Boulevard Early Riser
Boulevard Early Riser is an American Porter with Columbian Cauca Cajibio Estate coffee added, 5% ABV. The bottle has a best by date of 05/01/17.
The beer pours with an extreme dark brown color and has fine looking tan head that sits on the beer for several minutes. Big time aroma on this beer. Roasted coffee, sweet cream and vanilla, milk chocolate, and a little brown sugar make up a rather impressive nose. The aroma reminds me a lot of Founders Breakfast Stout and Terrapin Wake-n-Bake, which are two of the better smelling coffee beers out there! There is a definite coffee flavor that leads off the taste, but it doesn’t have quite the impressive roast that you get on the nose. Some bittersweet chocolate melds with a little roasted malts and a hint of vanilla to round out the flavor profile.
The taste doesn’t live up to the aroma here, but this is still a tasty beer. Well worth a try if you are a fan of dark coffee beers.