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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Coffee Ale

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RATINGS: 217   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mdindy (31) - Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
pours a very nice cloudy deep brown color. aroma all of coffee. taste has a strong black coffee flavor as if poured right from the pot, with subtle sweet hoppy undertones. very bitter and strong, definitely an acquired taste but great beer. very recomended ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crompt (100) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
I love coffee stouts but this is my first straight coffee ale and I was very impressed. Boulevard is really starting to impress me with this Smokestack Series. Drank this at 8am while smoking a boston butt in the winter cold beside the fire pit. Best morning ever? I want this again if I can ever find it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2014
At home. . Deep brown... Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet blackcurrant ovaltine roast nose... Soft sweet coffee roast... Soft malts... Light easy

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (1220) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Kobber brun Kaffe choklade korn støv Bitter modrat sød lidt Oileblød @ f1

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (9854) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, coffee and vegetables. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 010314

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7253) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MattiasA (621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
A dissapointment, tastes like old, and cold coffee. Man, what were you guys thinking?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich vegetables, coffee, little roast malt, notes of chocolate and hops. Lovely coffee taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7040) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (952) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2014
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours quite hazy amber with a lasting small frothy beige head. Aroma is mild coffee, caramel, bread, herbs and toasted malt. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Body is medium, texture is light syrupy, carbonation is is moderate+, Finishes sweet with caramel and mild coffee, The coffee is nicely downplayed but I’d prefer less carbonation and sweetness.


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