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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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 Africaís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
750 mL bottle at home. Pours dark brown with very little light penetration, a large, frothy beige head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, toast and cookie malt, coffee, earthy hops, plums, figs, and dates. Flavor is spicy coffee, dark malt, moderate chocolate, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1524) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Midwest Brewers Fest. Poured reddish brown with cream head. Pleasant aroma of ground coffee. Similar smooth coffee taste. I dig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle:   Deep brown, moderate frothy tannish head, spotty lacing.   Big bright coffee aroma.   Pretty simple, coffee with a bit of creamer on the nose.   Sweet and roasty coffee on the tongue.   Hard to believe this is actually 9.3%!   Very simple, but very clean and tasty.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with lots of fresh coffee, a touch of creamer, with a background of lightly roasted malts.   Pure and simple a very good simple Coffee beer.   Not a Coffee infused beer, its just a Coffee beer pure and simple.   Nothing fancy, but very much a Coffee beer.   Strong, semi-sweet, with pale roastiness.   You want Coffee, get this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (2881) - Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear light brown pour with an off white head. Light coffee aromas. Malty with yeast, mild coffee, and roasted malt notes. Below average mouthfeel with a decent body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6403) - Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Best by 10/13. Looks good; a fairly opaque amberish brown with off-white lacing and lively carbonation. Smells solid; rye malt, coffee, and heavy roast with some dark fruit notes. Tastes like it smells with an average (somewhat bitter) mouthfeel. Good, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
he flavor starts off with nice roasted coffee. Slight espresso notes. Flavorful but no too intense or overpowering. There is some nice coffee acidity to the brew as well. The malt backbone of the brew adds nice nutty notes such as some almonds and hazelnuts mixed in with slight cocoa notes and some mild caramel. The back end and middle of the brew has some nice coffee spice and acidity and there is some nice hop spice and bitterness that can be perceived as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjohnny (414) - - AUG 18, 2013
Coffee and toffee malt aroma. Pours caramel brown with a thick light tan head. Lots of sediment. Medium bodied. Creamy. Strong coffee flavor with a syrupy sweet undertone. Slight esters on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6401) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber worth a big off white head. Aroma of coffee, malt, cascara, some floral and caramel notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, warming alcohol, coffee and nuts. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14935) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. A big light beige head forms over an unclear brown body. The aroma has loads of delicious coffee, spicy hints and some roasted malts. Itís lightly warming on the palate, full-bodied and with a high but suitable carbonation level. Roasted flavor with light caramel and nutty notes, a decent hoppy bitterness and a nice coffee touch. The coffee not as dominant as in the flavor. A pleasant sweetness too. The finish is a bit too warming, else really pleasant, with bitterness, coffee and sweetness, as well as some caramel, dark chocolate and nuts. Not really sure about this one. Itís very tasteful and pleasant on one side. On the other side itís too warming and probably a bit too much, but hey, itís a beer I definitely wouldnít mind having again. 130815

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8993) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel Room, Hampton Inn, San Marcos, CA
Pours cloudy deep amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, coffee, rye, cascara, alcohol and herbal hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, malty, caramel and coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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