Coffee Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 478 | Reviews: 97 | Display Reviews Only:
2.8/5 rDev -30.2%
A bombastic hazelnutty foamy head on top of a folgers colored brew, nice clarity. Where's the lacing, Mr. Coffee?
EEkk. Tons of hazelnut, not my favorite. Caramel, toffee, milky, peppery,.
Light, airy, no bite, heavy carbonation with lots of milky hazelnut. Slight sweet funkyness goes unappreciated by me. Spicy, peppery, chocolate, toffee, messy. A miss.
This beer is a mess and is only considered a "coffee" brew due to it's over indulgence of hazelnut... After a slew of bad brews from Boulevard recently, they need to pull it together. Rye on rye is the only reason I bought this brew. Can't recommend.
04-24-2013 23:39:00 | More by chugalug06
3.14/5 rDev -21.7%
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.
04-16-2013 04:18:09 | More by TMoney2591
3.29/5 rDev -18%
Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.
Appearance:Slightly hazed brick reddish brown. Starts with a massive tan head. Creamy with ok retention. Leaves a small cap and small bubbly collar. No lacing. Moderate carbonation.
Smell: Tons of coffee. Roasted beans with some fresh mildly acidic coffee base. Some cocoa and a mildly sweet malt base. Slightly roasted malts.as well. Cocoa and some chocolate. Coffee dominates. Roasted toffee, almost caramel corn type thing. Nice.
Taste: Some citrus laced coffee beans. Deeply roasted malts with even more fresh roasted coffee beans. Some mild acidic coffee as well. Bright and clean up front. Pushes chocolate and cocoa as well. Slight push of caramel malt along with some bready notes. Coffee everywhere.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a slightly above average carbonation. A touch dry.
Overall: What should we call it...Coffee Ale. Brilliant.
It is exactly what it says. Nice fusion of coffee at all levels.
09-14-2013 18:55:54 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.34/5 rDev -16.7%
Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.
Huge head. Massive. Very swiss cheese and foamy on appearance, but no matter how you slice it, it just comes up large and dominating. Ochre light brown, with lots of retention it will just not go away. Body is a nice muted reddish brown, kind of dull slightly. Opaque. Aggressive but way too much head, still waiting to smell and drink this thing.
Nose though is pretty solid, if a little muted. Muted coffee with some fruit like strawberry esters it seems. Some light cream and vanilla, just very downplayed though. Pretty solid though and also nicely balanced. A little bit of cola sweetness and flatness though.
Mouthfeel is a little wet, and just moderately carbonated in feel it seems, it's the first thing I notice and it's not the palate. The palate does come out with some light roast, more like a brown ale, and slightly toasty and nutty. Muted coffee but only on the swallow and hardly detectable. Nice fruity ester quality on the finish and some chewy character a bit.
Overall though I am just not feeling this one from a brewery that I really enjoy a good portion of their lineup from. It has very little coffee presence and just feels a little lifeless.
07-31-2013 21:34:09 | More by smakawhat
3.38/5 rDev -15.7%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep brown. Slight reddish tint. Big khaki head. Nice collar and retention.
Smell - All coffee. Maybe a bit of milk chocolate. Creamy smell, if that makes sense.
Taste - Coffee, slightly fruity flavor. Milk chocolate again and a slight spiciness.
Mouthfeel - High carbonation and a kick of booze. Medium body.
Overall - It's decent. Lots of coffee, but I'm not sure how much I really enjoy it.
08-13-2013 02:36:41 | More by Alieniloquium
Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.