Blue Bridge Coffee Stout | Coronado Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States
coronadobrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
440
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
84
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 440 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of wtkphoto
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scratch69
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Grupatre
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Honeybourne
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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 JakerLou
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 theDuck
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dsimenson
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brolo75
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 sweemzander
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Briken
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 Chuck13
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of durlta
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drone
2.54/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of guizhang
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polopaul20
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 Marius
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of firkingroovin
4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Blue Bridge Coffee Stout from Coronado Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 440 ratings.
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