1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Blue Bridge Coffee Stout - Coronado Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blue Bridge Coffee StoutBlue Bridge Coffee Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

241 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 241
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 11-09-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 241 | Reviews: 56 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by doktorhops:
Photo of doktorhops
doktorhops

Australia

3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Time to head back to the states... not literally (I wish)... although that is what will be happening in a sense to the taste buds once I crack open this bottle of Blue Bridge Coffee Stout. Now Coronado Brewing Company has a chequered past with me since I reviewed the Orange Avenue Wit... well one cheque if we're going to be honest with ourselves, which we are, and it was with hesitation that I grabbed this at The Archive cellars, maybe we should give Coronado a second chance, he's alright that lad.

Poured from a 650ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Presents a deep dark brown espresso body with a fluffy tan half centimetre head, which dissipates to a light lacing.

S: A distinct and delightful overpowering coffee aroma from the moment beer hit the bottom of the glass. Damn straight! A coffee beer that smells like a shot of espresso was dropped straight into my pint of stout, as bad as it sounds this is exactly what one imagines when they buy a coffee beer. Other than that there is little else detectable in the aroma - espresso coffee is one powerful aroma after all.

T: Taste is a let down. And there's that realisation: it tastes like a shot of espresso dumped into my pint of stout. As in the stout is a stout like Guinness is today (i.e. with hardly any flavour at all) and the espresso shot is any espresso shot you would get from a cafe. Combine the twain and there is little beer flavour left. Like your coffee black, and your beer not tasting like beer? Congratulations - you've found your perfect beer. Want to try another taste analogy? Buy a can of the Taiwan made "Mr. Coffee", same flavour QEDB! (the 'B' stands for 'Bitch').

M: Slight watery medium body and near flat carbonation.

D: Really this is nothing special. Buy Guinness and drop an espresso shot into it - I contend you to find any difference between a glass of this and Blue Bridge Coffee Stout. Not a beer I would buy again, I feel sorry for that Coronado lad, he is a good kid after all.

Food match: If you want to drink beer in the morning like some sort of loser then this is a good replacement for coffee. Along with the bacon/egg/toast/Sunday edition newspaper (the last one to read not eat) you might be on to a winner you morning-beer-drinker loser.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 11:42:51 | More by doktorhops
More User Reviews:
Photo of azdback
azdback

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-29-2014 04:45:42 | More by azdback
Photo of irthesteve
irthesteve

California

4.5/5  rDev +23%

07-27-2014 21:52:55 | More by irthesteve
Photo of Emostuka
Emostuka

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

07-23-2014 11:48:57 | More by Emostuka
Photo of sjmad23
sjmad23

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-22-2014 05:05:19 | More by sjmad23
Photo of BreweryRun
BreweryRun

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-21-2014 04:23:11 | More by BreweryRun
Photo of atpca
atpca

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-17-2014 04:38:01 | More by atpca
Photo of cdog707yo
cdog707yo

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-14-2014 21:54:18 | More by cdog707yo
Photo of sillyhed8
sillyhed8

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-14-2014 04:18:24 | More by sillyhed8
Photo of allstar255
allstar255

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-13-2014 07:06:05 | More by allstar255
Photo of stumac
stumac

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-12-2014 03:38:40 | More by stumac
Photo of pat_usher
pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-08-2014 22:44:03 | More by pat_usher
Photo of wakeuptothesun
wakeuptothesun

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-07-2014 00:46:11 | More by wakeuptothesun
Photo of Pencible
Pencible

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
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
Photo of chinchill
chinchill

South Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
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
Photo of Bubbalito
Bubbalito

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-26-2014 23:25:44 | More by Bubbalito
Photo of watchnerd
watchnerd

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-25-2014 04:47:29 | More by watchnerd
Photo of wrightst
wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-23-2014 03:24:50 | More by wrightst
Photo of Renalan
Renalan

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-16-2014 19:24:19 | More by Renalan
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-15-2014 15:17:36 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
Photo of Pipelovejoy
Pipelovejoy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-15-2014 15:17:21 | More by Pipelovejoy
Photo of SoleBriety
SoleBriety

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-03-2014 23:22:41 | More by SoleBriety
Photo of superspak
superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-01-2014 19:59:14 | More by Mikeluzzjr
Photo of MickeyHops
MickeyHops

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-01-2014 14:30:40 | More by MickeyHops
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Blue Bridge Coffee Stout from Coronado Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.