Blue Bridge Coffee Stout - Coronado Brewing Company
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Reviews by biboergosum:
3.83/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
650ml bottle, 5.4% ABV. Man, the coffee-infused beers are coming out hard and fast as of late.
This beer pours a solid, abyssal black, with ever the slightest of basal bronze highlights, and three imposing fingers of puffy, densely foamy mocha head, which leaves some nicely consistent, loose chain cog pattern lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly abates.
It smells of somewhat bitter, dry roasted coffee beans, baker's chocolate, lightly toasted bready malt, rather dry salted caramel, and some earthy, mildly herbal hops. The taste is quite similar, but more rounded - bolder medium sweet cocoa, fuller, softer coffee grounds, a still struggling grainy caramel malt, some clammy black licorice notes, a touch of charcoal, and very faint hints of a earthy hop bitterness.
The carbonation is pretty average, and good at it, the body medium-light in weight, with a rather dry edginess, which is cold coffee all the way, and makes smoothness a hard sell here. It finishes just a tad off-dry, the plaintive wails of the caramel/toffee malt gaining a now surprising tenor, as the bitter coffee and chalky cocoa sit back and light a cigar by the fire.
A moderately dry Yankee stout, for those caffeine freaks out there - you can certainly taste the guest ingredient in this one. I have to give credit, however, for as strong as the coffee initially seems, there's enough else going on to keep the rest of us non-users and non-early risers happy.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2013 23:20:24 | More by biboergosum
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 233 ratings.