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Coffee Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Coffee AleCoffee Ale

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very good

491 Ratings
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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 23
Gots: 46 | FT: 4
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Ratings: 491 | Reviews: 99 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by trxxpaxxs:
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4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Twig for this bottle...

A: Pours a deep black with dark brown hues around the edges. There is a good amount of head that takes awhile to settle. There is only minimal lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is coffee, caramel, vanilla, and milk chocolate. This beer smells great.

T: It starts off sweet with mild caramel and vanilla, but the coffee kick into high gear right after. Damn. It's like a cup of coffee. Fantastic. Sweet and bitter in the middle, malt and coffee flavors mingle well. The finish is coffee and toffee.

M: Full bodied beer. It is sweet and coating to start, coats the palate, and the flavors linger long after the beer is gone.

O: I was not expecting such coffee forwardness. This beer is awesome. If the ABV weren't so damn high, I'd drink this regular. Fantastic.

trxxpaxxs, Jun 20, 2013
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750 ml bottle, batch 2013-3, best by 10-2013. Pours copper amber with a huge pillowy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is strong roast coffee with some sweet lactic chocolate.

The flavor is some sweet malt with a lot of roast coffee and some acidic bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, pretty one-dimensional, but a nice coffee beer.

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Smell: coffee roast and toasted malt

Taste: deep roasted coffee, light cream, chocolate, and sugar

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, medium body, sweet and rich with light bitterness

Overall: I have had a lot of great coffee beers lately. While this does not achieve greatness it is solid and very food. The coffee is prominent in this one, but reserved just enough from making it a coffee bomb. Glad I was able to have this.

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A - Mahogany, opaque, small ring of mocha head around rim, small light lacing

S - Fresh ground coffee, toffee, carmel and chocolate

T - Fresh coffe, sweet milk chocolate, toffee, carmel, butterscotch. Initially it starts bitter - finish is quite sweet.

M - low/med body, coffee is very pleasant, not frothy or creamy, coffee does linger

O - Wow is the coffee flavor nice! Blends very nicely with the sweetness of the chocolate and butterscotch. If only the body was thicker. This does have potential to be Fantastic. ABV is hidden so well. Nose again, has that excellent coffee notes. But until things thicken up- it will stand as 'good'

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Another fine creation by the team at Boulevard. The coffee ale is a great after dinner apertiff. The beer poured a deep redish amber with off white head that left some lacing. The scent was espresso driven with sweet hints. The taste had dark chocolate mixed with coffee....a mochachinno. Honestly....mix some coffee with B's chocolate ale....and you have the coffee ale. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall, this is a great beer.

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Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.