Saturday, May 18, 2013
Coronado Brewing Company Blue Bridge Coffee Stout
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Coronado Brewing Company Blue Bridge Coffee Stout. I had the opportunity to try this beer a couple of years ago in San Diego and I’m happy to see Coronado’s beers making it up to NorCal. I remembered this beer so when I saw it I immediately picked it up to see if it was as good as it was on tap.
From the Coronado Brewing Company website: “Just as the iconic Coronado Bay Bridge connects our island home to the mainland, this java-tinged dry stout, brewed using dark roasted coffee beans from a local San Diego artisanal roaster, provides a bridge uniting craft beer drinkers with CBC’s rich, flavorful SoCal brewing traditions.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, nearly black with a foamy dark tan head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts and dark roasted coffee dominates the nose with slight chocolate aromas.
Taste: Chilled black coffee way up front with all the bitterness that comes with it, roasted malts and a touch of chocolate in the finish.
Overall: Enjoyable on tap and in the bottle, Coronado Brewing Company Blue Bridge Coffee Stout would make a great breakfast beer. At 5.4% ABV a 22 is easy drinking. I may need to get some more for breakfast drinking.
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