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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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Draft: Poured a brown color with white head. Aroma was malt and coffee. Weird mix of chocolate malt with hints of coffee bean.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4398) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Pours mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Creamy coffee aromas. Sharp with watery coffee upfront turning to sweet mocha before the dry medium length bitter coffee finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1252) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Clear, color of cream soda, off-white head and ok lace. Strong coffee aroma, with hints of caramel and roastiness. Flavor is similar, with big coffee flavor up front, some cashew, oak and vanilla. Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy yet thin mouthfeel, and the coffee lingers in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nocsimian (11) - Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Poured from a growler, pale brown in color. Instant coffee aroma and if not for the carbonation could easily be confused for iced coffee. Small off-white head develops immediately but fully drops within a minute. It leaves a small lacing on the edges and the high abv gives it legs. Tastes of blended roast coffee with undertones of caramel and small bit of raisins. Tough to gauge the bitterness with the coffee but it isnít cloying. Probably the best coffee beer Iíve had - will given even Oatmeal Breakfast Stout a run for itís money.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (566) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2013 Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is coffee green peppers. Taste is coffee and pencil lead.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1445) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Aroma of coffee and malt. Pours a translucent brown with garnet highlights, a very foamy none-lasting khaki head and little to no lacing. The taste is a nice combination bitter and sweet. Coffee flavor is fore most with sweet malts finishing the colabration. There is alao a bit of graininess in the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a very refreshing change from the usual coffee stouts and porters. Well done, Boulevard!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle at The Beerhive
Appearance: Hazy dark brown with a big beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark malts and roasted coffee
Taste: Roasted malts, roasted coffee and peppers
Nice. If you like coffee this beer is for you, if you donít then donít stop here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle, dark brown color with tan foam, didnít have the high carbonation others have seen, pleasant straight forward coffee aroma and flavor with a hint of chocolate and raisins, touch sour on the finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6018) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2013
750 at the Beerhive. Pours a cloudy brown color with a large white head. A rich roasted coffee nose. Sweet huge coffee beans, peppery, vanilla, dry roast. Pretty nice. Really big coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eros47 (49) - Huntington Park, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Murky dark brown complexion. Light brown head that fizzles away quickly. The nose is coffee, molasses, and brown sugar. Tasty.


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