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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2013
A cloudy dark brown beer with a soda head. The aroma is roasted malt, oats, herbal, and, of course, coffee. The flavor is oats, prunes, licorice, and coffee which lingers as a bitter finish. I’m glad to see they went a different way with this coffee ale, but it was somewhat underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3887) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
75cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours clear deep amber with a beige. Aroma is dominated by fresh coffee, malt and hints of caramel. Sweet, malty and coffee flavoured with some bitterness. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4153) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Brown color, good foam. Immediate roasted aromas, coffee, malt and dried fruits. Medium/ full body & high complexity . Some sweetness, then bitterness- well balanced. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4902) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a clear deep brown copper-hued body with a large creamy off-white head. Nice looks. Nose is medium roasted coffee, herbs, licorice, mild chocolate and hints of bread dough, alcohol and caramel. Taste is smooth mildly sour coffee tones, roasted bread, caramel, rye, grains and hints of dark chocolate and spruce. Full body, medium carbonation. A very smooth and well-composed coffee ale from Boulevard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home on Thanksgiving day. Pours a hazy brown with an ecru head. Mild coffee nose. Flavors of coffee and tart cherries. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Effervescent finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Hazy dark amber with no head. The nose smells of stale cold coffee. Thankfully the flavor has a bit of chocolate and roasted malt biscuitiness, as well as a firm touch of coffee throughout, unfortunately the coffee note is the same as the aroma but not as off putting; like room temperature coffee gone stale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hogne (7) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
A lot of coffee, really. But nicely balanced and beautiful coffeetaste. A beer a highly recomend if you like coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
From bomber, pours deep amber brown haze with thick cream tan head. Lots of active carbonation. Smells strongly of coffee and dark chocolate. Tastes strongly of coffee, dark chocolate and brown sugar. Nice coffee bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
olsvammel (4724) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Lots of coffee in the smell. Light body with coffee. The coffee remains in my mouth for a while. If you like coffee this should suit you well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Pours clear dark brown with a lasting off white head. Woody coffee aroma. Taste is a bit acidic with a strong coffee presence. A bit damp and bitey. Finish is strong and sweet.

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