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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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottled, batch 2013-4 (best by 10-2013). Very dark chestnutty red- brown, head is very large, light tan, and mostly lasting. Very rich, nutty roasted coffee aroma with dark cocoa and creamy lactose undertones. Coffee notes follow through into the taste - subtle bitterness, mild creamy sweetness and a little bit of mellow leather. Big, slightly green/very mildly roasted coffee bean flavors in the immediate aftertaste that wanes into toasted hazelnut and pecan nuttiness. Dusty, slightly dry finish. The alcohol is dangerously well hidden. A very nice example of a beer that highlights coffee using something other than a stout as its base, allowing primarily the roasted coffee, not the roasted malt, to come through. Certainly one of the best coffee beers on the market Iíve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
Lovely beer. Thereís roasted coffee and malts in the aroma, as well as caramel. Flavor mirrors the aroma, in addition the sweetness and bitterness hold hands through it all. On the end is a warming alcohol burn. After dinner drink and coffee, all in one bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (688) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1685) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
Clear brown pour with a big beige head that takes forever to fade. Huge coffee aroma with some nuttiness and toffee. Taste is a beer version of an awesome cup of coffee with cream and caramel. Itís got a nice roasty nutty character to it with little bitterness on the back end. Velvety texture. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdrinker79 (2047) - Idaho, USA - JUN 5, 2013
750 ml. bottle- Pours slightly hazy ruby red with a two finger light tan head. Aroma is coffee actually, it smells like I just opened up a bag of high end coffee beans. The taste is just what it says, ale brewed with coffee, creamy authentic coffee. This beer is meant for coffee drinkers, not beer drinkers that like impy stouts brewed with subtle coffee hints, you actually taste real fresh tasting coffee, really interesting. Body is medium and carbonation is medium high. Good, The Roasterie makes a mean bean!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. As someone who loves coffee and roast my own beans I find most coffee beers disappointing other than as an added flavor to a stout or porter. This is not the case with this beer. Aroma of huge coffee as expected, to the extent that is about all I get. A light brown pour with a small white head. Flavor is big coffee, with the malt taking a backseat but playing nicely. Well disguised alcohol, with just enough carbonation to keep it for leaning sweet or being too much. Thoroughly enjoyed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
750 mL bottle. Brown in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of coffee, brown sugar, chocolate, blueberry, woody hops, light herbal and fig notes. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, citrus acidity, brown sugar, pastry dough, light berry.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013

Eight months in 11/26/2013
Medium roast coffee still runs the show with soft rye and oat trailing behind, the head has died down just a touch, still towering, maybe a bit lighter bodied? still very pleasant overall, Iíd probably plan to drink any future batches within the first four months

About two months in 05/27/2013
Checking in on this batch with two months development reveals a more coffee focused experience, still plenty of oat and rye characteristics to create a creamy-spicy compliment to the coffee overlay, whatís so great about this brew? Itís so pleasant, nothing overpowering, just excellent beer with plenty of nuance, enjoyed this more in a TeKu at this point, I could definitely see this one coming off as unimpressive without the proper conditions and attention, really nice

Fresh 03/19/2013
Cork and cage @ 50į into 14.7oz Zwiesel cognac snifter; huge, smooth tightly structured, slightly desaturated, light khaki head explodes over a hazed deep mahogony body; Light, aromatic coffee notes blending through smooth oat layers into bittersweet rye, caramel, smooth medium deep roasty notes, spicy hops, characteristics are all fairly light; mml creamy mouth which builds with some warmth, slightly coating with a light dry and spicy coffee hop finish, soft milk chocolate base; light and nuanced considering the abv, balanced, some richness but refreshing, solid

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - 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.

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