Coronado / Cigar City Jurata - Coronado Brewing Company
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4.16/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
02-08-2014 01:00:25 | More by oberon
3.58/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
05-08-2014 13:32:57 | More by tigg924
3.75/5 rDev 0%
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.
07-18-2014 05:28:27 | More by biboergosum
3.71/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
07-06-2014 21:48:16 | More by Roguer
3.86/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
04-12-2014 23:29:23 | More by socon67
3.13/5 rDev -16.5%
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.
04-04-2014 00:20:14 | More by Alieniloquium
3.44/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
04-01-2014 03:40:12 | More by HalfFull
Coronado / Cigar City Jurata from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.