Coronado / Cigar City Jurata | Coronado Brewing Company

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Coronado / Cigar City JurataCoronado / Cigar City Jurata

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by JimmyFlatRock on 02-07-2014

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Ratings: 429 |  Reviews: 72
Reviews by Maxwell:
Photo of Maxwell
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours a deep brown, like fresh coffee, forming a small head of medium sized, light tan bubbles that sit as barely-more than a scrim above the beer. In body, the beer is nearly opaque, with just hints of deep ruby light coming through when held against a light. The body seems quite clear, however, and without any particles floating through it. On the nose, the beer smells of medium roast, fruity coffee beans blended with mild dark chocolate and loamy earth. Spent coffee bean scents also linger in the nose with the faintest hint of raisins. On the tongue, the beer tastes rather bland for 8%. Mild roast and hop bitters play beside subtle chocolate and bready sweetness, leaving my tongue underwhelmed. Flavors are light and unassertive, moving from earthy coffee beans, to subtle dark fruits, and touching upon faint bursts of citrus hops and grass. As it warms, I get hints of smooth milk chocolate, mellow loam, and even blackberries. The finish is brief with chocolate, and the aftertaste, while flavorful, is just a continuation of all the other flavors. As it warms, the blackberry flavor does develop more and more in the aftertaste as well. In the mouth, the beer feels medium bodied, with a middling carbonation that helps to provide a smooth, creamy mouthfeel that still manages to provide a light snap of crispness. The mouth is left fairly dry, with a faint slick spittle trail running in the corners of the mouth and suggesting an acidity that I did not taste. Overall, this beer is a little bit of a letdown. I have high respect for Cigar City and high hopes for Coronado (their new to MA…), but this beer comes across as average, mundane, and uninspiring on my palate. As it warms, it does release more and more flavor, but it is still rather slight and subtle. The dark fruit flavors do develop more and more as the beer warms, which is nice. This is Baltic porter, but it could use a little more to be truly interesting.

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Photo of oberon
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tigg924
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of JC333
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Funky-Brewster
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of juicebox
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Mikey_C_getitright
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.76/5  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, are sorely lacking here. Pfft.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Roguer
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of socon67
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of CWVegas
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Coronado / Cigar City Jurata from Coronado Brewing Company
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