Blue Bridge Coffee Stout - Coronado Brewing Company
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Reviews by doktorhops:
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:
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
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
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
Blue Bridge Coffee Stout from Coronado Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.