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Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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88
very good

486 Ratings
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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 64
Gots: 85 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pours dark brown in color with a tan head with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate and toasted bread. Flavors of caramel, toffee and chocolate notes open with interjecting notes of wood and herbal bitterness from English hop varietals then moving back into semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and toffee and is dried out in the finish with toasted malt notes that resemble roast peanuts.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008)
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

vonburgey, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

asparkoflife, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of wisrarebeer
4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

$7.99 for a 750ml bottle

A: deep rosy-brown color, clear with good rocky-tannish brown head, great lacing
S: medium nose - deep rich roasted malt with creamy malt undertones and roasted nuts, EtOH noticeable
T: creamy, true to type without excessive hops
M: creamy, chocolatey, velvety mouthfeel
O: great tasting all-around beer

wisrarebeer, May 30, 2011
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4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Deep brown in color with a creamy head, Bolita is just barely translucent. Lacing is minimal, and head retention could use a boost.

S: Caramel, toasted pecans, and honey work together to form a pleasing, although shy, bouquet.

T: Now this is a brown ale to write home about. Bolita is malty sweet, but far from cloying, boasting heavy notes of vanilla, caramel, and walnuts.

M: Can I just say perfect? No...? Well, how about just saying that it is quite similar to heavy whipping cream on the tongue.

D: Once again, I am absolutely amazed by the craftsmanship exhibited by CCB. I normally don't indulge in brown ales, but this one is a masterpiece. Absolutely worth checking out.

Avagadro, Nov 24, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

wilfonzo, Sep 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

jivex5k, Jul 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

DustinSWB, Mar 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Lob, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-very dark, rich brown with a nice tan head.

S-chocolate, sweet chocolate malts...and...a funk...a funk that reminds me of CCB's sours and saisons...this is interesting. has a medium to high strength. i'm liking this a lot so far.

T-comes in with soft cocoa and then a decent funkiness to it. Its fairly subtle, hardly there, but definitely undeniable. the tartness last in to the after-taste a long with cocoa. there's also some hints of vanilla and tobacco leaf. i've never had an other brown ale that resembles this.

M-thick and creamy, medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-at first, i was drinking this, amazed, thinking of how lucky i was being able to sip on such a fantastic brew, but then i remembered i bought this for $7.99 at a world market. to me thats an amazing price for a perfect CCB 750mL beer, and to find it at a world market, no less. this is an amazing brown ale. it is so completely drinkable.

AdamBear, May 08, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this one up at the Total Wine that is about a block from the brewery a few months ago.

A: So dark brown that it's almost ridiculous. I honestly can't tell if it's cloudy or not. The head was only a couple of shades lighter than the liquid below it.

S: Lots of aroma on this one: Hoppy for a nut brown for sure, but the brown sugar played second fiddle to the almond extract and candy sugar ("Payday" bar) that I got from this. Definitely a "double" nut brown.

T: I got CCB hop profile in there in spades! Additionally, the roasted nut taste was absolutely fantastic. Candy (burnt) sugar in spades, along with a good bit of sweet malt for backup.

M: Lots of lacing here on the glass and on the palate, but the journey was well worth it. This one was thick, but I could tell that the carbonation was meticulously calculated for this particular beer... and I thing that is the strongest aspect of this sucker. The creaminess is divine!

O: A B+ overall average huh? I thing by now I know a great beer in a particular style when I taste, see, and smell it, I based on that, I'm going to give this one my highest recommendation!

Chaney, Nov 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

KevinGordon, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 4-8-11
Reviewed cold from a bomber to a glass

A - Poured three fingers of think foam, great head retention on this bad boy. Nice tan head with a very dark body

S - Malts with brown sugar. No hop aroma to speak of but hints of chocolate and toffee

T/M - Took a while for the head to disappear. Taste dark roasted malts with toffee and dark chocolate. Smooth brew with a malty after taste

D - Very drinkable, great blend of roasted malts and sweetness. I highly recommend this brew. I would get this brew again

FreshmanPour77, Apr 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

WynnO, Jun 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

mcorwin, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

josephwa, Jun 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Thedrizzle, Jul 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour: 750ml bottle to tulip glass. Viscous pour, the beer was in no hurry to leave the bottle. Tons of carbonation visible along sides of the glass. A 1.5 finger khaki head sets up shop... apparently there for the long haul. Body is very dark, only the slightest hint of a ruby hue allowed to pass through when held to a light. As I drink the beer the lace remains a good .5-1 finger thick, leaving a lace ring around the glass denoting every sip.

Nose: A bit of a sour, fruity nose blended with a dry, yeasty character and some nutty, earthy, English malt type deal and a hint of very dark chocolate. Pleasingly bright, yet somehow hidden & restrained... not billowing out of the glass, not showing off... just there. Humble.

Mouth: Absolutely nothing like how it smelled. I expected a medium bodied, medium flavored brown ale with a hint of wild yeast. What I get is a huge bodied, heavily roasted, over malted big bad boy of a beer. In a blind tasting (or, perhaps, even still) I would classify this beer as a Russian Imperial Stout without hesitation. Ginormo flavor: chocolate, overcooked caramel, unfermented sugars, lingering roast malt flavors. Mouthfeel is full bodied and mouth coating, though a touch over carbonated (IMO).

Chewy, tasty, and sweet - this is a huge dessert of a beer. I will enjoy every one of the 25 ounces in this bottle!

clickpush, Mar 24, 2011
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Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.