Blue Bridge Coffee Stout - Coronado Brewing Company
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Reviews by Somebody_Else:
3.04/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
Got my hands on some yesterday.
I'm not impressed with this.
When I pour a stout I expect -- no, I demand -- a dense creamy head. I want a mustache from drinking it. If it can't support a pencil upright we've already started off on the wrong foot. I ended what started as a conservative pour with an aggressive dump at the end to try to generate some head. No dice. The 1 mm head quickly reverted to zero. OK -- disappointed, but we don't drink for the head, right? So we move on...
The best part of this beer was the nose, but even then it lacked complexity. I got the coffee, sure, and some sweet roasty malt but that was pretty much it. I would categorize the smell as "thin." Good... but thin. My hopes were still optimistic.
The flavor was a let-down. It was not bad at all -- drinkable and tasty and smooth -- but lacked the stout toasted malt I so crave in this type. The coffee flavor was distinct but not over-powering -- good -- but there was no "stoutiness" to this drink. I expect an earthiness that just wasn't there.
Same with the mouth-feel. In a word: watery. None of it stuck around for flavor development. Swallowed and forgotten. A little of the coffee lingered but that was it.
Overall, there is nothing wrong with Coronado Blue Ridge Coffee Stout. I would blame the name more than anything else. In fact, right under the name it says, ALE BREWED WITH COFFEE. There you have it folks: ale. That jives with my take.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2013 02:19:04 | More by Somebody_Else
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: This poured a nearly opaque black garnet with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like bold coffee and cream, with some dry dark chocolate and smoky roasted barley.
T: It tasted like bitter coffee and sweet cream and dry dark chocolate. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Fizzy body.
D: This was a good coffee stout with simple but solid scent and taste. The body wasn't right, but the finish was smooth, so it was fairly easy to drink. Nice to try, but maybe not top tier.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 16:03:47 | More by Pencible
3.71/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the Orange Street brewpub location.
Pours black with a good, durable tan head that leaves lots of sticky lacing.
Aroma: black coffee with a trace of hops.
Taste: black coffee; touch of hops; faint dark roasted malts. Medium bitterness. Good coffee flavor. Very good sweet/bitter balance.
Feel: thin body; smooth; medium carbonation.
O: Well-crafted, light version of the style that's is heavy on the coffee flavor
Serving type: on-tap
06-30-2014 02:37:16 | More by chinchill
3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, light char, light nuttiness, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of coffee and dark/roasted malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light caramel, light nuttiness, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, toast, dark bread, light nuttiness, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and robustness of coffee and dark/roasted malt flavors; with decent complexity and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice coffee stout. Good balance and robustness of coffee and dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. Pretty one dimensional, but nicely enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2014 01:00:13 | More by superspak
Blue Bridge Coffee Stout from Coronado Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.