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Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Bolita Double Nut Brown AleBolita Double Nut Brown Ale

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543 Ratings
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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 72
Gots: 98 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008

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
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4.91/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a glass from a bomber. This beer was extremely dark for a brown ale and very heavy. Nutty and malty with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste. Also a tad woody and finishes clean with a dash of bitterness. Had this beer awhile ago and hope to see it on the shelves again.

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4.85/5  rDev +23.4%
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

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4.73/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

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4.73/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle. First I really enjoy brown ales, maduro being a common occurance Every year I get Bolita and it's been good. This years was a step above. Pours dark brown, slight cream head. Smell is sweet

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4.6/5  rDev +17%
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.

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4.52/5  rDev +15%
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!

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.