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Coffee Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Coffee AleCoffee Ale

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very good

499 Ratings
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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 22
Gots: 49 | FT: 3
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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3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Coffee Ale was poured into a sampler, appearing a brownish black color with a slight mocha head topping off the glass. By the aroma, it was quite apparent that this was a coffee beer. Most closely, it smelled like used coffee grounds. I make this comparison in a positive manner. In the initial taste, one notes coffee that is sweeter toward the front. Toward the finish, the coffee grows a little more tart. There is a certainly level of creaminess, but it will not overwhelm anybody without keen attention to detail. The mouthfeel would certainly suggest this to be a bubbly ale, as it is fairly thin. This is not my favorite coffee ale, but a good one.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

P: Pours a dark brown with red tint and a massive crown of dense cappuccino froth.

S: Robust roasted coffee, mocha, resinous barley, chocolate malt balls, nutmeg, soy sauce and sweet booze.

T/M: Roasted coffee drizzled with amaretto syrup, smoldered wood, chocolate covered espresso beans, non dairy creamer and a big booze presence. Taste is rough and artificial. Moderate carbonation in a creamy body and dry spicy barley laced with creamer sweetness.

O: I love the smokestack series but this is the only one I've had that missed the mark. This tastes similar to an iced amaretto coffee with too much non dairy creamer. It's coffee forward for sure but wasn't a fan of the completed concoction.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with friend from 750ml cork/caged bottle outdoors on a hot afternoon. Served in a Crown and Rose Pub nonic.

This ale is not the prettiest thing around, but shows off a large bubbly crown of cola colored foam. The tea-cola-brown colored brew is quite muddy and reminds me a a bit of old cloudy iced tea or weak coffee with an very slight splash of cream. Still, it's interesting enough to call it good. Lace was scant as the large sized bubbles just truck around the glass at will like they're on ice skates.

I love the smell of coffee and malt, so it goes without saying that I'm going to dig this aroma. Mostly fresh roasted coffee bean, but the sweet caramel nutty backbone is obvious. Hops are nearly vacant to my nose, but it's fine - this is about coffee.

Sweeter than I expected for not being a stout. Big bold coffee is in your face until that sweet caramel malt hits. You're left with some zing from the rye and light peppery hop profile. I like it even though my friend was forcing his down to move on to the next beer of the afternoon - he is NOT a coffee drinker.

The medium body keeps large bubbles afloat. A bit like cola.

Overall. I'd buy it again, but would prefer a Winter release. And I have to wonder what they could do if they mingled the Roasterie beans with a big stout.

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750ml picked up yesterday in Asheville. A dark amber/rusty red pour, solid finger of fine foamy head.

Aroma, a nice coffee with some malty caramel accents. A little bit of cocoa.

Taste, nice toffee maltyness. Coffee is really integrated well with this. Hazelnut and some cocoa. One of the better straight coffee and not coffee porter or stout brews I've tasted.

Extreamely smooth. Fine creamy carbonation. Coating but not sticky. Really nice drinking. Taste and body are this brew's strong points.

Would buy more of this for sure.

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Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.