Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
A: Pours a very deep brown, almost black with a nice mocha colored head on top. Decent retention with spotty lacing.
S: The aroma is a combination of chocolate, toffee, and roasted nuts. There is a little bit of molasses and brown sugar too.
T: A surprising amount of chocolate up front, transitioning to some roasted nuts, caramel, molasses, and toffee.
M: Medium to full bodied for a brown ale, especially an English brown ale. Low carbonation gives it a smooth mouthfeel.
O: Liked this quite a bit. Loved the heavy chocolate aroma and flavors. On the heavier side for style, but makes up for it in terms of taste.
01-12-2012 04:28:26 | More by mdaschaf
3.85/5 rDev -1.8%
Thanks to jtd1969 for bringing this back from Florida.
Pours a dark brown with a half an inch of thick, dense brown head that has great retention. The nose is faint caramel, but heavily musty. It's a little funky and reminds me a little of wet dog. The flavor is far better than the nose would lead you to believe. It's sweet caramel up front with a little bit of nuttiness followed by a rich, chocolaty finish. There are some faint coffee notes and a mild astringency in the finish as well. The medium, smooth body and mild carbonation make this very easy to drink.
This is a really solid beer. The flavor is excellent and complex. It loses some points because the nose wasn't particularly appetizing, but overall I really enjoyed it.
01-07-2012 16:09:26 | More by tdm168
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
A: Pours a dark brown with two fingers of tan head that recedes into a thick ring with some decent lacing.
S: Lots of sweet roasted characters here. Sweet chocolate and nougat aromas dominate with creamy vanilla and even a hint of caramel. The finish smells of dry cocoa. Nice.
T: Similar to the aroma, though with more roasted characters. Chocolate and nutty flavors dominate with some vanilla and cocoa mixed in. There are some hints of vanilla in there as well and the finish is slightly smoky with a roasty bitterness.
M: Medium body and carbonation, this beer is fairly creamy, though the carbonation is a bit frothy on the finish.
O: A pretty good beer, overall, though more like a stout than a brown ale. Still, it smells great and tastes good.
01-05-2012 18:23:26 | More by n2185
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
A: Dark reddish brown color, with thick foamy beige head that slowly dissipates into a very nice even coating. Great looking beer.
S: Loads of caramel malts, some chocolate toffee and brown sugar.
T: Very sweet and malty, with very apparent malts, nuttiness, and brown sugar taste. Nice alcohol warming effect, but the alcohol bite is mellow. Hard to classify this as it's not really what I'd envision of a "double" brown, but either way it has a great taste.
M: Thick and sticky, almost too much so, could use a touch more carbonation actually.
O: Really enjoyed this one, just a flavor bomb, and nice warming effect along with it. I want to say it's like a good brown ale met a good strong ale.
01-03-2012 22:20:02 | More by chilly460
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
Shared by whiterascal, poured into some Russian River stemware.
Deep burgundy with ruby highlights. One finger of dense, tan foam recedes quickly to a thin top layer, leaving horizontal trails of lace. Pretty dark for a brown ale.
Rich, sugary nose. Marzipan is the major flavor, then toffee, milk chocolate and peanuts.
The flavor is almost a perfect mirror of the aroma. Marzipan leads, though here it’s maybe a little more bitter and roasty. Toasted bread, peanut skins, some chocolate crumbles. Sweet.
Medium-light body, kind of sugary. Light, tingly electric carbonation. The 9 percent alcohol is fairly well hidden by the sweetness, but there are some fumes that come off.
This might be my first double brown ale, but Bolita seems to capture the idea of the style nicely. A bit sweet, but it shows off some decent brown flavors.
12-30-2011 18:38:28 | More by Phelps
4.3/5 rDev +9.7%
750ml bottle poured into a SA perfect pint. This bottle label says "Bolita Double Brown Ale", and aquired through trade from alalvarez75, thanks AL.
A cloudy dark brown color, with 2 fingers worth of mocha/tan head. Good retension that leaves behind a fair amount of lacing.
Very strong nutty aromas. Some brown surgar, molasses sweetness, with hints of woody secondary aromas. Alcohol kicks in as it warms. Quite alot going on in the nose, actually.
Flavors are very similar to the aromas. They actually follow to a tee, so... *see above for taste descriptions.
Medium to full(somewhat creamy) body, with an appropriate amount of carbonation, making this a very drinkable beer.
Not a ton of experience with this style, especially the double/imperial version, but I'm really digging this one. Sam Smith was my fave English Brown... until some crazy brewery from FL decided to make a double version. YUM!
12-30-2011 02:32:15 | More by raffy313
4.22/5 rDev +7.7%
Bottle shared with Alucard4
Look: Dark brown with a 1 inch tan head and good retention
Smell: Nuts alcohol a light woodiness and some caramel
Taste: Same as the nose. It starts out with a nice nutty woody character and then mid palate you get a touch of alcohol and then the beer finishes with some delicious coffee
Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation
Overall: This is one of the better brown ales on the mark. I don't think I would change anything about this beer
12-29-2011 22:14:59 | More by DarthKostrizer
Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.