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RATINGS: 244   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Batch 2 bottle. Poured into a goblet. Surprisingly light brown pour with a huge head. Lots of carbonation on this one. Worried about possible infection here. Slightly lactic all around. But lots of vanilla, creamy coffee, light chocolate. Sweet but dry. Won’t be surprised to see reports of these gushing given a little more time on the shelf.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (5888) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2013
On the plus side, this beer lives up to its name with coffee. On the negative side it doesn’t much resemble beer to me. Pour reddish bronze with a large tan head. The aroma has lots of coffee, more coffee, some nutty malt, a bit of toast and no noticeable hops. It has a medium body with sharp carbonation. The flavor predictably has a ton of coffee - there is also a bit of caramel and nuttiness in there. The finish has some spiciness and way way too much coffee presence for me. This lives up to the name, but unlike most beers with coffee there is not really anything here to balance with the coffee. Great for coffee drinkers I suppose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slubgob (310) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Sample of a dying keg. Heavy malt roast flavors. A bit of residual sweetness.probably would like more in the winter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewballs (215) - USA - AUG 6, 2013
This is part of the smokestacked series. It is alright. It’s not in league with the Brett or Tank 7, but will suffice. Espresso aroma. Heavy, foamy head. Notes of chocolate and coffee. Caramel wash down. It’s ok. Nothing to brag about. Does not or does not sit at all with the smokestacked series. Nedds some fune tuning. Passable. I’m kinda dissapointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerNerdMalmo (18) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2016
This one got a lot of dominating bitter roasted coffee and it becomes a bit tideous. Medium thick brown. It’s alright but not in the same league as the other I had in the smokestack series.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (1354) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
750mL bottle. Pours a dark um... coffee color with a massive, off white head. Nose is malt and a hint of Joe. Mouth is medium bodied, creamy and chock full of nuts, toffee, malt and Nescafe. Like the Red Wings fan said, it is a bit one-dimensional, but if there was ever a beer that would be perfect with a maple bar (or any dougnut for that matter) this would be it. Let’s go Rangers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1960) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2013
750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Shaker at 40°. Color is a deep amber brown with good carbonation and a tall off white head. Aroma of deep roasted coffee with a smoky back note. It has a medium body with a creamy mouth feel. Flavor is sweet giving it a rich feel with light roasted coffee, caramel and just a hint of vanilla. In the after taste the rich feel turns sharp a little alcohol shows. Overall its a decent brew, I was just expecting more from Boulevard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2013
hazy chestnut, thin cream head. Light almond and coffee hints, sugary but balanced. Sweet flavor, more coffee and stinging sugar. Overly sweet but moderate balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle from Habershams, Savannah. It pours clear deep brown with a medium beige head. The nose is big on the coffee, chocolate, earth and wood. The taste is coffee, earth, some acidity, wood and cocoa with sweet coffee on the finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty one-dimensional really. Couldn’t drink more than a glass of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (2262) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
Overall: Boiled sweet peppers. Not very nice.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-08-24.

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