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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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 Africaís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1385) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2013
The appearance of this beer fuses a cloudy brown color with an immense sudsy head and some sediment. The aroma matches coffee with bread yeast, and the taste complements it with the midly sweet and slightly bitter mixture. Furthermore, the palate combines an average carbonation, medium body, slick texture, and a long dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4162) - Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2013
Comes out of the tap an opaque mocha brown with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled wheat head. Quality coffee dominates the robust aroma. Coffee or beer? Who gives a shish-kebab. Malty flavor has a strong, almost overpowering note of high-end coffee, with hints of caramel, hops and rye. This is almost a stout! Firm texture has a good fizz, very lively. The best part of waking up is something like this in your cup. Or stein. Beer: Itís not just for breakfast anymore! :D

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2013
bottled. pours mohogany with a light tan head. aromas of toast, coffee, and brown sugar. a touch of bitterness, medium bodied, thick texture. finish is lasting, yet surprisingly coffee is not formost. its a burnt toast overall decent and well balanced, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3621) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2013
Ale met koffie afkomstig van die stad wat vermoor rapper "Mac Dre" gemaak.

Pours a dark brown with some reddish hues when held up to the light, the head is big, off white, and leaves some lacing on the glass. It pretty much looks like a glass of coffee with a head.

The Aroma is rich and very coffee forward, itís a roasty smelling beer and has a stinkiness that is very mild and very hard to put my finger on.

The flavor is very enjoyably bitter with lots of fresh coffee flavor. The flavor is deeply roasty but by no means has any sort of "burnt" quality, the beer is not especially dry but not as sweet as many coffee beers by a long shot. The beer has a touch of alcohol spiciness, but not a ton of alcohol flavor for a beer as big as this is. Itís lightly fruity, with some light cocoa, but basically itís a boozed, carbonated, iced coffee kind of drink... which is awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4564) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2013
750ml bottle - $8.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Batch Number/Best By Date: 2013-1 10-2013.

Appearance: Pours a well-clouded, opaque, mahogany body with a rather tall, lofty layer of browned suds.

Smell: Heavy coffee scent atop what seems to be a big, bolstered brown ale with dense notes of toasted bread crusts, packed brown sugar (dark, natch), cocoa powder. Some cutting alcohol tones noted, some estery kicks, too.

Taste: Dive into a thick pile of bread crusts layered in sweet-tasting dark brown sugar given a pinch of chocolate powder. Yeah, youíve got a little caramel, too. Some raisiny fruitiness noted. Hops are present, yielding some bitterness and struggling citrus to adjoin the alcohol warmth. Plenty of coffee character throughout. The booze ratchets up, eventually overtaking the other tastes, and lasting until the dry, boozy, coffee-laced finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Highly carbonated, though it settles out within a reasonable timeframe.

Overall: Imperfect, but shows hopeful promise. I would revisit a later batch. No, really, I would!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4414) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
On tap. Comes reddish brown with a nice biege head. Aroma of coffee and caramel. Taste is coffee, caramel, vanilla, and chocolate. Coffee does not overpower. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Medium amber with a white head. The aroma is tons of freshly brewed coffee and a bit of caramel. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of coffee and some milk chocolate. There is also some toffee and caramel. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I really like that this is a coffee beer that is not a porter or stout since the roasted malt notes donít accompany the coffee. Reminds me a lot of Boulevard Chocolate Ale. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3988) - - 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. itís 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 (805) - - 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 (513) - 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

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