Coronado / Cigar City Jurata - Coronado Brewing Company
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Reviews by Flounder57:
3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Served in a nonic at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.
Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that eventually reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Burnt molasses, chocolate, smoke, roasted coffee, and old ale smell.
Taste: Ash, molasses, chocolate, a little caramel, roasted coffee, a little booze, and bitterness from the smoked malts.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, low to medium carbonation, ashy bitterness, and a little tingly.
Overall: For a San Diego brewery to hit the Boston market, what a better way to do it than with s collaboration with a brewery we can't even get here in Mass. Keg is almost done and might as grab another.
Serving type: on-tap
02-27-2014 06:50:34 | More by Flounder57
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3.75/5 rDev 0%
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 here are sorely lacking. Pfft.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 05:28:27 | More by biboergosum
3.75/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a pint glass. Split with CorgiDad and my wife.
A: Cola brown/black with a tan one finger head that lingered. Curtain-y lacing.
S: A plentiful supply of chocolate malts and barley.
T: Comes on more like a regular porter. Didn't pick up the familiar medicinal finish that trademarks a lot of BP's (and that was a plus). Chocolate, barley and a bit of coffee. Smooth, robust, molasses sweet.
M: Medium to heavy with medium carbonation.
O: A middle of the road porter; nothing that really stands out. Decent. Would pair well with cheddar or a chocolate chip cookie.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 17:14:28 | More by brewskifan55
Coronado / Cigar City Jurata from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.