through. Flows down with great fresh brewed coffee flavors and a touch of bitterness. Sublimely drinkable.

Mouthfeel is creamy and delicious...that's about all I can say. Perfect body that makes it almost too drinkable. One of the cleanest, straight up coffee beers I have had the chance to sample. This one is not playing around!

Overall this tasty brew from a can earns a rating of Amazing.

Check out more from the guys at Surly by heading your browser on over to http://www.surlybrewing.com