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Double Latte: Coffee Milk Stout (Beer Camp Across America) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 182
Hads: 1,380
Avg: 4.13
pDev: 22.28%
Wants: 83
Gots: 127 | FT: 2
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAficionadoMCMXC on 07-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Inspired by the perennial café favorite, Double Latte combines two of the greatest things in life: good coffee and great beer. Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing knows their way around a good cup of joe. Featuring cold-press coffee from the legendary Stumptown Coffee Roasters and a dose of milk sugar, this coffee milk stout is a rich and roasty treat.

This young-gun brewery has a locomotive charge. A rich conversation at a local bottle shop in 2005 has morphed into a Pacific Northwest staple. Named after the Sumerian goddess of fermentation, Ninkasi’s first batch of beer was Total Domination IPA and it remains a must for those with a lupulin itch.
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4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Inspired by the perennial cafe favorite, Double Latte combines two great things: coffee and beer. Oregon's Ninkasi Brewing knows their way around a good cup of joe. Featuring cold-press coffee from legendary Stumptown Coffee Roasters and a dose of milk sugar, this coffee milk stout is a rich and roasty treat. Brewed in the style of a milk stout. Available in single 12 oz. bottles as part of the Beer Camp Across America 2014 Variety pack and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Sierra Nevada tulip glass. Served above 62 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a soft foamy head of a mocha cream color over a near black body. Retention is very good and lacing is light and streaked. 4.25

(Smell) The roasted coffee bean aroma comes forward first, generating notes of earth and delicate fruit, with lesser characters of a malt body, light caramel, light roasted malt ,milk chocolate and dark sugars with a touch of lactose sweetness for some cream and sugar. Potency is modest. 3.75

(Taste) The roasted malt is more forward in the flavor, lightly toasted caramel bread, cocoa and soft lactose for a modest coffee base, finishing with a lingering earthy bitterness of coffee bean accented with subtle notes of fruit which accounts for significant enough balance to maintain interest. The depth of flavor may resemble more of a cup of black coffee over a brewed latte, but the balance comes forth better at warmer temperatures, cutting through some of the bitter edge. 4

(Mouthfeel) The texture is lightly chewy, silky, clean and mildly dry. Carbonation is mellow, generating a medium frothiness and a very soft crisp finish for a light creamy mouthfeel overall. The body is medium+ for the style, shy of heavy overall. Balance is nearly even earthy bitter to sweet, although bitterness wins out by a hair. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no notable off characters. 4.5

(Overall) My grand finale of the Beer Camp Across America 2014 Variety pack is a roundly satisfactory stout. A solid and clean-cut malt profile is compensated with a bitterness almost entirely sourced by the usage of coffee beans, generating more delicate flavor characteristics for a fuller coffee flavor. Stouts are becoming increasingly more difficult to distinguish as superior over other quality stouts, and only the truly unique seem to be recognized above the rest. I find it a bit more formulaic than other entries in the Beer Camp collection and have had many coffee stouts before, although I appreciate the balance and range of coffee flavor that Double Latte produces through the bean. Plays nicely for a middle gravity stout, but there is certainly great potential to amplify the malt body for a deserving imperial treatment. I would not be surprised if this beer is many people's choice winner of the entire pack, and it would be a highly popular choice to rebrew this for widespread distribution. 4

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Double Latte: Coffee Milk Stout

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4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark cola color with a darker beige creamy head,the aromas are on point with dark roast coffee,sweet lactose,char,and vanilla,to go along with some sweet alcohol,alot going on and it's all good.Creamy with sweet lactose flavors to go along with bitter chocolate and heavy roasted coffee,some char and earth keeps it from being overly sweet.Damn this is a great sweet stout with balls,the best of the Beer Camp Across American pack so far for me by a wide margin.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.26/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

In a pint glass, the beer was black with a good-sized tan head. There was a bit of lace.

Aroma of coffee and chocolate. A sweet aroma. Some roasted malt.

Nice taste. Mostly dark roast coffee. Some milk chocolate.

A full-bodied beer. Great to drink for dessert.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.36/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge creamy tan head that retains and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet fudgy chocolate and a lot of roast coffee.

The flavor is sweet lactic chocolate with roast coffee and a slightly harsh bitter roast finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice coffee beer, I like the lactic chocolate and coffee, the finish is a bit too much harsh bitter roast.

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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark Brown with a nice thick head

S: Sweet coffee and chocolate are what you smell

T: Sweet yet balanced by the bitterness of the coffee and lactose

M: Nice and thick, the lactose really goes well with this by building the body up a bit and mellowing out the coffee

O: This is the best of the Beer Camp series I have had, I wish I could get this beer in my area!

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3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

fresh pour into tulip glass. looks inviting, no to bubbly, but lots of head here.. Looks lends to a creamy and bold full bodied beer. smell is definitely not Latte up front, as the label reads double latte, however I do get the coffee bean for sure. milk stout w/lactose. taste is smooth, no too boozy, roasted malts, red malts, carmel malts. some roastiness, and coffee is more apparent on the tongue more than the nose. Hops are present lending some buttering notes to the finish, more of german or english hops than american seems, which keeps the profile on point. I like the character of the beer, and the full body helps pull throughout the strong coffee and roasty flavor. Overall this beer would go well with a blackened piece of fish, bangers and mash, or Lamb stew, desserts will pair very well here.

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Double Latte: Coffee Milk Stout (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.