Sierra Nevada / Ninkasi Beer Camp Double Latte



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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
2014 Beer Camp Across America Release.

Inspired by the perennial caf favorite, Double Latte combines two of the greatest things in life: good coffee and great beer. Oregons Ninkasi Brewing knows their way around a good cup of joe. Featuring cold-press coffee from the legendary Stumptown Coffee Roasters and a dose of milk sugar, this coffee milk stout is a rich and roasty treat.

This young-gun brewery has a locomotive charge. A rich conversation at a local bottle shop in 2005 has morphed into a Pacific Northwest staple. Named after the Sumerian goddess of fermentation, Ninkasis first batch of beer was Total Domination IPA and it remains a must for those with a lupulin itch.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersighted (134) - - JUL 27, 2014
Sweet, sticky lactose forward milk stout. Roasty nose and medium body. Dark bitter coffee flavors battle with dark malts, but a bit astringent on the back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/5/17] Bottle at Amits place in Poughkeepsie. Thanks Amit. Black, tan head. Nice aroma of coffee, milk chocolate, roast, caramel, nuts, light oxidation. Sweet flavor, slightly bitterish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1563) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2016
August 5th, 2014 - The Double Latter is Sierra Nevadas dessert course for the Beer Camp Box, brewed in collaboration with Ninkasi, and infused with the spirit of a deep, muddy French pressed coffee. The body is dark and stodgy, and stingy on the head, where a thin layer of foam sits, the color of roiled shoyu. The aroma is heavy and creamy, with the fermented soy smell of soy sauce and the astringent yet appealing, beckoning scent of espresso. Around the edges I catch glimpses of raisin and cinnamon smells to give a little swirl of spice. The flavor is less sweet than the aroma promised, but it isnt exceedingly dry, either. The raisin and cinnamon from the aroma are swapped for nutmeg, and the oatiness of an Irish dry stout or oatmeal stout. The coffee is curiously absent, but there is a long, dripping chocolate aftertaste, a mixture of dark chocolate and milk chocolate and malt - imagine a gourmet milkdud. Lacking that bitter edge, I think this veers more towards a chocolate stout than it does a "double latte", but either make for a good postprandial course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Well done. Strong aromas and flavors. Coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla. Nice dark and milky look with a small head. Full-bodied and creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1390) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2016
12 oz bottle from 2014 Beer Camp series. Pours nearly pitch black in color and topped by a nice layer of mocha colored foam that slowly settles to a thin film and leaves streaks of lace around the glass. The aroma shows notes of fresh cold pressed coffee, bitter dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, and a touch of creamy milk sugar. Smells really nice. The flavor follows with ample amounts of fresh roasted coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and roasted malts with some toasted vanilla and sweet milk sugar to provide balance to all the roasty and bitter flavors. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy with balanced carbonation that leads to a lengthy bitter sweet coffee finish. Really tasty stuff and probably my favorite of this series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1062) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
12 ounce bottle from last summers Beer Camp mix pack, purchased 13 months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($25.99 for 12-pack). Pours black with some brown highlights. The two fingers of creamy mocha-colored head has truly excellent retention, actually looks like an espresso drink with foam on top. AROMA of spicy acidic coffee beans, vanilla, espresso with creamy milk or coffee creamer, and dark roasted malts. FLAVOR of dark artisanal coffee with plenty of lightly sweet milk, dark bitter chocolate, roasted nuts, creamy vanilla, and big roasty and slightly burnt malts. Moderate sweetness overall and finishes with notable lingering coffee bitterness. Despite the moderately high ABV, the lactose seems to give it a lighter body and softer mouthfeel. The coffee character is really good here and well balanced with the stout as a whole, even after more than a year of aging. This would have to be the best of the twelve beers from last summers Beer Camp mix pack. (405, 978)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2876) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Yup, from that old ass mixed Beer Camp box. Good lookin, lasting brown head, nice lace. Black. Yummy, coffee nose, chocolate. Medium, creamy smooth body with a soft carbonation and nicely oily. Good roast and coffe flavors, caramel and a hint of vanilla. Slight burnt notes and some berries. Fairly dry finish. Yummy. Bottle from statelineliquors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (7048) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2015
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at laitis, 20150613, thanks) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts and coffee. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were coffee, cream, burnt malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had burnt malts, coffee and bitterness. A too burnt brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnokk (518) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2015
APPEARANCE - beautiful black, thick pour. Head is light brown & lovely. NOSE - surprisingly little considering the coffee flavor the robust coffee taste. FLAVOR - exceptional coffee balance and stout balance. Deep coffee flavors are slightly offset by the malty sweetness. NOTES - the best Beer Camp of them all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (6475) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle at Laitis, Helsinki. Colour is almost black with slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, some chocolate, some milk chocolate and roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2015
bottled, dark brown, khaki colored head, aroma of chocolate milk, flavor of cappuccino coffee, roasty, milk chocolate , nice

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