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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rojum55 (12) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Aroma: Coffee with cream, some spices like bread or rye, sweet vanilla. Taste: COFFEE, vanilla, sweetness, COFFEE, also did I mention the coffe flavor which works exceptionally well?! OVERALL: Pretty damn good, Boulevard has not disappointed me so far. This Ale is something anyone should try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11556) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2013
75cl bottle. Large beige head atop red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, espresso, light roast. Taste is sweet, coffee, some cream, light roast. Soft medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Decent coffee nose. Not as much big coffee flavors as expected. Did really enjoy the subtle coffee notes. Light finish. Not what I expected yet quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (763) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Corked & Caged 750 ml Bottle. Dark mahogany colored in appearance with an inch of cappuccino foam. Aroma of dark roast coffee, chili pepper and brown sugar. The flavor begins with a strong serving of coffee, caramel and cocoa powder along with some vanilla, pepper and toffee to round it out. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with strong carbonation and a dry, roasted coffee finish. Good choice for a breakfast beer. Reminiscent of DFH Theobroma in some ways.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (604) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 22, 2013
From the bottle I poured a clear, medium brown coffee colored brew with lively carbonation and a good two inches of tan foam. While still cool I smell milk chocolate, coffee, alcohol. The flavor is subtle coffee roastyness, not dark, with some milk, sugar, potent fresh hop twang to round out. The booze warmth and semi-sweet bitterness work very well together in my opinion, produces a slightly medicinal brew. It’s not a dark coffee stout, just a boozy take on a cold coffee ale. I like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2013
While Boulevard is one of my favorite breweries, I didn't much care for this beer. It's a fairly boring beer lurking beneath some coffee aromas and flavors. It just doesn't come together for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2649) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2013
750 ml. corked and caged bottle, batch 2013-3, BBD 10-2013. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, with slight lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 22) body.....nose is coffee, light toffee, hints of cinnamon....taste is coffee, hints of cocoa, light toffee/caramel sweetness, with hints of lactose, finishing with a coffee dominated bitterness......mouth feel light of medium, mild astringency, alcohol hidden!, carbonation adds to a clean finish. This is a nicely balanced beer, with the bean, malt, hop backbones all coming together quite well. The only possible flaw is the light palate, but that may have been the alcohol subtly hidden. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Dark brown coloured body with a large, five centimetre tall deep tan and light brown head. Aroma of pure coffee cherries with a very pungent earthiness coupled with some subdued caramel and toffee sweetness - but this one is all about the coffee/hull. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive earthiness and deep bitter coffee flavour with some alcohol bite and a touch of caramelised sugars on the finish. Aftertaste shows a good balance of coffee bitterness and sweetness with a lot of earth notes tucked in. Overall, a good and very representative beer with a ton of coffee hull/cherry flavour with a bit of brewed coffee notes and a bit more of the caramel and sweet flavours noticeable. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Crystal City Wine & Spirits in Arlington, Virginia for US$12.99 on 30-April-2013 sampled at home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 15-June-2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhunter151 (553) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Pours dark brown with a tan head. This tastes like burnt, old coffee. Light mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2156) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle at Beercraft tasting in Rohnert Park. Smooth tart coffee aroma, fruity and vanilla-y, sweet lactose, cappuccino. Definitely tends toward the sugary milky coffee style than the straight espresso side.

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