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Double Nut Brown - Mammoth Brewing Company

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Double Nut BrownDouble Nut Brown

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BA SCORE
85
very good

161 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 09-03-2004)
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Carissa, Jun 13, 2012
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2.9/5  rDev -22.5%
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?

Todd, Nov 12, 2004
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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

mikechance, Jul 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Beerswag, Aug 09, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Billolick, Sep 03, 2006
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4/5  rDev +7%
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.

tigg924, Aug 21, 2010
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4/5  rDev +7%

aquazr1, May 26, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

magictrokini, Dec 10, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle

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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.

ehammond1, Jun 13, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

OStrungT, May 18, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Beer21, Feb 11, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

rgrace99, Jun 27, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Jgrody, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

InfernoBoss, Aug 04, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

IntriqKen, May 07, 2006
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4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
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!

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Aug 15, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -7%
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.

mdaschaf, Jun 13, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

TheSixthRing, Aug 04, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Fatehunter, Jan 21, 2013
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Reem, Sep 28, 2013
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jmccraney, Dec 19, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

MiScusi, Mar 23, 2008
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Double Nut Brown from Mammoth Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.