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Double Nut Brown - Mammoth Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

196 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 4
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 09-03-2004

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Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 61
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Photo of Todd
2.96/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz brown, stubby. Pours a deep brown, near opaque with bright ruby edges. The light beige colored head is thick, healthy looking, with a mixture of tight and large bubbles. Retention is exceptional.

Smell is of sweet grain, granola. Roasty smoke in the nose.

Thickish mouthfeel, firm. Malts are light and pretty bland at times. Mentions of roasted barley, slight astringent twang, burnt toast. Distinct nutty flavor and peanut skin feel (husky, dry). Faint fruitiness attempt to break through with suggestion of purple grapes. Thin background rind bitterness. Finish is quite dry with lingering burnt characters, eventually going even dryer and unpleasant.

This beer seems to lack depth. There's little going on the realm of malts. It's very attenuated, no real sweetness. Hops are at the right level, though uninteresting. It's like someone put the beer on mute. Double what?

Photo of mikechance
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I’m really impressed with this beer. I’m not a big nut brown beer fan because they seem to lack any distinctive characteristics. Basically it’s a boring beer style. This beer is one on the exceptions for me. It starts off with a darker almost porter like color and foam. The smell is filled with lots of malt, coffee and chocolate flavors. It taste very good, again it’s almost a chocolate porter with a little bitterness at the end. A great beer once the leaves start to fall and the television is filled with college football.

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer name/Brewer: Mammoth Brewing Co. Double Nut Brown

Serving info: 12 ounce bottle, twist top, no freshness info givin

Pours: A nice rich shade of dark caramel brown

Nose: Malty, slightly nutty

Lacing: thick, sticky and ringed

Head: dark tan, fine and tightly knit, long lasting tiny bubble thick film

Body: medium thick

Flavor notes: Lots of caramel malts abound, nutty, some light smoke also picked up

This is a nice, fairly sweet brown, I’d like to try it with some desert.

Photo of tigg924
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark brown in color, 1/2 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: roasted malt and nut

Taste: roasted malt, big nutty middle, sugar, and small dose of chocolate

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium carbonation, moderately sweet

Drinkability: This was a pleasant surprise. I actually liked the multiple layers in this beer. Very robust and complex. Glad I bouught a six, even happier I saved some to have at home.

Photo of magictrokini
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours clear brown with a short-lived off-white head. Nicoe aroma of nuts, caramel, toffee, and cocoa. Very malty taste with a solid amount of roasted malt and coffee flavor (like Chock Full O' Nuts brand). I also got a sour mash-like taste in the finish, along with bitter chocolate. Could have more body, but a really good beer, nonetheless.

Photo of ehammond1
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle

Davis Beer Shoppe
Davis, CA

A clear, caramel brown. Thin tan head that disappears quickly.

Not a big aroma. There is a touch of caramel sweetness and some bready malt character, but this beer does not have much aroma.

Relatively sweet, with toffee and caramel notes, some nice nutty character throughout, and a touch of bitterness. Pretty tasty.

Thin to medium mouthfeel.

A good nut brown ale, but not a huge amount of character and nothing overtly special, but certainly a quality brown.

Photo of OStrungT
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dark brown that looks mohogany when held up to the light. It boasts a thin light tan head that fades quickly, leaving minimal lace.

This beer has a nice toffee aroms. I detect some biscuit also. Nutty malts aroma is presnet too. As it warms, I get a smokey almost campfire like aroma.

This beer tastes a bit different than it smells. Strong chocolate flavors are presnet. Some toffee and caramel mix in. I taste some roasted malt also

This beer is smooth, leaving a toffee like aftertaste. Carbonation is good for the style.

This beer would probably make a pretty good session beer. It is good tasting, and it is not too high in alcohol.

Overall: This is a good beer. I cant usually get it, but it is for sale everywhere in Yosemite, and I plan to take advantage of that every time I got there. This beer is worth buying. Even worth trading for.

Photo of rgrace99
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Curry Village bar in Yosemite valley.
Poured a dark brown to the top of the shaker pint. Some lacing.
Aroma was chocolate and roasty. Very strong roasty flavor as well as chocolate and coffee. Was able to polish off two pints very easily. Will definitely look for in the future and would recommend to those who like brown ales.

Photo of IntriqKen
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I drank this while snowed in at Mammoth during New Years, 2006.
Beautiful dark amber color with nice half finger head that left good lacing.
Aromas of sweet toasted malts and cashews.
Taste of definate toaste malts...nicely sweet with nutty aftertaste.
Warming and full mouthfeel and aftertaste.
Nice beer to be stuck in the snow with.

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gold Medal Winner World Beer Cup Brown Porter Category! Ok, sold...let's learn more and find out for myself!

To Note - the specimen here is labeled 5.5%, not 6% as described on BA. Just stating the facts...

Appearance - Dark brown, almost black with a reddish tint in both the 12oz Tulip and Guinness Perfect Pint Glass I Poured both bombers in. Head is 2" from a simi-aggressive pour, solid retention and lacing throughout each sip.

S - Pretty damn aromatic of roasted malt, Straight up Coffee, semi-sweet bitter chocolate, and a nuttiness one would look for in a fantastic Brown Ale.

T - Follows Smell. Nutty brown, followed by dark roasted Porter flavors of dry coffee and chocolate. Nuttiness and Coffee dominate for the most part. Follows the description of a "Brown-Porter" to a T. Equal parts...Well done. If you're a fan of both styles...BUY THIS BEER.

M - At 5.5%, you cant ask for much more. Nice dry finish making this sessionable and drinkable. It's NOT THIN for the ABV my friends...it's just right and lively carbonation. Finishes nice and dry as I mentioned, begging for more sipping. Easy drinking beer.

O - Brown/Porter hybrid knocked out of the park for the style IMHO!!!. Equal high quality parts both. Big on nose and palate while being a easy beer to session. Well Done Mammoth!!! Not my favorite beer from them, but for the style...this is possibly their best offering. Again Mammoth, BRAVO!

Photo of mdaschaf
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Morgan for this one!

A: Pours a deep brown color with a nice 1.5 finger off-white head. Nice retention leaving behind a pretty thick cap on top. Nice lacing.

A: Some toffee and caramel, roast malt and nuts. There is a little bit of chocolate as well.

T: Mostly roasted malt with some cocoa.Very light nutty flavor, much lighter than the aroma led on. Some faint piney hops as well.

M: Light to medium bodied, a little thinner than most porters.

O: A solid beer, hard to say if it is a kicked up brown or a porter, but either way it was good.

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a deep, dark brown with a reddish hue. Head is light tan and about a finger width thick, average retention and leaves behind a spotty lace.

Smell - Strong aromas of dark roasted malt, giving the nose a wonderful bouquet of chocolate, coffee and nutty goodness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Starts with a healthy roasted nut flavor, then notes of chocolate come into play. A light coffee roast character comes in around midtaste and follows through into the finish. Hints of floral hop keep this from being too malty.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied with a nice, lively carbonation. Finishes slightly on the dry side of things. Smooth. An easy drinker.

Overall - Beautiul Brown / Porter hybrid. Flavorful while easy on the palate. Sessionable. A certain future buy.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thin head, on a deep, dark brown body.
The aroma is a wonderful roasted malt and a little dark chocolate.
The taste is moderate bitterness balanced well with the roasted malt and chocolate sweetness.
A fairly crisp texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.
A delicious beer.

Photo of MiScusi
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at a tasting with some friends and I kept having to refill my glass. Standard brown ale I would say but the chocolate finish really stands out. It's not overbearing but adds a nice element to the beer. A really good beer that I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of brown ales.

Photo of HalfFull
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown/black with a bit of red highlights. Light tan head is thicker and more lasting than the bottle and yields moderate lacing.

Notes of hazelnut and chocolate on the nose, some coffee beans and a bit of earthy hops. Bit subdued vs. bottle conditioned version.

Taste and feel are similar to the bottled version yet not as vibrant, particularly regarding the subtle nuances of the chocolate and coffee flavors.

Nice mouth feel with roasted coffee and malt lingering on the finish nicely. Feel is a bit less on tap vs. bottle, not quite as effervescent. Still an easy drinking brown, neither too sweet nor too strong.

Note: From notes unearthed of late, consumed 08/2008.

Photo of GoodFellaBeau
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The beer had a dark brown and clear body. Poured into a pint glass with a half inch head. The mouth feel of this porter is light bodied and crisp. Mild hops and medium malts are balanced on the senses. The beer lingers with a chocolate nose and after taste.

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Thanks to WST for this one!

Pours a dark chestnut brown that looks black, until it's sharp clarity is visible in the light. Creamy tan foam, sticky around the edges, though not much lace later on though.

Nutty, husky toasted malts in the aroma, hints of molasses.

Tastes similar, lightly roasted malts, some caramelization, though dry and chalky in the aftertaste. Supple feel, medium bodied, slightly astringent. Overall it's almost more of an imperial brown than a porter, a hybrid of the styles. Review #3600

Photo of Jredner
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz from either Hi-Time Wine or Bevmo...forget which.
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Aroma is heavy peanut skin, vegetable oil and pretty dang big on chocolate aromas. You also get a healthy dose of coffee. Pretty solid smelling Brown Ale if atypical...though what is typical for a Double Brown Ale?

Body pours murky river water brown and settles a deep ruddy brown that is very close to black. The head is dark tan, a thumb thick and fades slowly.

Fairly heavy, for a brown ale, on the palate, but the fore is somewhat light on flavor...mild toasty malts, definite nuttiness...but not a high concentration. It gets more compressed throught the middle with chocolate, coffee, peanut skin and mild burnt/black chocalate notes. I really like this. It finishes with a strong dark chocolate/mint flourish. I wish this is what most Brown Ales tasted like.

Photo of Dukeofearl
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Six pack of 12 oz. bottles purchased at Von's Grocery in Bishop, CA. for $7.19.

I have a hard time with this beer, because it doesn't follow the style as I know it. I realize than Newcastle isn't a great Brown Ale, but to me, it's the measure to compare the rest. This isn't that style at all. This could be good, it could be bad. To be honest, at first, I thought it was more of an Irish Dry Stout that a Brown ale. But then I found comparisons to other styles. At the end, I didn't know what to say what style it was. But still tasty!

It pours a dark brown with an almost opaque with a slight brown hints in backlight. There is no carbonation, and almost no head.

The aroma is slightly sweet, but also charcoal ash. The flavor has porter-like chocolate malt, with a noticeable alcohol-tingle like an Imperial Stout. And then, to complicate it some more, I had another one later on, and definitely tasted the brown ale connection. Slightly sweet, malty- I'm so confused! Mouthfeel is somewhat dry and chalky.

Overall, a tasty brew, and I'm glad I ran across it, I just can't say what it is!

Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep rich brown with a huge creamy head and a huge lace down the side, this looks very inticing to say the least! Smell was of roasted nuts with a hint of hops. Caramel sweetness undertones as well, smells thick and very fresh. The taste was very full. Nice roasted tones and caramel was the predominant flavors. Very complex though as there was much hoppiness at both the beginning and the finish. The finish was very nice, very dry and left you looking for more.

Photo of samoblue
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have to admit, I'm not one to typically purchase a Brown Ale, with actual money, but my curiosity was piqued by the promise of a "Double Brown" on the label. Double the what, exactly? Flavor? Attitude? Fun? Life-improving alcohol? It had to be tried. Besides, I'm in Mammoth Lakes, about a million miles from anywhere. What else am I going to do in late August with no snow anywhere?

Appearance
Pours an opaque reddish-brown with a thin beige head, which dissipates quickly. A fair amount of lacing on the wine glass I consumed it from, because I am 100% class.

Aroma
Smells like a brown ale: Nutty, malty, a little bit sweet.

Taste
Nutty and sweet, but tempered with a really welcome roasted maltiness.

Mouthfeel
Got to admit, this is where the beer falters. A bit thin, watery, and sticky. I can still feel it on my teeth 15 minutes after finishing it.

Drinkability
Well, I finished it. But I only had one. Because there are many other beers to try.

Photo of SHODriver
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep brown, nearly black with a little bit of light transmission with a finger of off white head
S: smells of chocolate and a little coffee
T: cocoa powdery chocolate with some nice coffee notes and a bit of nuttyness. Nutty aftertaste with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish
M: medium body with soft to medium carbonation
O: A nice and tasty beer with good flavors

Photo of Ghenna
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours fairly dark with a tinge of red around the edges of the glass, with a two finger latte colored head with fair amount of lacing. Smells of roasted malts, and all of its concomitant smells (chocolate, caramel). Flavor follows the smell. The mouthfeel reminds me of a Guinness, though with less in the way of carbonation. Others describe it as creamy.

Pretty drinkable beer, and my first from Mammoth- I'll definitely be trying more of their product.

Photo of Brewlore
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a Tulip glass.

It poured with a very nice dark brown color with a decent dark tan head. The head fizzled away quite quick but looked quite nice upon a fresh pour.

The strongest aroma this beer has is that of coffee and nuts. More nutty than coffee but both are very pleasing.

The taste is quite good for this type of brown ale. Slightly sweet and toasted malts abound along with the great nutty taste at the end.

Very good in the mouth feel department, feels very smooth in the mouth and has a nice little bite (hops!) at the end.

A very drinkable brew with a nice ABV (6%)

A well rounded Double Nut Brown Ale. One of the better I've had the pleasure of tasting.

Photo of jdhilt
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Almost black color. Liight carbonation and medium bodied. Malty nose. Starts sweety, nutty smooth, finish is clean with traces of hops. Good brown. $1.69 for a 12oz bottle from Hi-Time Cellars Costa Mesa, Ca.

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Double Nut Brown from Mammoth Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.