superspak (5597) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2/2013. Pours moderately hazy and cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big roasted coffee beans, caramel, toast, toffee, oats, brown bread, spicy rye, floral, and light roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with big presence of the coffee with well balanced malt/hop complexity. Taste of roasted coffee beans, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, oats, light spicy rye, floral, and light roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of coffee beans, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, floral, oats, and light roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of coffee with malt flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, slick, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice coffee ale. Very nice balance and complexity of coffee and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering. Sledutah (7534) - Utah, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle at The Beerhive Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Appearance: Hazy dark brown with a big beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark malts and roasted coffee
Taste: Roasted malts, roasted coffee and peppers
Nice. If you like coffee this beer is for you, if you don’t then don’t stop here.
Aroma brings nutty, wafer, chocolate, and coffee flavors. The beer pours thick, unlcear amber with a huge, creamy beige head. The flavor brings coffee and some amber malt flavors ending with a nutty profile. bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
750 ml caged and corked bottle, Batch 2013-4, best by 10-2013. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with about an inch and a half tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Not surprisingly, the aroma is mostly coffee. There’s also roasted malt, nuts, vanilla and bittersweet chocolate noticeable. It tastes like coffee, roasted malt, dark bread, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and surprisingly a bit of citrus. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a little creamy and slick with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this coffee brew, definitely worth a try. $12.99 a bottle. jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle split with Ben on June 8th, 2013.
swanmann (773) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Appearance: Pours a dark brown cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of coffee.
Taste: Coffee, light bitterness, faint chocolate.
Palate:Medium body, lingering finish.
Summary: Really interesting beer. Often coffee beers are porters or stouts, nice to have something liter.
From the bottle I poured a clear, medium brown coffee colored brew with lively carbonation and a good two inches of tan foam. While still cool I smell milk chocolate, coffee, alcohol. The flavor is subtle coffee roastyness, not dark, with some milk, sugar, potent fresh hop twang to round out. The booze warmth and semi-sweet bitterness work very well together in my opinion, produces a slightly medicinal brew. It’s not a dark coffee stout, just a boozy take on a cold coffee ale. I like it. boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2013
On tap at bait shop... Pours clear reddish color with thin white head. Coffee and smoke aroma. Taste is caramel malt, coffee, sugar, surypy, good sit ansalon (3846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2013
Pours dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma is espresso, milk, hazelnuts, chocolate, molasses. Taste is chocolate, coffee, molasses, cream, dark fruit, hazelnut. Very good!
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he flavor starts off with nice roasted coffee. Slight espresso notes. Flavorful but no too intense or overpowering. There is some nice coffee acidity to the brew as well. The malt backbone of the brew adds nice nutty notes such as some almonds and hazelnuts mixed in with slight cocoa notes and some mild caramel. The back end and middle of the brew has some nice coffee spice and acidity and there is some nice hop spice and bitterness that can be perceived as well. Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
I love coffee stouts but this is my first straight coffee ale and I was very impressed. Boulevard is really starting to impress me with this Smokestack Series. Drank this at 8am while smoking a boston butt in the winter cold beside the fire pit. Best morning ever? I want this again if I can ever find it.