Blue Bridge Coffee Stout - Coronado Brewing Company
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Reviews by farrago:
2.94/5 rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a solid three fingers of very dark brown foam, while frothy with many larger bubbles the retention is credible and long lasting, the lacing comes in fairly thick streaks but this tends to slide away swiftly. At first glance the liquid seems black but it is likely the darkest shade of brown possible, completely opaque, no visible bubbles, no hint of other coloration at the rims. The nose is quite roasty with a heavy emphasis on the coffee, quite milky too, black fruits and raisins, oatmeal and other sweeter baking grains, splash of mineral water, overall it’s not that sugary but likewise it does not have a noticeable hoppy charge to it either. Full-bodied, dense and reluctant to move freely, it has a strong drying effect on the mouth, to the point where it impairs the flavors. Coffee, powdered dark chocolate and a hint of molasses yet no core of sweetness, the plum, cherry fruit diminished and no citric nor floral element. The minor doughy breadiness helps. Carbonation is low but not absent. Some chicory notes at the end. Smooth but the dustiness adds to its lack of flow and slightly dilute ending. Not horrible but nothing I would purchase a second time.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2013 02:16:24 | More by farrago
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 232 ratings.