Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Double Latte

This is part of the 2014 Beer Camp Across America special release from Sierra Nevada Brewing of Chico, California. They invited breweries all across America to join in a collaboration brew with them and/or join them on their Beer Camp Tour with seven stops across the USA as their bus makes its way to the site of their new brewery in Mills River, NC (there are actually 8 stops with a little publicized stop at El Bait Shop in Des Moines, Iowa). The release features a mixed 12 pack of twelve unique beers, two in cans.

This is a 7.6% ABV coffee milk stout with coffee and lactose added. It was brewed in collaboration with Ninkasi Brewing of Eugene, Oregon. It uses cold-pressed coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

The beer pours black in color, with a very tall, thick, foamy, creamy, light tan head. The aroma is fresh cold coffee, dark roasted malt, nice dark roasted char. The taste follows the aromas, but amps the coffee up to coffee house levels. There is an implied sweetness, but the coffee and dark roast beat it down to pleasant bitterness. It drinks full, rich and smooth. This is an excellent coffee stout. 

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