Double Nut Brown - Mammoth Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

60 Reviews
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Reviews: 60
Hads: 206
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
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Mammoth Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 09-03-2004

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle I brought to share at Oneinchaway's tasting.

Pours a hazy dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and roasted nut aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and nutty flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid roasty, nutty presence in the aroma and flavor. (584 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

The best of the mammoth beers I had. This is a chocolatey brown ale and porter middle ground that has a ton of toast and cocoa grain flavor but also a real clean finish and not much of the bitter roasted barley I expect from a porter. I don't get the name here though, nothing double about it at six percent abv. It's got some red when held to the light but looks more brown than anything else. Lots of dry cocoa malt flavor all through it and a toasted marshmallow thing too. It's rich but still real drinkable. Good early fall beer, right on for this time of year because of the denser flavor sand approachable body. Good brew all up. (636 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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 (515 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (473 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Rather sweet and roasty, with a watery refreshing mouthfeel. Very big foam in the Peroni lager glass, and quite persistent. Dark brownish red in color. Plenty of sudsiness on the tongue. Aroma of toasted grain and buckwheat.

Rather sweet and malty with the nutty toffee taste. Some flavor of old coffee and burnt sugar. Something piney along with a hint of licorice and cooked wheat cereal. There is a hint of herbal hops, but mostly it's the dark coffee with a hint of burnt raisin toast.

This has that peculiar kind of sweet, medicinal bitter aftertaste that I'm not crazy about. It reminds me of Mexican malt liquor. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego. (683 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a four finger head of nice tan colour, lovely cream lacing, great thickness, and good retention. Colour is a solid black.

Sm: Cream, caramel, and very light roast. I don't detect any nuts, which is surprising. A fairly strong aroma.

T: Nuts, cream, heavy caramel, and light roast. Sort of an English brown ale meets a tame rauchbier. Simple but agreeable. Well built and well balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet, and nicely thick. Suits the flavours generally.

Dr: Very drinkable for a brown ale, but surprisingly devoid of nutty notes. I'd like to try it on draught. As is, it's not horribly impressive. Where's the complexity? (785 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
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. (560 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
2.6/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pours with an easily, fat-three-finger thick, darkish, tan colored head. The beer is a very dark, brownish amber color, but shows a brilliantly clear, concentrated ruby color when held up to the light. The aroma is nice and malty with a mix of hops, fruit and darker grain aromatics. Aromas of berries and toasted grain / light coffee notes are noticeable at first, but then a particularly sharp, almost weed-like, herbal hop note comes to the fore. Initially the aroma was quite inviting, but that was all of like two seconds. This really green, overly vegetal, just bad aroma is here somehow and it is hiding all of the rich malt notes that I know are here somewhere. It smells something like an overly moist, just starting to rot, heap of weeds.

The taste is sweet up front, with a nicely caramelized layer of malt sugars. Flavors of berries and raisins are brought out by the sweetness. The beer is still fairly light bodied for something titled a double nut brown ale, but still has some fullness to it. The beer finishes with some toasted malt notes, which try to dry out the finish, but are not really successful at it. Somewhere in the finish that vegetal note from the aroma is noticeable, but luckily it is fairly subdued here (if you can taste without breathing it is not noticeable at least). Rancid broccoli, or some flavor like that, becomes noticeable in the finish if you drink this normally (with both nose and mouth).

If it wasn't for that bad aromatic note, this would be quite enjoyable. Unfortunately it effects not just the aroma, but the flavor too and is too much for me to really enjoy this brew. (1,623 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, procured at the Hi-Times Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA.

A: Dark brown with a thick off-white head, with great concentric circle lacing.

S: Dark malts, with a lot more roastiness than I'm used to in a brown, interesting.

T: Nuttiness, hazelnuts, almonds.

M: Smooth, creamy, very good for an American Brown.

D: Drinkability is very good, I can't wait until I get my next chance to travel up the 395 and am able to taste this beer at its source in Mammoth. (484 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (506 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Here we go...a 22 ounce bottle and a New York Steak dinner. On to the beer:

Dark brown, almost black color. Slightly tanned head, and the head is thick....holding upm well this far. Good things in the nose. There is fudge, nuts, and a shot of juicy tropical hops.

Yum. The first sip is a winner. Starts off nutty, then ground coffee takes control of it all. No kitty! This is my brown ale! More nuts and fudge and butterscotch topping. Slight pinch of the hops. Easy mouthfeel...maybe a pinch "watery" relative to other good brown ales.

Dark brown, brown porter....whatever you can call this, it is good.

Update: The maltiness seems to slowly slack off towards the end. Call it pretty good overall. (705 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured deep brownish, sordove thin I thought with good carbonation. Nose is nutty, toffee, caramel. Taste follows nose but with light body and taste. Malty, nuts, toffee and thats about all here, can not realy taste booze. Mouthfeel is ok and drinkability is about average. (273 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
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. (286 characters)

Photo of Haybeerman
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Chestnut brown color; ruby when held up to the light. Poured a minimal light brown head that retreated to the edges of the glass. Laced the glass in thin wavy rings.

S: Rich toffee. Chocolate and mild coffee notes as well. Peaty, smokey aroma too.

T: Consistent with the nose; chocolate is much more prominent along with toffee and caramel. Transitions to a fairly bright finish with a light building bitter.

M: Light-to-medium body. Moderate carbonation; brightens the finish significantly. Smooth and rich with a pleasant toffee flavor lingering.

O: Good malt character; not cloying in the least. (605 characters)

Photo of tigg924
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
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. (429 characters)

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Stubby 12 ounce brown glass bottle with a simple brass colored twist-off crown cap. Generic design label has a dark green background for the “Double Nut Brown” with a centre portrait oriented rectangular port that contains a picture of a snow cap mountain overlooking a snow white valley complete with a babbling brook, with snow-covered alpine huts and coniferous trees. Described as ‘Double Nut Brown – Handcrafted Ale, Brewed & Bottled in the High Sierra by Mammoth Brewing Company™, Mammoth Lakes, CA Elevation 8000ft.’ Alc. 6.0% By Vol. No freshness date.

Appearance: A light tan colored head quickly sits atop the mahogany brown body with some light ruby hue when backlit. Average carbonation levels and minimal lacing. Looks Stout like when first poured with its fine soft resilient head.

Nose: Dark chocolate sinews in amongst a strong roasted nutty aroma. The smell is chewy and thick, like that of a dark caramel toffee chew.

Taste: Predominantly malty with a lovely chewy thick middle that supports dark toffee, cooking chocolate, rich caramel and some hints of freshly brewed coffee soaked in hardwood. Finishes with a mild earthy bitterness which has a sweet acidic dryness. Tasty!!!

Mouthfeel: The luxurious chewy toffee middle carries this one from a thin start and a dry whippy finish to lend a decent body throughout. Gets bolder and richer as it warms up.

Drinkability: An attractive brew, the chewy feel and thick chocolate caramel tastes nicely entrain the broad range of roasted nuts. Simple enough, but very effective. A Six-pack could be dangerous.

Overall: By far the best of the four regular Mammoth brews in my very humble opinion. Not sure I would say that this is a “Double” Nut Brown, but it is a damn good Brown ale nonetheless.

Cheers to OCBrewFish/Swillinbrew for this one. (1,849 characters)

Photo of notchucknorris
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Mahogany color with a big sandy colored head.

S: A pretty big roasted malt aroma along with some nice nuttiness.

T: I picked up some chocolate, hazelnut and coffee. The mouthfeel was a little bit thin for me. This wasn't the best brow I've ever had, but I definitely enjoyed it. Worth a try. (298 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (281 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (502 characters)

Photo of flexabull
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown color with a good sized off white head.

Aromas smell like roasted malts, almost a little overly roasted. Some nuttiness, light chocolate, and cereal grains.

Taste is lighter than I expected. Some light nutty flavors, roasted malts, and a touch of sweetness. Finish is crisp, and a little fleeting, with a bitter pine hoppiness.

Mouthfeel is ok, but a little on the lighter side. I guess I expected more from a "double nut brown". But it certainly not bad.

Drinkability is good. Once I got over the idea that this is just a little stronger american brown, I actually kind of like this one. It's easier enough to drink, and has some interesting flavors. Just tastes a little overly roasted to me. (723 characters)

Photo of Todd
2.96/5  rDev -21.5%
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? (887 characters)

Photo of Floydster
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pint at the Anthill Pub on the UC Irvine campus last night for four dollars, first beer from this brewery, went well with my turkey burger

A-Dark brown color with only some light shining through, small 1/2 inch creamy light tan head that only stuck around for about a minute, minimal lacing

S-Nuttiness variety, roasted malt, cashews, some coffee, berries, lots of malt, some bread, faint chocolate aromas, and maple oatmeal

T-While cold it was hard to taste anything but the almond and walnuts in the finish, kept my hand on it for about ten minutes to get it to warm faster, tasted a hint of milk chocolate and malt in the middle, aftertaste was still full of nuttiness, no hops to really add complexity or balance, not very sweet either, just a nutty beer that was rather mellow and one dimensional

M-Weak mouthfeel, more creamy than anything, a little watered down, medium to thick body, overdone on the carbonation, taste did not linger at all

D-Could have drank a few pints of this, went down too easy because of its lack of taste, low ABV, smooth, and inviting

One of the only beers that I had not tried on tap, much darker than I thought it would be, my dad enjoys this beer when he visits friends up north, would possibly drink again, recommended for fans of brown ales (1,284 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was the second Mammoth brew I picked up on a recent road trip. Glad I could share this one.

It pours a dark coffee cola color with light tan foam resulting in a nice and creamy looking head.

I get mellowed toffee and cocoa on the aroma, rounded by a pleasing roasted malt.

A mellow roast comes across flavorwise, followed by a pleasing cocoa note and some sweetness to it. Lightly bodied with a pleasant effervescence. Warms well. This reminds me of a cross between a nut brown ale and a sweet porter. (509 characters)

Photo of Offa
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is ok, but rather bland and overly burnt-bitter tasting.

Very dark brown with a medium tan head that dissipates.

The aroma is simple burnt grain and light coffee and nuts.

It has moderately strong flavour with toasted coffee/chocolate flavour and bite. It has some nut elements and burnt grain. Overall, it has a persistent, slightly unpleasantly bitter, burnt character that dominates the whole thing through to the end. It lacks smoothness, balance, and real depth, being one-dimensional and too burnt. However, it does have some decent character so, while not great, it is certianly a fairly enjoyable, decent beer. (628 characters)

Photo of Arbitrator
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Thanks to largadeer for this one. I guess he got excited when he saw "double nut" in there and just had to buy it.

A: Pours an opaque brown body with a well-retaining light beige head. It leaves a moderate collar on the brew, few spots of lace, and some scattered / broken film in the center.

S: Toffee, nuts, coffee (roasted grain). Some chocolate and caramel.

T: Nutty, with a roasted grain component that lends flavors of coffee. Some caramel and toffee is found. A decent finish that (when the swigs aren't watery) carries a nice aftertaste of chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Pretty tasty.

M: Thin-bodied, owing to the carbonation which makes it feel creamy. But an incredibly watery flavor.

D: Bleh. If I had to choose between cheap beer (Chris kept telling me this was about $1.30 a bottle) and no beer, I'd probably go with no beer. Not a particularly good brown ale. (910 characters)

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Double Nut Brown from Mammoth Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.