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RATINGS: 223   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1025) - Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2013
Thick head. Strong coffee flavor. Peppery. Medium head. Light brown. Strong lacing. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jduker000 (18) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 Excellent pour. Deep amber color representing the roasted flavor well. Head started big but settled nicely. Great light brown color. Most coffee beers get dominated by the coffee bean flavor, but Boulevard hides it nicely. Hints of Carmel, rye, and earthy flavors. Palate is nice and crisp. Boulevard never disappoints

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (1985) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2013
On tap at Jack Stack in Kansas City. Pours a hazy mahogany color with white head. Coffee, slight bitter, slight honey aromas. Light bodied, coffee and honey flavor. Interesting take on a coffee beer that is not a stout or porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (1951) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2013
Dark mahogany-amber with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, obviously, toasted rye, caramel, earth, and hazelnut. Taste is rich and sweet, like coffee and caramel flavored ice cream, a touch boozy, and quite bitter. Medium-full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9458) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of coffee, carmel and light rye. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, carmel and light rye with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (679) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours a very deep amber with a full, creamy beige head that is long lasting. The aroma is roasted, with a large amount of coffee, along with caramel, toffee, and hints of chocolate and nuts. The taste is a bit sweet. In addition to the expected coffee, I find a lot of maple and toffee. Less chocolate yet more vanilla. It reminds me somewhat of a syrupy flavor actually. Medium in body, with more of a creamy texture. Aftertaste is coffee, vanilla, and maple, is quite potent, and lasts awhile. Overall this is very good. Its a little different, and packs a good punch. It could be a little less sweet, but the pros in this one easily outweigh the cons.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5998) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks Jay! Dark reddish pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of lots of roasted coffee bean, hints of roast, chocolate, nice caramel, toffee, hints of earth. Taste is a mix of slight coffee, hints of roast, toffee, hints of grass, slight burnt caramel, finishing fairly bitter, slightly roasted. Kind of disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2013
Pours a very deep red that is nearly brown with a off white almost tan head. Aroma is huge roasted mocha, hazelnut, there’s a bit of molasses, and dark fruit. Fairly sweet smell. Taste is mostly coffee as expected, good bit of spice, some milk chocolate, with hints of dark fruit. Unexpectedly light bodied, medium carbonation and the 9.3 abv is well hidden. Very good, maybe a bit too light bodied than you would expect.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2013
Second beer of the Run Before You Crawl 5K and Pub Crawl. There are some stouts that have coffee flavors which can be enjoyed by those who don’t love coffee. This beer is coffee incarnate. Looks like coffee, smells like a coffee, and tastes a helluva lot like coffee. Luckily, I enjoy a good cup of joe. Alcohol is well hidden. I did not realize this clocked in at 9.3% until I logged into Ratebeer. Draft - Augustine’s - Atlanta, GA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3249) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
750 ml bottle. Dark brown pour with a small, off-white head. Big aroma of coffee. Some mild caramel and toffee notes, as well as fruit notes. Flavor of strong, rich, delicious coffee. I mean, this beer is simply but clear: it’s coffee. It’s an ale. And it does work. This is nice. Full bodied, lots of rich coffee. Nice beer.


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