Blue Bridge Coffee Stout | Coronado Brewing Company

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Blue Bridge Coffee StoutBlue Bridge Coffee Stout

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by charlzm on 11-15-2008

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Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 440
Photo of reitzbrewing
4.77/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

on draft. smell is straight bust ass coffee. Taste is bitter from the coffee but with malt from the stout. not overly heavy, so very easy to drink....assuming you like coffee

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Photo of EvoRich
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Look: Pitch black, poured into a snifter with little, and quick fading head. Fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Fresh roasted coffee. Has a sugary sweetness to it, like sweet cream, almost like a milk stout.

Taste: Deep roasted coffee flavor, a touch of chocolate, and sweet cream. Very little hop bitterness, which I like. All the bitterness come from the coffee beans, as I feel it should with a coffee stout.

Feel: Very full bodied with medium carbonation, just the way I like it

Overall: Excellent beer. Better than I expected. I'll likely go out and pick up another bottle eventually.

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Photo of Omnium
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Bocktown Monaca

A - Poured a nice coffee color (go figure) nice dark brown, not your typical blacked out stout, nice light khaki color 1 finger head, medium lacing.
S - Bold coffee aroma, a little roasty malt, a hint of smokiness, some mild earthy tones, a touch of pine.
T - If you're looking for coffee flavor this is it people. From start to finish you get a rich smooth coffee flavor theres some nice touches vanilla alont with the malt, and even a low hop profile thats hidden, but welcomed.
M - Not as thick and full as you'd think, which is a nice change of pace.
O - Powerful coffee flavor and aroma in this, make this a great go to if you're into coffee, but its another good mark in the book for me as far as Corodado goes.

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Photo of avwrite
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

Was expecting a run of the mill stout, but actually very flavorful and smooth going down. The coffee taste is very noticeable in the beer. Also sense some light bitterness and a little sweetness. I enjoyed it and would get it again.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pours with a thick caramel colored head that eventually settles into a thick layer over the brew. The color is deep coffee brown and almost borderline black....there is no seeing through this one! Cant tell what the carbonation is like but I'm guessing by the head that its mellow. Lacing is pretty decent as well with many sticky small patches clinging to the glass!

S- Awesome dark chocolate and dark roasted black coffee aromas dominate the nose with hints of burnt malt, earth, raw vanilla bean, blackstrap molasses and perhaps some licorice root. The finish is dry and not very bitter, just dry-ish!

T- The flavors are primarily of coffee, muted dark chocolate, molasses, charred malt, and some toffee sweetness to help balance everything out! Everything is a little lighter than I anticipated.....not as robust as the aromas let on, so slightly disappointing on that front but nothing that breaks this one.

M/O- Again, not what I expected.....leans towards the light body end of things and the carbonation is more zingy than I thought it would....much more cleansing than a normal stout but not offensive....just different. Overall this is a good beer in terms of looks and aromas, the flavor and mouthfeel is slightly underwhelming but I have had worse. I still recommend this and would probably get it again....would probably be a great addition to a stew base!

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Photo of Daktyls
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brown with a one and half finger tan/mocha rocky head.

S: Aroma consists of coffee, dark chocolates and some earthy notes, maybe a little nuttiness in there too. Some dark malts are present as well.

T: Delicious. Notes of coffee are present but not overwhelming. Additionally, there are notes of dark roasted malts, some lactose I think, a very slight oatiness and like the nose, some earthy nuttiness.

M: Great on the tongue, not particularly carbonated, works very well with the flavors that are going on, a little slick, not too thick though.

O: Quite good. I very much enjoy this beer. This is the second beer from Coronado that I have had and it is very tasty, would definitely buy it again.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours an opaque black with some crimson around the edges and a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, and some slight cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same but there is a slight sourness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a better smell than taste in my opinion. However, the slight sourness I am getting in the taste is unexpected.

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Photo of Pencible
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly opaque black garnet with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like bold coffee and cream, with some dry dark chocolate and smoky roasted barley.
T: It tasted like bitter coffee and sweet cream and dry dark chocolate. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Fizzy body.
D: This was a good coffee stout with simple but solid scent and taste. The body wasn't right, but the finish was smooth, so it was fairly easy to drink. Nice to try, but maybe not top tier.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Brien's in San Diego, CA 0n 7/11/09. Listed as Coronado Blue Ridge Coffee Stout.

A - Deep brown - bordering black - body with almost a finger's width of creamy tan head that settled into a thin patchy ring but deposited exquisite lacing around the glass.

S - Blue Ridge boasts an authentic roasted coffee bean aroma with hints of chocolate and caramel. Very coffee-forward armoa with heaping dose of roasted malt.

T - Big roasted coffee flavor with an earthy hop character and subtle chocolate and licorice notes. Finishes with a slight earthy hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth, silky mouthfeel, but quite thin and watery overall, with only a slight oily texture. Really softly carbonated with a tinge of astringeny and subtle hop bitterness on palate.

D - While the mouthfeel was a bit thin, this is a very coffee-forward stout with a bold roasted malt presence and nice chocolate character to complement the heavy coffee flavor.

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Photo of brew3crew
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Coronado brewery

A-dark brown body with a tan head that quickly disapates

S-nice roasted coffee and a little buit if malt

T-nice slow coffee taste. Not overpowering but you can still taste it

M-medium body and smooth

O- Very nice coffee stout. Would call it more of a porter but would be good for breakfast!

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Photo of pat61
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours deep dark brown under a 1” fairly persistent, lacy foam cap. Starts on the palate creamy and grainy and then shifts to coffee and darker roast grain. The coffee and roast are not bitter or harsh and are well balanced by the grains. Average to a little above average carbonation, medium to a little above medium body.

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Photo of CaliHop82
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Wade's Wines

A: Dark Dark brown, almost black with a nice tan head that stuck around for most of the time.

S: This beer smells like a fresh roasted cup of black coffee with maybe a little nuttiness.

T: Very similiar to the smell. Very smooth beer with a big coffee flavor. As this beer warms up it has a nice chocolately finish with little to no bitter.

M: Low to high carbonation with a creamy consistent stout feel.

Overall: Not a bad coffee stout - very drinkable. This beer could be really good if aged in some bourbon or whiskey barrels for a couple years.

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Photo of ThomasMetal75
4/5  rDev +9.3%

I don't like that Beer Advocate has changed their format for reviewing. Not cool But here we go.

A (3/5)- Black with a red-ish hugh around the bottom of the glass. Has a thick tan head when poured down the middle of the glass, and just a fine rim when tilted. Looks like a traditional stout for sure.

S (4/5)- Dry for the most part, but it is semi sweet. It's got some milk chocolatey sweetness and dark roasted coffee in there. A swirl of the glass brings out the roasted coffee notes more. The scent is front and center, but it doesn't overpower at all. Has the dry roastyness like a Guinness or Murphy's as well.

T (4/5)- Coffee flavor is not as smokey/dark roasted as in the nose, but roasted coffee is there for sure. Sort of has a melted milk chocolate bar type flavor as well. Light dark fruit towards the end, but I might be stretching a tad to find that. Hops are not detectable, but I think that is just the style to not be hop forward. Outstanding! Drink this when cold!

M (3.75/5)- Body is towards the medium side. But it is still a very drinkable beer. Pretty crisp and carbonated as well. Finish really is dry and slightly watery like a Guinness, but not too thin. Can't complain on the mouthfeel.

Another awesome beer from San Diego. I'm convinced any beer brewed in San Diego is going to be amazing, and this one did not let up. This beer is absolutely amazing in every way possible. Would I want it on a hot day to cool me down? No. But it's a chocolate and coffee lover's dream come true. If you like Young's Double Chocolate Stout, this beer is very comparable to that, and that's my favorite beer of all time! GO GET THIS!

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Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


On tap at Coronado Brewing.

A: Dark brown with a small beige head.

S: Aromatic earthy coffee with a strong roasted malt profile. Dark chocolate compliments the coffee and roast. There's a faint nutty quality.

T: Pronounced coffee and earth notes with a low bitterness and a big dark chocolate profile. The coffee is nice. The finish is lightly astringent.

M: Medium in body with lower high carbonation.

Overall: A good coffee Stout. Mellow and enjoyable.

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Photo of amalburg
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L light head. Thin. No lacing.
S coffee and some frapaccino?
T frappacino. That's the first thing I thought. I happen to love that taste. Maybe some coke?
M thin. Light carbonation.
O I love the taste. Thin and "sessionable"

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a full on black, medium brown head, small finger of head, little lace. Coffee aroma, full blown. Smells like just-brewed coffee. It may be a little one note, or just over dominated by coffee, but its delicious. Also quite coffee in the taste, mild astringency, roasted malts too and some sweetness/chocolate. Body is medium I'd say, dry.

Dominated by coffee. A little one note, but the coffee does make it a guilty pleasure.

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Photo of Mrchato
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I saw "coffee stout" I expected more of a sweeter beer. Not so the case with this one, tastes exactly like a cold brewed coffee with fizz, if you like that taste this one hits the nail on the head. For me this would do much better on nitro, or at least with less carbonation, other than that I probably would get this again, I guess the low(ish) review has to do with my expectation more than the actual flavor

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Photo of LXIXME
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big rich light brown head settles into a nice lacing above a clear super dark brown to black colored beer.

Rich black coffee to coffee grounds aroma with any cream or sugar.

Big black coffee taste with some of the dark roasted malt characteristics coming through nicely.

A dryish after taste with the feel of a creamy bakers chocolate on this full bodied stout.

I'm not much of a coffee drinker but this stuff might help sway me.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A dense dark beer with no clarity and a 1/4 inch of mocha head that seems to stick around for a bit.

S +T - Smell is rather roasty like a less harsh breakfast stout, vanilla, espresso, and coffee roast highlight. Taste i pretty balance blend of malt, coffee roast and sweet vanilla malt.

M - Body is spot on for the ABV it's medium, kind of chewy, and great tasting!

Overall I am not wow'd by this stout but am impressed they made such a balanced coffee stout. Totally worth the $6.50 paid and I would do it again.

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Photo of cbutova
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured from the 22oz into a large chalice. Black bodied with a one finger, light mocha tan head. Head retention is pretty good as it falls eventually to a frothy ring. Lacing starts off thick and tapers towards the bottom of the glass.

S- Coffee and Brown-ale like toasted malts seem to be mostly up front for me with a nice toasted nutty note. The coffee has a dark feel but not deep like espresso. Roasted grains round it all out.

T- Roastiness and coffee seems to take over here and make up most of the flavor. The dark coffee beans and deep roast barley work together to create a drinkable, lower ABV stout. Hints of toasted nuts, caramel and slight dark fruits. Slight hops to round it out.

MF- Medium bodied thickness with a moderate amount of carbonation. Silky and somewhat creamy overall texture on the palate. Finishes with a hint of roasty bitterness.

On the lighter side compared to modern day stouts but does not lack in the flavor department at all. Smooth roasty coffee and barley leads the way in a drinkable stout.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown; head is a bit lacklustre: beige, rim of small bubbles. Lace is a bit thin and bland.

Big coffee aroma. Burnt, spicy espresso, hints of herbs, black pepper, pepperberries and juniper. Nice coffee; smells tasty.

Taste is similar to other coffee stouts I've had. Sweet, with caramel malt, touch of roast but swimming in a bit of watery malt base. Bit of spice and a touch of espresso at the back, but subdued. This coffee seems nice enough, it could totally dominate the palate and I'd be on board.

Not a bad body. Bit thin, but fair amount of texture. Good presence.

Nice flavour. Could use a bit more coffee character in there.

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Photo of badboyrsl84
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pour - It poured almost black with a thick head that stuck around for a long time.

Smell - almost like a roasted cup of coffee without anything in it.

Taste- almost the same as the smell with a malt/roasted taste up front with a strong coffee finish.

Overall I like this brew. I have frequent the CBC just for a pint of this bad boy. One of the most significant coffee smelling and tasting brews I've had. Good stuff

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Photo of LampertLand
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coronado Brewing 'Blue Bridge Coffee Stout' @ 5.4% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.50
A-pour is cola brown from the bottle to a near black in the glass with a small tan head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-coffee , fresh ground coffee
T-big taste of coffee (start , middle & end)
MF-ok carbonation , big medium body
Ov-ok beer , decent stout
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Mattyb79
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Hardywood tulip from a 22 oz. bomber.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with about 1 1/2 fingers of tan head. In the glass, the beer looks absolutely black unless you hold it up to direct light, then you get a slight brown around the edges and bottom. Great looking beer!

Smell: COFFEE! This reminds me of some of the great east coast coffee stouts I've had. You get just a touch of dark chocolates, roasted malt, and a slight sweet smell I can't quite place, but did I mention COFFEE!

Taste: Again, coffee dominates, but you get the dark chocolates, some burnt malt bitterness, and a little sweetness that almost seems like lactose. I'm wondering if this beer is classified correctly, because it tastes very similar to several beers that I have had that were stylized as milk/sweet stouts. Regardless, this is a quality brew that delivers great coffee stout taste!

Mouthfeel: WAY too much carbonation for the style! The beer would be top tier if it didn't have so much carbonation. Makes the whole experience taste a little too watered down!

Overall: I really enjoyed this brew, but if they got the carbonation under control, this could be world class IMO!

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Photo of thecheapies
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark, dark brew. Came out with a 'glug-glug-glug'. Satiny tan head created a short collar. Not much lacing, at all.

Coffee with sugar, roast, and vanilla. Hints of a dark fruitiness. Mostly coffee, though.

Huge coffee and stouty roast flavors. Malt bitterness is mellow. Lots of dark maltiness pours through. Notes of vanilla, meat char, bing cherry, and a lot of roast. Enough to cut through most of the sweetness.

Drinks easily. Medium body and a spattering of carbonation.

A very tasty and quality coffee makes this beer. Earthy and dark-roasted. I like it.

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