Double Nut Brown - Mammoth Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Twelve ounce bottle devoid of any dating system
The most aggressive pour I could muster yielded only a 1/2 finger of unorganized medium tan foam with little staying power. The body is deep. deep brown with flashes of mahagony around the edges. Clarity is good and lacing is minimal.
Much swirling nets an aroma that is nutty...mostly cashews with hints of almond. Entry is quietwith minimal carbonation to get in the way of the roasted malts in the midtaste. In addition to the malt, nuttiness abounds with roasted walnut noted as a sidekick to the malts.
The finish has a muted hop intro, quickly followed by a slow roasted malt / walnut medly. Mouthfeel is a tad thin and I can't help but to think how much better this could be with a malt master doing the brewing honors.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2006 09:18:54 | More by IceAce
4/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2005 06:47:22 | More by TheLongBeachBum
2.9/5 rDev -21.8%
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?
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2004 23:37:21 | More by Todd
Double Nut Brown from Mammoth Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.