RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.3
seymour (2120) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Shared at CarterFest 2013, thanks gregwilsonstl! Tall corked bottle in their Smokestack series, it poured a hazy reddish copper colour with HUGE creamy, billowy beige foam, everlasting with nice Belgian lace. Beautiful appearance. A rare coffee beer which isn’t a stout, cool! My kinda beer to begin with--a multi-grain Belgian farmhouse kinda thing--grassy, peppery, beady, tea-like tannins. Tart, almost sour acidity enhanced by the delicious coffee notes. Complex, layer after layer of unique and harmonious flavours. Truly delicious.

4.3
JHeath99 (1680) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a slight amount of off white head. Aroma of intense coffee and hints of spices. Taste of chocolates and chiles.

4.3
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Wow. Heat beer. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Very nice.

4.3
tennisjoel (1487) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2013
A nice nose of coffee, maple, caramel, and a hint of tartness. Attractive brown body with a sufficient creamy head, lacing is plentiful. No doubt, coffee is the main player here, but nicely balanced. In some sense, this seems like an amped up Coffee Bender, which is very nice beer in its own right. Palate is smooth. I like this beer, not as some where the coffee overtakes everything else.

4.3
ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a clear brown, transparent in the glass appearing deep amber, crowned by a large tanned head. Aroma is fresh, bitter coffee, malts and caramel. The coffee aromas are really nice! Taste is roasted coffee beans and a bit more moderately roasted malts. It has a subtle sweetness that is balanced nicely by the bitter coffee and roasty notes. A slight alcoholic warmth in the aftertaste, but hides the high abv very well beyond that. Body is close to full and has a creamy mouthfeel and the co2 is just on the spot, witch is just a tad above average. Probably the best non-stout coffee ale I’ve had.

4.3
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
750ml bottle, caged & corked. Vintage 2013, batch 1, best by 10-2013. Pours medium brown color, tall light tan head. Large carbonation. May be over bottle conditioned. Smells of cold coffee. Flavor of burnt grains, fine roasted coffee beans, a hint of chicory. For a Coffee Ale, this beer is of superb quality ingredients. Tastes like coffee. Tastes like a Brown Ale. Nice layers of flavor. Now I hope it won’t keep me up all night long. (4101)

4.2
jduker000 (19) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 Excellent pour. Deep amber color representing the roasted flavor well. Head started big but settled nicely. Great light brown color. Most coffee beers get dominated by the coffee bean flavor, but Boulevard hides it nicely. Hints of Carmel, rye, and earthy flavors. Palate is nice and crisp. Boulevard never disappoints

4.2
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2013
Murky brown color after a frothy pour. Really nice coffee notes in aroma, carrying to the flavor. Interestingly sweet, and a nice malt base. Coffee flavor is quite fresh and lingers beautifully. This is good, but unfortunately does not hide its ABV well, and indeed what also lingers is a bit of alcohol burn. If they ratcheted this from from 9.3 to 7.5 or so, this would be a coffee ale to beat! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Jerm719 (195) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Good amount of head. Nice nutty coffee aromas. Good choice of hops. Very nice finish not too sweet or dry. Well done. Happy to see a good coffee ale instead of the usual porter or stout!

4.2
snoworsummer (6076) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Draft. Pours clear medium brown. Tastes like rich smooth coffee, not too bitter. Hints of chocolate and espresso. Very tasty and we’ll done. Smells like rich brewing coffee. Light body and medium carbonation.


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