Jurata is a Baltic-esque / Polish version of the mermaid. Akin to the one gracing the Coronado labels but in much colder waters than San Diego.
Now I have had a few Cigar City collaborative beers thanks to Congregation Ale House having a special night but this is probably the best of the bunch. I did not care for the Widmer Gentleman’s Club beers (especially at their price point) and the Tropical Tripel was a mess.
Jurata pours a dark brown with hints of black. There is tons of lacing as the head recedes. Smells almost like a milk stout. Notes of sweet chocolate are first on the scene. The taste adds a touch of smoke to the equation which tones down that milk chocolate domination and the carbonation really helps in that regard as well. Hint of cigar in there too. With a touch less sweetness would be rated even higher.