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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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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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3/5  rDev -23.5%

DmanGTR, Jan 28, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/22/2012. Pours almost black dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, prune, light nuttiness, and earth; a bit of estery alcohol that reduces a bit as it warms. Pretty nice aromas with good malt complexity and balance. Taste of caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, nuttiness, roasted malt, dark bread, molasses, light dark fruit, and light earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, molasses, nuttiness, dark bread, light dark fruitiness, and light earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of malt flavors; some slight estery off flavors, but not too bad; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial brown ale. Huge robustness of flavor with good balance; and quite smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

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2.15/5  rDev -45.2%

Chilled 25.4 oz bomber into a shaker pint. Bottled on Sept 22, 2012

Look- Deep ruby brown, Capped with two fingers of dense tan head that clings to the sides of the glass and falls slowly. Good lacing.

Smell- Faint cherry-almond, hint of vanilla. Toasty. Appealing, but faint. As it warms, there's a bit of a coppery twang.

Taste- Sharper than expected, cherry again, followed by a woody, almost smoky toast and biscuit. Moves on to overripe peach, caramel, and a strongly vegetal, tomato-like beefy flavor makes itself known. Finishes fairly clean, light marshmallow with a lingering beet/meaty/metallic something that's moderately to severely off-putting, some mineral character as well. Off-flavors grow stronger as it warms.

Mouthfeel- Slick, medium-full body, light carbonation. Hefty juice-like feel, a bit sticky. I didn't finish the pint, but it wasn't due to the heft.

Overall- There's definitely loads of malt here, but the all-around package is just... bad. I've never encountered DMS at this level in a bottled production brewery's product, but if I had to guess that's what this one is displaying. Quality control, please. This never should have even made it into the bottles.

Lawl3ss, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: A very dark brown, bubbly body. Light tan head that dissipates quick. Starts off thick maybe a finger's length but dries up just a little too soon.

Smell: Alcohol scent, paired with light chocolate feel and cant forget the toffee

Taste: Strong malt and toffee feel. Slightly nutty with a medium alcohol taste which I am really liking. I sometimes think molasses and brown sugar definitely played a role with the brewing of this concoction.

Mouth: Medium (almost heavy) and sticky.

Overall: A pretty good brew, definitely one of the better brown ales I've had. Crisp and strong with a sweet feel that still makes you appreciate quality. Salud!

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750ml bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. This is from an early batch that was known to be infected...took quite a while to be inspired to crack this knowing about the infection ahead of time, but had to give it a try.

A - Yep, definitely infected. A gusher from the bottle that never really calms down completely and steadily streams bubbles out of the bottle throughout the pour. Pours a muddy and murky brown in the glass with two fingers of tan foam with the characteristic infected loose, large bubbles that inevitably leave benind lots of sticky lace on the glass.

S - Tart and definitely infected. Some nuttiness makes it thru, but mostly just getting a tart/sour infected aroma.

T - Touch of infected tartness. Nutty and toasty, earthy and roasty with some light caramel underneath the infection. Actually fairly enjoyable still.

M - A bit foamy with a higher level carbonation consistent with the infection.

O - Definitely infected but actually still pretty decent - just different than intended, a bit of a twang on the tongue...but some smokey and roasty and earthy malt still comes thru. A bit dry overall from the infection.

portia99, Jan 08, 2013
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Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.