Coronado / Cigar City Jurata - Coronado Brewing Company

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Coronado / Cigar City JurataCoronado / Cigar City Jurata

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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 5
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This collaboration represents a unique fusion of styles and balance. It was brewed when CCB brewmaster Wayne Wambles and owner and CEO Joey Redner visited San Diego late last year. The name “Jurata” (pronounced Yoo-­‐rah-­‐tuh) is Polish for “sea”, and rings true with both Coronado and Cigar City beside opposite oceans. It is also a mythical mermaid in the Baltic Sea.
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
Photo of BucannonXC5
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Costco in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.99 (w/ Costco card)
Purchased: April 22, 2014
Consumed: April 25, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark mahogany, basically pitch black color with one finger of dark tan lacing. Uneven, foamy, layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention.

Smelled dark, rich chocolate, caramel, toffee, fudge, coffee beans, crayon, brown sugar and chocolate syrup. Digging the smell.

Tasted pretty close to the smell, although not quite as good. Got toffee, caramel, dark chocolate, fudge, black coffee, brown sugar, candied sugary chocolate, chocolate syrup, roasted nuts and some bitterness.

Full body. Surprisingly thinner texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter finish. Just a tad bit off.

Really enjoyed this beer. Definitely hits the spot.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pronounced "Yoo-rah-tuh).It seems like CC is collaborating like crazy right now,if I were other brewers I would want to collaborate with them to.Pours into a 1/2 liter stein a deep dark chocolate color with garnet hue,a sticky half finger tannish colored head atop.Dark roast coffee and a bit of char in the nose,that Baltic Porter kind of mineral element comes along as well.Whoa so easy to drink with minimal sweetness and firm dryness,bitter chocolate and big earthy tones along with deep coffee flavors,the alcohol is very well hidden.Iam leary of alot of the collab beers but this hits the mark,a great beer.

Photo of tigg924
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at New World Tavern.

Appearance: moderate carbonation, 1/4 inch head, opaque, black in color

Smell: roasted malt and light coffee

Taste: fudge, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee.

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight roasty bitterness, heavy body, low carbonation

Overall: A nice coffee sipper with alcohol that is well hidden. Not like most traditional Baltic porters I have had. That said if I saw this on tap, I would not hesitate to get it again.

Photo of biboergosum
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, with some useful phonetic spelling of the apparently Baltic language-named and of course mythical mermaid nomad from said region spelled out on the label.

This beer pours a deep, dark chocolate brown hue, with rather subtle cola basal edges, and two skinny fingers of bubbly, weakly foamy, and frothy beige head, which leaves a bit of organic invading alien spaceship lace in parts around the glass as things quickly abate.

It smells of powdery dry cocoa, somewhat sour milk, bready caramel malt, wet tobacco, understated black orchard fruit, soft citrus and piney hop notes, further ashy astringencies, brown sugar, and a hint of the alcohol that will surely come to be. The taste is more bittersweet chocolate off the top, one barely singed by a lactic coffee addendum, with a bit of black licorice, fig and date earthy fruitiness, multifaceted smokey essences - ash, in its various guises, really - muted orange cream citrus, more toasted bready pale and caramel malt, and a strangely nutty booziness - like ghosts of my Italian-American Christmas pasts.

The bubbles are low-key for the most part, but supportive when it seems to count, the body a dense, medium-full weight, and more smooth than it really has any right to be, so good, I guess. It finishes on the sweet side, chocolate, caramel, milky (sans any particular sourness) coffee, and a nondescript nuttiness carrying the day.

More of a straight ahead Yankee porter, than anything bearing the heritage of those northern European waters of lore. Where be the tartness, lads? I'll give ya the heightened ABV, as 8 points like this are not usually so easily well-hidden - as well as a generally pleasant drinkability, but the expected complexity, and at least lip service being paid to style, are sorely lacking here. Pfft.

Photo of Roguer
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a smallish dark tan head (~1/2 finger) atop a dark black brew. Retention is surprisingly good, and lacing is thin but pretty.

Dark fruit and roasted barley aroma. Slightly boozy with a hint of cream and coffee. Quite typical of porters and stouts. Nothing particularly stands out.

Surprisingly bitter up forward, with a sour tinge that lasts throughout. Dark fruit give it a hint of sweetness after the initial wave of bitterness. A huge wave of roasted barley crests midway, and you ride it the rest of the way through, waving quickly to coffee notes as you ride past.

Silky and lively, not particularly thick, but extremely drinkable. Sticky finish.

This is a quite tasty Baltic Porter, with the huge roasted grains you'd expect from a stout, and the smooth drinkability of a lager. An excellent marriage of the styles. My only complaint is that there is little that stands out; no real calling card.

Photo of socon67
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown pour with slight carbonation and a minimal tan head.

S - Roasted malt, brown sugar, and a slight bit of licorice.

T - Blend of sweet and roasted malt There is a pronounced hoppiness in the finish. Flavors of chocolate, anise, and molasses round this out.

M - A little thin for the style, but is smooth and easy on the palate.

O - Interesting collaboration from Cigar City and Coronado. Worth trying even if it is a bit of a novelty.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.14/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at House of Brews. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a small khaki head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Dark chocolate. Nutty malts. Not much else.

Taste - Chocolate. Caramel. Kinda sweet. Drops off in the back end. Minimal dark chocolate bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Eh. It's ok, but not exciting at all.

Photo of HalfFull
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a wine glass and purchased at Costco for six bucks. Pours a dark brown with a half inch of somewhat fleeting head. A spin does bring up a light surface cap when needed and adds a sense of creaminess with warming on the foam. Bit hazy and deep mahogany in the light. Dry roast character on the nose is dominant and offering a bit of light char though not quite ashen. Light hop notes and some dark cherry and light chocolate accompany.

Taste follows and reinforces a light char character, a muddled fruitiness and some spice on the back side. Bit thin and vinous at times but yet finishing with a medium and dry linger of carob and a final flash of alcohol.

Nicely done though a bit too attenuated as for my preference in the style it seems. Yet a good dose of warming fills the body nicely.

Photo of KYGunner
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This very dark brown Porter set up a thick head of immensely dense foam that had a sticky lacing.

The nose is very malty with dry chocolate malts, caramel malt and a roasted barley malt.

The flavor is dry and crisp with a chocolate flavor, Graham cracker, burnt ember, slight roasted coffee and a toasted barley malt.

The feel is light and crisp, maybe too light and crisp. This needed about 15 minutes to air and warm after refrigeration to get its full potential.

I unfortunately drank much of this before I realised that it's best served closer to 60F. I surely try it again.

Photo of Bung
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz. Near black pour into the Founders snifter. Off white head, just a ring pretty much, but retained well and laces the glass a tinge.

Aroma, Roasted malt and heavy nut. Some caramel and lighter chocolate.

Taste, Heavy roast malt, almost an ashyness. Anise, cocoa. Burnt toffee, black walnut. Finishes quite dry. Just feels like it needs a little more, sweeter chocolate, red fruit, caramel. The bitterness is just a tad high for me.

Medium body, a little too high on the carbonation for me. This increased the effect of the bitterness as well. No alcohol presence, drinks quite easily.
Feels like if the malt bill were upped a little that would bring this to a higher level.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch light tan head that sticked around a while. There's a good amount of lacing. The aroma is nice, it smells like roasted malt, milk and bittersweet chocolate, molasses, and some nuts. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some coffee, burnt/charred malt and a bit of dark fruit. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a little creamy and slick with a lot of carbonation. It's still easy to drink, but I'd like it more if the carbonation would have been lowered some. I liked this brew, might have to pick up another bottle soon. Definitely worth a try. $7.99 a bomber.

Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Pours a deep ebony color with a tan head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of roasted malt notes.

Tastes of a good variety of roasted malt notes. Notes of cocoa, coffee, and brown sugar lead off. This leads into some roasted and earthy bitterness. Touches of dark fruit come in as well. Finishes with some bitter chocolate notes.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, I like this. It is not particularly complex, but everything fits together well.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with little light transmission and a thin light tan head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, nuts, hints of chocolate and molasses. Flavor follows aroma, very smooth and well integrated; none of the flavors really dominate. Finshes with slight char, dark malt and light hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. An interesting take on a Baltic porter, not as much fruit/cherry notes as is common in this style, but the flavors are so well melded it's hard to tease out the elements. Really smooth and nice dark malt flavor.

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bomber - dark brown with faintly reddish highlights under a one-inch thick tan head which fades to the rim leaving spots and splotches of lace.

N: Cocoa powder, roasty, some char and ash, loads of dark malts, a trace coffee note, and some smoke.

T: Roasty and toasty oak and cedar wood, char, a bit of ash, bittersweet chocolate, a hint of coffee.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Finishes smooth with a bitter roasted chocolate finish.

O: Nice colab and enjoyed as the evening settles in.

Photo of levineju
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into an imperial pint glass.

A - lovely cola brown, true to the style. Finger and a smidge of cappuccino head, very nice lacing.

S - spicy malt, rich roasted coffee and tree nuts.

T - coffee grounds, bittersweet cocoa, cashews, peppercorn, anise.

M - a little thin with light carbonation, but pleasant.

O - very tasty, though I find myself craving for richer, more full bodied porters/stouts.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 7/6/2014 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and touch of smoke, dark fruit & hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of black coffee and dark chocolate. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in along with background flavors of smoke and dark fruit. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly smoky.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smells mainly like light coffee, hint of dessert wine, a little alcohol when warmed a bit. Pretty thin in the mouth with average carbonation. A bit of bitterness early. Somewhat sweet tasting, something there I can't put my finger on (like fruity), and a slight floral hint. Some chocolate more towards the end. Mostly roasty/ashy aftertaste,with maybe a dark berry hint, but still not crazy-strong. Bitterness seems to re-emerge on the end. Overall not the greatest thing I've ever tasted, but some interesting things going on with the flavor when you really pay attention to it.

Photo of Nugganooch
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in my Stone IRS snifter
Notes taken on 02/28/14

A: The beer has a café noir look with some auburn hues and sits rather still in the glass with no light penetrating. Thin layer of dark khaki on top settles out to a filmy crown within only a few moments. Minor stick and dotting noted throughout the drink.

S: Smells quite roasty with some smoke and char that is pretty prevalent. Light undercurrents of dark chocolate are accompanied by a bit of dark sugar sweetness. Touch of spicy hops on the nose as well and a faint suggestion of dark fruits. Fine aromas filled mostly of dark roast malt character.

T: The flavors are dark and roasty as well with a touch of smoky charcoal to it. Lesser notes of dark chocolate mix with some brown sugar and sweet molasses. I get some earthiness and spice from the hops with a modest amount of perceived bitterness overall. Nice balance with just a whisper of alcohol on the trail end. Not particularly in depth in flavors as I am searching for more dark fruit and coffee notes however there is little else flawed here.

M: The feel is moderately heavy with a nice creamy consistency and a drying finish that keeps things a bit on the lighter side. Very smooth and lush overall.

D: Contrary to some others I thought this was a fine Porter with lots of dark roast character. It could use a bit more depth of character and complexity as it is not particularly stand out for me. But I still found this one rather enjoyable.

Photo of Tony49er
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type- From a bottle poured into a tulip glass

Appearance- Dark brownish huge/ slightly black color, white/brown head, some alcohol legs

Smell- Roasted malts, coffee notes, some smokiness, some roasted chocolate notes

Taste- Chocolate, roasted note bitterness, slight smoke on the back end, well balanced porter

Mouthfeel- A little watery on the front end but still solid flavor and still a good porter

Overall- I was expecting more from this beer because Cigar City was connected with it but it was still a good Baltic Porter in my opinion of you can find this beer still pick it up its worth trying for the price...CHEERS

Photo of sulldaddy
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pouring a cellar temp bottle into a snifter. Split the bottle with Stopper.
The beer pours a dark cola black color with creamy beige head of 2 cm foaming up with a gentle pour.
the aroma is malty and roasted notes. Not too complex and very clean with just a little molasses mixed in for a sweeter hit.
First sip reveals an average body with mild rolling carbonation. Very easy texture and physical traits for consumability.
Flavor is more roasted malt and not too much else. Seems to be lacking a little "baltic" note and is more a typical American porter. I dont get any booze nor any real hop profile. The beer is good and tasty, but isnt much as a baltic porter and I had hoped for more with this collaboration.
A good roasted malt beer, but not a good baltic porter example.

Photo of reg1214
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with slight head. Slightly translucent. Smells like chocolate and dried fruit (chocolate-covered raisins maybe?), with a taste to match. Slight booze taste. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall solid beer, fruitier and lighter than a standard porter.

Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Impressive starting head--three fingers thick. Slow to recede-- some lumps. Good chunky ring lace after each sip. The liquid is ruby brown. Light shines through, giving the liquid a ruby color.

Chocolate smell but with a sour touch. It smells thin, meaning there's not much to it.

The flavor is decent with plenty of semi-sweet cocoa and mild hop. The body is thin like the smell. The carbonation is neutral, but seems high. There's a bit of berry to the taste. The aftertaste reminds me unsweetened chocolate with a bit of milk.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a ruby-highlighted brown coloring, with a thin, low profile, off-white head that clings all over. Nose of popcorn, roasted notes, coffee bitterness, and a hint of cream sweet. Flavors of roast coffee, a heavy dose of cream, and a highlighting ribbon of bittersweet baker's chocolate. Very well balanced and blended. Bitterness abounds at the tail-end of the palate, with a heavily roasted coffee bitter aftertaste. Light and dry in body, with a touch of soft, velvet at the end. The finish is very dry and clean, with a subtle bitter linger. Solid brew, very true to style.

Photo of WesMantooth
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pretty typical porter deep brown/ light black with a very small, thin mostly white head. Not strong in the aroma department. Light coffee, cocoa. Taste has some chocolate/ cocoa bean and roasted malt flavor, slight coffee, a little more sweetness than bitterness, and a decent amount of yeast (obviously leading to the sweet taste). It is a fairly thin body with above average carbonation. Not at all a big robust porter by any means. Very drinkable though. Kind of like a thin/light, sweeter version of a Framminghammer minus the barrel characteristic. Yoo-rah-tuh try it.

Photo of Tone
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, slight pine, slight alcohol, and roasted malt. Does not seem to fit the style of a Baltic Porter, because of the lack of any sourness. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of yeast, slight alcohol, hint of pine, and a hint of chocolate. Overall, while this is a good porter, it is not a Baltic Porter ... sigh.

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Coronado / Cigar City Jurata from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.