Coffee Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Coffee AleCoffee Ale
BA SCORE
81.8%
Liked This Beer
4 w/ 516 ratings
Coffee AleCoffee Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
516
Liked:
422
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
10%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
54
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 516 |  Reviews: 102
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml into 2 mason jars...split with the wife cause that's how we roll

Ap- pours a dark, dark brown almost completely opaque but not quite. Appears rather bubbly. Head is off white and has decent retention.

Ar- java beans, roasted/burnt malts, cocoa, and my wife is itching for the taste portion so I guess we are done with smells

T- nice and sweet, coffee kicks in next and lingers well as does the chocolate. The alcohol is present at the end, but not in an off putting way.

M- medium/thick bodied, has really strong carbonation on the mouth-hold, maybe a tad more than we expected, a bit creamy for an ale as well, which is a nice surprise

O- solid coffee ale, glad we picked it up for $9.99 and had the chance to try this one time brew. Would have been even better as a morning brew with some bacon n' eggs

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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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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Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81.8% out of 100 with 516 ratings
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