Coffee Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Coffee AleCoffee Ale

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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.

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Ratings: 516 |  Reviews: 102
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of sammygt
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious Beer. Easy to drink, great Coffee presence with malt, chocolate, and some nuttiness. I can drink this beer all day, which is dangerous as a 9.2%, but i love coffee, and i love beer, and this is a beautiful union of the two. If this turns out to be a limited edition i will be sad, but i am buying it up now.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of CBrotherton
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Very dark brown walnut color, first pour had a two inch head(!) that slowly rose to 2 1/2 inches (which overflowed from glass). Average dissipation of head over 30 secs.

S: An airy, coffee smell; not overpowering but certainly there. Imagine walking down the coffee aisle at your local grocery store with a stopped up nose; you can tell it's coffee and you're also not overwhelmed by it; pleasant toffee smell as well.

T: It's just good, solid. Can barely taste the 9.2% in this guy. Really a good sipping beer, even a little sip will produce the full on flavor. I think i taste some hazelnut too... guy at liquor store said over the course of a day they sold two (2) crates worth (approx 50-75 bottles total)

M: Minimal carbonation, longer than typical aftertaste.

O: Overall, a solid beer with a punch (flavor-wise and ABV-wise) that doesn't get old after one glass. A great partnership between The Roasterie and Boulevard Brewing! A must try!

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep mahogany with nice ruby highlights. Large frothy light tan head that lasts a very long time. Very carbonated. Stick lacing.

The aroma is earthy and chocolatey coffee. Roast and some dark fruits. Spice, cinnamon, maybe a small amount of noble hop character. Warming alcohol becomes more present over time.

Again coffee in the flavor. More fruit forward, but dominated by roasted coffee. A mild amount of bitterness balanced with sweet caramel malts. Some spiciness as well.

Highly carbonated but still with a silky character. The finish leaves the earthy character of the coffee.

Very nice coffee aroma and flavor. Despite the high ABV, this is very drinkable. I'm a fan of the concept as well. Why not really let the coffee shine without being muddled by roasted malts with a very similar character?

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.98/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I poured this from a 750ml bottle into a clean tulip glass.

Appearance: Very dark with a slight red hue when held to the light, single stream of bubbles racing to the thick foamy head that was about 2.5 finger tall. Good lacing as I finish the glass.

Smell: definite coffee smell, dark and rich and sweet. Chocolate and caramel nut come through nicely.
Taste: a good blend of coffee and malted barley and rye. Slight taste of chocolate comes through.

Mouth feel: crisp with a solid feel. Not overly heavy or creamy. In my opinion it could have been a little creamy but that is about the only thing it’s missing.

Overall: love the beer. A really nice dark roasted caramel taste compliments the rich and aromatic coffee taste. An Ethiopian Sidamo coffee is used according to the bottle. Boulevard has really got a great beer this time. I think it is a special release and might not be available again so I must go out and stock up.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of SavvyStudent
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boulevard partnered up with the roasterie coffee And created this malt mixture. Really amazing nose to it with the strong coffee source. Good legs and slight head with pour. Overall a great little coffee ale that is comparable to the limited Chocolate Ale produced in years past

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Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 516 ratings