Coffee Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +8.5%
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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