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Coffee Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Coffee AleCoffee Ale

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456 Ratings
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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%


Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Neighbors for nearly twenty years, Boulevard Brewing Company and The Roasterie share a passion for making extraordinary beverages. In Coffee Ale, our two celebrated brewing traditions come together in a long-awaited collaboration. Ethiopian Sidamo from Africa’s Great Rift Valley has been carefully blended with rye, oats, and malted barley, and spiced with Perle and Styrian Golding hops. The delightfully fragrant beer presents a glowing, tawny-amber hue. The clean, crisp acidity of the air-roasted coffee mingles with malt on the palate, lingering faintly in a subtly sweet finish.

26 IBU

(Beer added by: SavvyStudent on 03-21-2013)
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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There's been a lot of build up here in KC, with people looking forward to this meeting of two local companies, but without the overzealousness that accompanied the Chocolate Ale.

While it doesn't look like anything Boulevard has brewed before, it does resemble a dark brown ale or two that I've enjoyed. The head is huge on pour, with it receding to a steady lip afterwards.

Good nose - kind of like the old downtown Folgers plant here in KC used to be, magically filling the night air with the scent of roasted beans.

That's a pretty unique take on coffee - big-time roasted, malty, oats, like what you would expect from an exceptional stout, but with the notable difference of the mouthfeel. I'm not getting any hoppiness until the coffee fades away and even then it's muted and subtley piney. The ABV is really well hidden.

Quite demonstrably an ale, without the creaminess that would accompany a stout, but with aromatics that bubble and percolate, letting the coffee really come through.

Oh goodness - while it doesn't bring forth any flavors that haven't been previously revealed in coffee, it brings them to this beer in a big way. Just great.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 02:58:44 | More by mdcrouser
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S- day old dark roast coffee, slightly peppery, also picking up some smoked meat character

T- straight sidamo coffee up front followed by some smoky notes, almost a meat flavor of smoked sausage. Slightly spicy and peppery rye with a hint of oat, light hop kick on the finish with a coffee linger

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Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.