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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88
very good

528 Ratings
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Ratings: 528
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 71
Gots: 98 | FT: 3
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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750ml bottle. Poured into a snifter 11/9/2014.

A- Deep brown body. One finger offwhite head with little retention. Some lacing. Looks pretty much like a brown ale. [3.5]

S- Brown sugar, molasses, toffee, quite a few notes of oxidization- slight cardboard, dark fruit type oxidation which of course is not particularly overwhelming, but noticeable on the nose. On the sweeter side, there doesn't seem to be much of a chocolate or toasted malt presence. [3.25]

F- Toffee, molasses. That's pretty much about it. Seems subdued. From a double brown ale, I would expect some nuttiness and a more intense caramel flavour. These seem to have been aged out of this beer, unfortunately. Not much in way of earth or bitterness. Fairly malty and oxidized. [3]

M- Medium bodied, low in carbonation. Not much of depth to the finish, a bit watery and boring. [2.5]

O- Lesson of the night- don't age brown ales, not even the big ones. There isn't much left with this one, which I think was bottled in 2011. [2.5]

Final score: 2.92

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Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.