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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by charlzm on 11-15-2008

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Reviews: 81 | Ratings: 438
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 James954
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

L: classic stout look...black...minimal lacing
S: roasted malt, coffee, molasses
T: roasted malt, coffee and molasses, and a light unsweetened dark chocolate finish
F: watery and light carbonation...the one weakness of this brew

Overall: Not awful after just drinking a Youngs Double chocolate stout (dreadful), but there's no big thing drawing me back to pick up more of this brew.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into speigelau glass

A: dark brown closer to black with light escaping around the edges small head with light mocha coloring in the head

S: pour coffee, burnt roast, with light nuttiness, and a little bit of dark chocolate

T: lots of coffee, lots of carbonation, and a little thin

M: very thin with an over abundance of carbonation

O: The beer smells amazing but it is very thin with too much carbonation. The beer tastes just like a carbonated coffee but otherwise it isn't to bad

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, no bottled on date. My first bomber from Coronado Brewing.

Poured into a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale mini snifter.

A - Dark black pour; not opaque, some cola hues when held to the light. Finger of light frothy khaki tan head. Not thick, viscous, or oily, but passable for the low abv. Slightly thin / watery appearance.

S - Not a terribly powerful aroma, but good enough for what it is. Brewed black coffee, notes of vanilla / cream.

T - Not as much coffee as expected, it appears more as a dark roastiness in the finish. Subtle milk / cream / vanilla notes. Thin, with a bit of cola-esque carb.

M - Feel is smooth, creamy, & easy-drinking. On the thin / watery side, but passable for the low abv.

Overall, an average example of the style. Would be interested to see a more amped up / imperial version of the style.

Coronado Brewing Blue Bridge Coffee Stout -----3.5/5

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Photo of Jeffsta1
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall this read more like a decent coffee porter - calling it stout seems mis-categorized.

Nice dark color, very pretty tan lacing.

Malty, coffee nose. Promising...!

Taste is ... um ... not what I expect from a stout. Distinctly coffee, for sure. Cold brewed, French press. Some maltiness. Not much of the stout bitter shtuff. Some interesting perfumey notes - never, ever picked that up in any other beer. Lavender? Bergamot? Wild. Not exactly off-putting - but, man - this is different. I'm talking about the flavor, I don't pick up the perfumeyness on the nose.

Mouthfeel - moderately rich. Nice carbonation. I'd prefer more richness in a stout, but if I pretend its a porter, its ok.

Malty, bitter finish - licorice, cocoa, moderate intensity. Reasonably well integrated with the rest of the beer.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at On the Border in Eastvale, CA on 11/28/15.

Pours very dark brown with a 1 inch tan head that remains as a thin film on top. Smell is of faint coffee. Coffee and roasted malt dominate the flavor. A solid coffee stout.

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Photo of Catracho5
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours black, light does come through, tan colored head, no head retention,

A: Subtle aromas, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, not a lot of coffee coming through.

T: Hit of roasted malts and subtle chocolate flavors, some coffee, very light flavors, finishes with a mix of coffee and chocolate flavors, not a whole lot of flavor.

M: Thin, average carbonation.

O: There are far better coffee stouts than this, really lacks flavor and aroma, not much in this beer.

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Photo of Bfarr
2.45/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Deep dark brown with foamy, big bubbled head and decent retention. Dirty, old coffee ground aroma. Thin, watery coffee flavor. Pleasant coffee linger and finish. Thin, light carbonation and biting acidity.

Unfortunately, this beer is meant to showcase a coffee but didn't give it enough of a backbone to support the flavor. It has a terrible aroma of day old coffee grounds. There is a good coffee flavor but without anything to go along with it it tastes like an alcoholic iced coffee.

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Photo of Hahnin
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Tasted like a light dry stout mixed with cold brew coffee, which seems to be their intention. Coronado hit the mark, but it just wasn't for me. I love beer, I love coffee, apparently just not together. Personally, it was more gum/nuts than peanut butter/chocolate. First try of Coronado brewing company, and was actually impressed even though the beer wasn't for me. Looking forward to trying out another one of their brews.

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Photo of Spacedog666
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer has almost no head. It looks surprisingly similar to a diet coke. The taste is more like fizzy coffee than beer. Normally I love coffee stouts but this beer is more coffee and less stout. Not a bad beer, but I would probably pick up another coffee stout next time I am at the liquor store.

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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 Sludgeman
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in the Outer Banks during my beach vacation. Poured into a wine glass. Beautiful bottle.

Tastes like an Irish stout, but is categorized as an American stout. Easy drinking. IMO do not drink this one too cold. Let this one warm up.

A - Pours an opaque dark brown with half a finger head, which dissipates almost immediately. Well carbonated so you call always swirl to bring back the head. 3.25
S - Nice roasted coffee and malt. 3.25
T - Cold coffee, bitter, burnt malt, tinch of sweetness, faint dark chocolate. 3.75
MF - Thin(-), medium light, dry finish. 3.5

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Photo of Immortale25
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a swirly pattern of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Nice mocha coffee aroma that's moderately sweet. Like I'm smelling a Dunkin Donuts mocha iced coffee.

T- Flavor doesn't quite live up to the smell. More of a straightforward roasty character with only hints of coffee from there. Sweetness continues

M- As other reviewers have stated, quite thin for the style. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Starts out nicely with the aroma but goes downhill from there. A serviceable coffee beer but nothing particularly impressive about it.

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Photo of justinp444
2.99/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours black with a half inch thick beige head. Smell of fresh ground coffee and roasted malt. Taste of cold coffee, roasted malt and a just a tiny bit of tart sour. It has a light to medium (more on the light side) body with a moderate mouth feel. Like others I agree this is more like a porter then a stout but it is well done (which is why I scored it low as a stout).

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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 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 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 KarmicSkrambl8
2.92/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Way too thin...burnt/bitter taste, not roasty/robust. Not a pleasant coffee aftertaste. Bland for the most part, very disappointing to this particular palate.

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Photo of howiebear
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured dark, almost black, foamy head head quickly dissipated into a slim halo.
(May be poured too cold)
Quite strong coffee with some roasted malt, maybe ahint of dark chocolate.
Thin to medium mouth feel, taste didn't live up to the initial aromas, slightly dry lingering after taste.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque but still clear very dark, almost jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of freshly roasted coffee beans over the top of lighter aromas of roasted malts and just a hint of cocoa.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of lightly roasted malts with a very light hint of cocoa. That is followed by moderate lingering flavors of freshly roasted coffee which imparts a light amount out bitterness. Hints of earthy hops are present in the finish but do not linger.

M: Light to medium bodied with a light to moderate amount of carbonation. Slightly dry.

O: This is an enjoyable beer assuming that you enjoy the taste/aroma of coffee without any associated sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden and the beer borders on being sessionable.

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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 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 Beaver13
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy tan head that goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is fudgy chocolate malts with a lot of nice roast coffee.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts some some slightly acidic roast coffee. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly watery.

Overall, a decent coffee stout.

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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 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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