In this special blog, we are going to get into fourth of twelve beers from the Sierra Nevada Brewery Beer Camp. This beer was teamed up with Ninkasi Brewing from Oregon and the beer is the Double Latta Milk Stout. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on both of these breweries, you know the history of both of these both West Coast Breweries. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Sierra Nevada and Ninkasi Brewing. Let us get into stout.
It has a jet black color with a tan color head. The aroma has a fresh coffee bean notes. The taste has a slight sweet malty notes at first, however, back half of taste profile is coffee notes. The coffee notes live in aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
This cold-press milk stout features roasted grain, artist coffee and a dose of lactose for a robust body, and sweet coffee-chocolate-like flavor.
Inspired by the perennial cafe favorite. Double Latte combines two great things: coffee and beer. Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing knows their way around a good cup of joe. Featuring cold-press coffee from legendary Stumptown Coffee Roasters and a dose of milk sugars, this coffee milk stout is a rich and roasty treat.
Here is a description from their website (www.beercamp.sierranevada.com):
Inspired by the perennial café favorite, Double Latte combines two of the greatest things in life: good coffee and great beer. Oregon’s 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, Ninkasi’s first batch of beer was Total Domination IPA and it remains a must for those with a lupulin itch.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @ninkasibrewing and @sierranevada
Closing, this is by far my favorite beer. I might be a hophead but I love my porters and stouts. In the stout world, I am in love with milk stouts. Sierra Nevada and Ninkasi Brewing had to add coffee to this stout. This beer put me in heaven. The coffee is not overpowering the stout and the beer. Coffee blends in nicely with the milk stout. It makes it nice smooth and creamy just like a Latte. I just wished I could get a few more bottles. I hope either brewery takes this beer and continue to make it. This beer is worth buying this Beer Camp. This beer is the MVP in the pack. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser