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Double Nut Brown - Mammoth Brewing Company

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141 Ratings

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a six pack after visiting MBC, so I assume it is very fresh. I have poured it into a British-style pint glass.

The beer pours a clear, ruby-red with little head or lacing. The beer has a strong chocolate and nut smell with a faint pine smell. The taste is of nuts, chocolate, and a faint bitter pine that is inviting and pleasant. The finish is dry and chocolaty, and the mouthfeel is full without being cloying or syrupy.

I tasted this at the brewery, and I was so impressed that I bought a sixpack. Therefore, I might be super-imposing my positive impressions and experiences at the brewery onto this review/tasting. However, I gladly do it because I really enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 04:43:37 | More by Fillpott
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

11-20-2013 07:36:37 | More by Jgrody
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

10-23-2012 02:29:54 | More by t0rin0
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mammoth Double Nut Brown is an incredibly dark brown ale that's almost opaque. The coffee ice cream colored head is dense and slowly thins to a film with oily bubbles and dense lacing. A deep, dark roast coffee aroma sits on a nutty, slightly sweet malty scent. There's possibly a touch of mint in the nose. It's full bodied and very smooth with a long, ashy finish. It tastes a touch sweet, but there's enough bitterness to balance it out. It tastes nutty-- walnutty, even. The deep, soft sweetness lasts through the finish. The bitterness is secondary here, but it's leafy and appropriately strong. It's very drinkable on account of all that big, bold, brown flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2009 04:38:14 | More by yesyouam
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4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2008 03:21:31 | More by MiScusi
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

09-07-2013 23:27:59 | More by fredmugs
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4.23/5  rDev +14%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 01:46:24 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: dark brown color is nice, with light head that dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing.

S: wonderful smell -- dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, nuttiness, coffee.

T: the roasted malty flavor is big, and the coffee comes in at the end. label says it's a "brown porter" and that's an apt description.

M: a little thin, nothing remarkable here.

D: very drinkable. a light 6%, none of the flavors are overwhelming, could drink a few no problem.

looking at some of the older reviews, it seems as though they might have fine-tuned the recipe, because this is a very solid beer. a big brown or a small porter -- either way it's unique and very good.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2009 07:09:19 | More by duluoz
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4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 01:15:39 | More by OStrungT
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4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2007 03:50:36 | More by Brewlore
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4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 bomber

Appearance- finger and a half of velvety cream colored head, dark brown to the porter colored spectrum

Smell- caramel and chocolate that is impossible to avoid even at a good distance away from the glass, toasted malts are very dominant over the hops

Taste- sweet chocolates on the front and middle with brief roasted bitterness on the end, hints of toffee also add to the mid-tounge feel

Mouthfeel- medium/full bodied with slightly milky consistency and lingering sweetness for a time

Overall- a damn good representation of a brown ale. This is one of my favorite styles, and most certainly deserves another

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 02:16:47 | More by Sark
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4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours opaque dark bown with a creamy mocha head.

S: Nutty malts, roasty malts, toasty malts, medium roast coffee and milk and dark chocolate in the nose.

T: Chocolate, orange, nutty and roasty malts, bready malts, coffee and milk chocolate. Quite tasty.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: Definitely recommended. Everything this brewery makes is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 06:25:19 | More by BierJager89
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4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2008 16:02:09 | More by rgrace99
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4.08/5  rDev +10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 04:35:58 | More by TheSixthRing
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Double Nut Brown from Mammoth Brewing Company
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