Coffee Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by SavvyStudent on 03-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
514
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
22.86%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
54
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 100 | Ratings: 514
Reviews by portia99:
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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle (batch 2013-2) poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a milk chocolate brown in color, moderately hazy, two fingers of whipped creamy pale tan head with excellent staying power. Several minutes go by before it recedes to leave behind lots of foamy lacing.

S - Not surprisingly, this has a rather intense coffee aroma to it...medium roast with a bit of a peppery aspect to it. A touch of fruitiness, hints of light caramel, mild hop bitterness, a bit of yeast.

T - Didn't really detect the alcohol in the aroma but there is some noticeable booziness in the flavors...even overpowers the other flavors a bit. Coffee remains up front in the flavors. Some light astringency and plenty of estery fruitiness give way to some sugary sweetnesss towards the finish.

M - Medium body with a mid-level foamy/creamy carbonation to it. Fair amount of alcohol is present along with an astringency that fades to a lingering alcohol warmth and somewhat sweet finish.

O - Overall, good coffee beer - plenty of coffee flavor although the alcohol takes over a bit too much for me. Would definitely have this again if I come across it in the store.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Beaver13
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, batch 2013-3, best by 10-2013. Pours copper amber with a huge pillowy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is strong roast coffee with some sweet lactic chocolate.

The flavor is some sweet malt with a lot of roast coffee and some acidic bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, pretty one-dimensional, but a nice coffee beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dark brown in color, 1 and a half inch head, medium carbonation, cloudy

Smell: coffee roast and toasted malt

Taste: deep roasted coffee, light cream, chocolate, and sugar

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, medium body, sweet and rich with light bitterness

Overall: I have had a lot of great coffee beers lately. While this does not achieve greatness it is solid and very food. The coffee is prominent in this one, but reserved just enough from making it a coffee bomb. Glad I was able to have this.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Huge carbonation during pour. Chocolate brown in appearance. Coffee on the nose and nothing else. Velvety mouthfeel. Dark roasted coffee flavor, slightly alcoholic aftertaste. Similar to Founders Breakfast Stout, but not as intense in flavor and aroma. Very good.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of weonfire
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this on tap at the Tap House Grill in Westmont, IL in a 10oz snifter.

A - Mahogany, opaque, small ring of mocha head around rim, small light lacing

S - Fresh ground coffee, toffee, carmel and chocolate

T - Fresh coffe, sweet milk chocolate, toffee, carmel, butterscotch. Initially it starts bitter - finish is quite sweet.

M - low/med body, coffee is very pleasant, not frothy or creamy, coffee does linger

O - Wow is the coffee flavor nice! Blends very nicely with the sweetness of the chocolate and butterscotch. If only the body was thicker. This does have potential to be Fantastic. ABV is hidden so well. Nose again, has that excellent coffee notes. But until things thicken up- it will stand as 'good'

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another fine creation by the team at Boulevard. The coffee ale is a great after dinner apertiff. The beer poured a deep redish amber with off white head that left some lacing. The scent was espresso driven with sweet hints. The taste had dark chocolate mixed with coffee....a mochachinno. Honestly....mix some coffee with B's chocolate ale....and you have the coffee ale. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall, this is a great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 514 ratings.
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