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RATINGS: 231   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3786) - - MAR 29, 2013
bottle. clear brown with stable, medium, foamy, beige head. strong bitter, ground coffee nose. robust coffee flavor. probably the most "coffee" flavor as coffee beers get, but with an appropriate malt sweetness. lighter notes of caramel. medium body. it’s good...it manages robust bitter coffee with enough sweet malt backing with the addition of creamy oats. awesome. if you want a coffee beer, this is it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (617) - - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 2013 bomber to a snifter. Colors is dark brown and amber with a fizzy off white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is vegetal with coffee. Roasted coffee taste with a slight grassy hop taste at the end. Medium dry mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (405) - USA - MAR 23, 2013
Medium brown with a lot of cream head. Smells of coffee ground, weeds, vegetal. A strange taste with the same sort of vegetal, weed, herbal taste. Not a lot of coffee though, coffee ground a little, roasted. Not sure what to think of it, very unique. You should definitely try it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (659) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle pours mahogany brown with beige fizz that filled half the glass. Earthy aroma of coffee, toasted bread and some dark tree fruits. The toasted barley is quickly matched by earthy coffee with a nice feel that is paired well with fruits of the yeast. Earthy spiced hops equal the dryness to almost recreate toddy palate with a carbonated backing. Rye grains show slightly with the peppery earthy tone. Hops and coffee linger for spicy earthy feel of toddy with a zing from the acidity from coffee and lively carbonation. As it goes it starts to feel like a toddy mixed with a ruby English brown ale, really not a bad approach, works quite well as a happy medium of beer graced with coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2478) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013
750mL c&c bottle. Pours a ruby brown color. I will say this is a pretty good coffee beer b/c it is not full of over the top coffee. The coffee is still the main aspect of the beer but you are not beaten over the head with it. The underneath beer is a bit of an non-distinctive strong ale. I understand its purpose, to let the coffee shine and at the same time they don’t want to pound you with coffee. I like the elements more than the final product b/c at the end it is just a coffee ale but a well made one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mike_in_Kansas (23) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Got on tap at Barley’s Brewhaus in OP and served in a tulip glass. Brownish red in color with tall light brown head. Good lacing; head reduces to thin layer but remains throughout. Obvious smell of coffee, but more of roasted coffee beans and vanilla. Definite roasted smell with malt. Tastes sweet and also of roasted coffee beans with a slight bitter aftertaste. VERY easy drinking and hard to resist just gulping it down. Full bodied and creamy, almost thick. Possibly more of a novelty but a great beer nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (781) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy mahogany color. Aroma of espresso beans and vanilla. Flavor is coffee beans, caramel, vanilla, citrus. Well crafted to taste like coffee beans rather than having the malt impart the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours a ruby brown with a large foamy tan bubbly head that left some lacing. Aroma of coffee, toffee, carame hints of floral hop notes and nuts. Flavor of coffee, milk chocolate, toffee and caramel. Sort of like an imperial brown ale with coffee. Prefer my coffee beers to be stouts or porters (have had a nice coffee IPA or two also).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (688) - USA - MAR 19, 2013
Very vibrant one dimensional coffee aroma. Avods smelling acidic or over roasted. Dark ruby brown, almost black nice light brown pillowy head. Very nice creamy coffee flavor with no acidity present. One note but a very well done note. Great velvety mouth feel, smooth coffee taste with some injecting flavors that seem to suggest a Belgian golden base. Like chocolate ale, but coffee....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mokanmikey (7) - Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2013 does not count
750 ml bottle with cork and wire cage into a shaker pint glass. Appearance: Large off white small bubble head dissipating after about a minuet with minimal effervescence . Color is a dark ruby on first pour but clouds up with sediment further down. Aroma: You guessed it, Coffee,roasty very pleasant and alcohol more pronounced as it warms. Palate: Light mouthfeel without the dark heavy feel of the familiar porter or stout with the coffee flavor pronounced but not bitter. Spices and hops well balanced. Taste: Nice medium bodied to dark coffee without bitter aftertaste of overbrewed coffee. alcohol present but not as strong as the ABV. suggests. Overall: Very good and surprising. I love a good dark stout with coffee/choclate notes, but a light bodied ale with the complex flavors of a good coffee was difficult to pull off but I believe they did a good job, Want that nice coffee note but are not in the mood for a dark heavy stout, this summertime substitute would fill the bill nicely

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