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RATINGS: 227   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
Draft at The Bridge. Pours brown with an inch of khaki foam that leaves no lacing. Massive coffee notes on the nose but it smells less like coffee grounds and more like brewed. It’s a pleasant scent that really lingers. Behind that it’s fucking delicious! You definitely get the coffee but is also nicely hopped which gives it a fragrant, complex flavor. Finishes clean. I’ve never had Boulevard beer that disapointed. They may be the most underrated brewery in the country.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kidmartinek (3630) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
Looks like an amber beer. The head settles to an off white ring quickly. The nose is staunch coffee. It tastes like an iced coffee. Too much like coffee amd not enough like beer. Pouring shine in your coffee would render the same effect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2013
Nice coffee mixed on to this very well, good all round balance and hides the AVB very good for 9% ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1414) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear reddish coffee color with a thin, but respectable white head. Coffee and smoke aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, coffee, molasses and a vinous character as well. Exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1065) - Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2013
Thick head. Strong coffee flavor. Peppery. Medium head. Light brown. Strong lacing. Delicious.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2044) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (1987) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9664) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (686) - 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.

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