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Blue Bridge Coffee Stout - Coronado Brewing Company

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259 Ratings
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | 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:
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(Beer added by: brew3crew on 11-09-2011)
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doktorhops

Australia

3.08/5  rDev -15.6%

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.

06-27-2013 11:42:51 | More by doktorhops
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oberon

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured into an 8 oz. glass nearly jet black except for a some ruby highlights when held up,a thinner beige head atop.Dry earthiness and french roast coffee in the nose,very dry.Dry and earthy on the palate,maybe to dry,tated almost dirty with no sweetness to counter-balance dry earthiness and roast.I like a dryer earthy stout but this may have been a little over the top in the category for me.

10-26-2013 23:44:43 | More by oberon
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Billolick

New York

3.89/5  rDev +6.6%

32 ounce growler purchased this evening at Carmine St. Beer in NYC, NY.

Pours dark dark brown, loose dark mocha head, that stays decently, and then goes to a frothy film and leaves ample high tongues of stick.

Milk chocolate and cafe au lait nose.

Medium to lighter bodied for a stout.

More chocolate and muted coffee notes. Smooth, quite easy and pleasant drinking.

More coffee grounds come out as it warms up a bit. Nice stout, that worth trying...

02-02-2014 04:26:03 | More by Billolick
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-18-2014 02:53:11 | More by aquazr1
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-17-2013 21:04:33 | More by TKEbeerman
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-04-2014 16:52:42 | More by WVbeergeek
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%

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

06-30-2014 02:37:16 | More by chinchill
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.98/5  rDev +9%

Big rich light brown head settles into a nice lacing above a clear super dark brown to black colored beer.

Rich black coffee to coffee grounds aroma with any cream or sugar.

Big black coffee taste with some of the dark roasted malt characteristics coming through nicely.

A dryish after taste with the feel of a creamy bakers chocolate on this full bodied stout.

I'm not much of a coffee drinker but this stuff might help sway me.

12-31-2012 22:02:35 | More by LXIXME
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-29-2014 15:59:21 | More by acurtis
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-08-2013 19:58:08 | More by ste5venla
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Reappropriated

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-06-2013 07:29:53 | More by InfernoBoss
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

01-24-2013 23:20:24 | More by biboergosum
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Tuckersmth

California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-20-2014 00:01:10 | More by Tuckersmth
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bexley10

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-17-2014 20:53:44 | More by bexley10
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brewerburgundy

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-25-2013 01:13:58 | More by brewerburgundy
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brokentee

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-26-2014 00:53:58 | More by brokentee
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cjgator3

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-28-2014 03:45:14 | More by cjgator3
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-20-2013 21:25:41 | More by aztraz
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -12.3%

On tap @ the CBC on 3/17/10. Served in a pint glass. I don't remember the exact ABV on this but I believe that it was in the 5-6% range.

Pours a straight black in the glass (although some ruby does shine through along the bottom) with a 1/2 finger of creamy light mocha head. Thin but very frothy retention on this, which leaves a ton of sticky lacing behind. The aroma is very roasty and bitter, with some sweeter tones and hop activty in the back, but this is mostly very dark feeling in the nose.

The taste is bitter dark roast coffee, with a firm dose of hops mixed in. Chocolate and caramel sweetness hang along the back, along with a touch of earthy citrus. Overall though, this is very burnt and bitter in the mouth. It would have been nice to have, you know, a bit more actual coffee flavor present. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a big prickly feel that fills the mouth up but there is also a bit more of a thicker feel underneath. Mostly though, this stays sharp in the mouth.

I like a good Coffee Stout like the next guy but this just leaned WAY too heavy to the dark side of things. Just not enough actual flavor (beyond charred roast) coming through, and this could have also used some more balancing sweetness. There were a lot of interesting looking beers on tap here during our visit and this one left me disappointed.

03-25-2010 12:34:46 | More by Kegatron
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-30-2012 03:12:46 | More by Kurt92118
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-21-2014 21:54:09 | More by Kevincredible
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-08-2014 22:44:03 | More by pat_usher
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Blue Bridge Coffee Stout from Coronado Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.