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Double Nut Brown - Mammoth Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

168 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of t0rin0
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of zestar
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
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 SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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 StonedTrippin
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.18/5  rDev -15%
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.

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of kojevergas
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
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?

Photo of Gueuzedude
2.65/5  rDev -29.1%
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.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Billolick
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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Photo of mdaschaf
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.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of jdhilt
3.63/5  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.

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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Double Nut Brown from Mammoth Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.