Coffee Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.14/5 rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Served in a Local Option cervoise.
If nothing else, it's at least nice to see a coffee-forward beer that doesn't have a stout at its base. This stuff pours a dark garnet-topaz topped by over a finger of wan off-gray foam. The nose is unsurprisingly dominated by coffee, though it's not just the sweet and roasty stuff you sniff whilst meandering through the right aisle at the supermarket, but rather a combination of that with some slightly soapy and briny veins. It's slightly off-putting, especially considering there's nothing buttressing or contrasting it. The taste begins with a decidedly bitter strain of coffee, followed by, in turn, light tobacco, mild caramel, light wheat, and then those strains of soapy and briny coffee. Shit, I never thought I'd write those words about coffees in beer when they're so much more at home in the world of Scotch, but, hey, when the words fit... The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, there's just too much off coffee in this coffee ale for my tastes. It'd have been one thing if it was strong with the usual brew, but the soap and the brine just kinda ruined things a bit for me.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2013 04:18:09 | More by TMoney2591
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