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RATINGS: 222   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 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle @ Casa de Greg, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Holy fucken balls, the foam is out of control on this slut. No apparent sign of infection in the nose. Hazy brown appearance. Slight metallic, cola, caramel, a bit sweet, lightly roasted coffe aroma. A bit twangy, milk chocolate, mocha, light coffee, earthy, creamy flavor with a soft yeast presence. Pretty good but not as good as some of their releases.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Amber pour, white head. Flavors of coffee up front, hops, smooth oat flavors, spicy rye, hints of sweet sugary notes at the end. Pretty good stuff. I prefer the chocolate though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
750mL thanks to DedicatedToFun! Murky deep brown to mahogany pour. Thicker latte foam. Huge lacing. Nose is softer coffee latte, rye bread. Taste is biting, richer dark bread, whole wheat, and no green coffee. Overall pretty solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
Tap at the Hay Merchant, Houston, 21/05/13. Mahogony brown with a good sized tan head. Nose carries a big espresso burst, coffee cake, sugars. Taste comprises coffee cake, tirimasu, brown bread, biscuit, dark caramel, demerara sugar. Medium to full body with fine carbonation, sweet finish. Decent stuff, a little over sweet but I’m a sucker for coffee infused beers! Alcohol is well integrated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2013
bottle-conditioned 750ml. thick tan colored head on a lightly hazed dark brown body. cold coffee nose with chocolate cookie and dark cracker malts and faint metallic notes that seem to diminish after a short time. rich, frothy and soft carbonation provides explosive uplift of a sweet, peppery and tantalizing roasted coffee beans with ample alcohol warmth, fullness and sweetness in the finish with mild to moderate roasted bean astringency and noble hop bitterness. a lovely texture, sure enough that’s something you can count on from Boulevard. I didn’t hesitate to buy but it took me a few days to come around to opening a 9% coffee beer, but here I sit enjoying the hell out of it. the coffee presentation is rich and flavorful and the body and carbonation are lush and satisfying. it’s a play of warming and sweet alcohol with a soil / wet grain / oat richness and vibrant carbonation. a novel beer executed well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a hazy brown hued body with a large tan head. Aromas are of coffee, estery, earthy, nutty, fudge, currants, raisins, medium malt. Flavors are of coffee, raisins, estery, fudge, coconut, medium nutty and toasty malt. Slightly spicy. Very very lively carbonation that seems out of place, dry, low body, almost a bit acidic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 005: Coffee-tastic 01 on 02/08/2014. Pours a slightly hazy reddish-brown color with a medium foamy tan head that recedes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee, malt and hops. Medium to full body with flavors of charred malt, black coffee and earthy hops. The finish is roasty with a grainy malt and espresso aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7249) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Jan at Craigs doing a Chris O tasting, Edingburgh (ta for the beer Jan) Friday 14th March Clear dark brown, no head, good clarity. Nice aroma, damp, smokey wood, smokey in mouth, little coffee, some liquorice. Enjoyed this it was nice. A8 A4 T7 P3 Ov15 3.8

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7199) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pour reddish brown with a modest tan head and a coffee aroma. There is a roasty rye flavor with a carbonated and bitter coffee finish. Very complex.


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