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Double Nut Brown - Mammoth Brewing Company

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Double Nut BrownDouble Nut Brown

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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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Photo of jaasen64


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

120z bottle thanks to DeanoMac poured into Founders snifter.

A- Pours a very dark brown almost black that is slightly translucent, but mostly opaque. When pouring it a very thin bubbly light mocha brown head forms that quickly disappears to leave pretty much no head. Appears to have decent carbonation.

S- Lots of espresso immediately hits the nose, followed by roasted malts, almonds, a variety of other nuts. Definitely above average aroma strength. At first it smelled very good with the espresso, but the more I smelled it the less it appealed to me.

T- Light espresso, roasted malts, a tiny bit of chocolate and nuts on the finish/aftertaste that lingers. Not as flavorful as I was hoping and the flavors weren't the most appealing. As the beer warms a more of an artificial taste comes out that is a little bit syrupy.

M- Way too thin, overcarbonated, fairly easy to drink but not the smoothest. Definitely the downfall of the beer.

O- This beer was okay. The appearance was average, aroma and taste were decent but not the most pleasant I've experienced, and the mouthfeel is definitely the downfall of the beer. As the beer warmed up the nutty flavor came out more, but there was a little bit more of an artificial taste that comes out. Overall not a terrible beer, but definitely needs some work.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 01:15:41 | More by jaasen64
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME


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
Photo of TheSixthRing


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
Photo of TheRealBigC


3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm confused: Is this a brown or a porter? As a porter, it's remarkably thin but as a brown it's not so bad, though maybe creamier than a typical one. The nuttiness is there, but not doubly so. Rogue hazelnut brown delivers exactly on its nutty name, this one not so much. A stronger nut flavor would take this to the next level. As it is, I like it, but it's far from a favorite.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 18:15:19 | More by TheRealBigC
Photo of shade13

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-25-2012 21:02:53 | More by shade13
Photo of KevSal


4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-21-2012 06:35:44 | More by KevSal
Photo of Huntbuc


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-16-2012 23:47:27 | More by Huntbuc
Photo of mdaschaf


3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 00:42:19 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of Carissa

5/5  rDev +34.8%

06-13-2012 00:35:31 | More by Carissa
Photo of kyager2000


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-10-2012 01:01:27 | More by kyager2000
Photo of SHODriver


3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep brown, nearly black with a little bit of light transmission with a finger of off white head
S: smells of chocolate and a little coffee
T: cocoa powdery chocolate with some nice coffee notes and a bit of nuttyness. Nutty aftertaste with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish
M: medium body with soft to medium carbonation
O: A nice and tasty beer with good flavors

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 02:35:16 | More by SHODriver
Photo of Danny1217


3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-20-2012 16:27:51 | More by Danny1217
Photo of JustinQ


2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

05-12-2012 03:17:00 | More by JustinQ
Photo of OPBrewCrew


4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-11-2012 20:11:40 | More by OPBrewCrew
Photo of outlaw1323


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-31-2012 04:33:12 | More by outlaw1323
Photo of Dains

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-30-2012 03:02:58 | More by Dains
Photo of KristaHall

2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

03-27-2012 05:56:29 | More by KristaHall
Photo of rah1734bones

1/5  rDev -73%

03-27-2012 05:51:45 | More by rah1734bones
Photo of Vasko5m

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

03-26-2012 00:56:47 | More by Vasko5m
Photo of creez


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-19-2012 23:45:54 | More by creez
Photo of Cinderbike


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-28-2012 07:46:59 | More by Cinderbike
Photo of Fillpott

North Carolina

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
Photo of TrojanWheels


4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-18-2012 21:13:59 | More by TrojanWheels
Photo of EricCioe


3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my neighbor Andrew for picking this up for me on a swing through California.

This pours medium deep brown with a big eggshell head rising and falling and leaving some lace. On the nose there is a huge nut component to go along with some chocolate and a bit of pine and caramel. I'm not sure I've had a nuttier nut brown. They're a little too far forward for my tastes, and I wish there was more surrounding them. In the mouth the chocolate is a little more assertive, but it's still a nut show. The chocolate and hops combine for a two-faced bitterness. The body is medium, exactly as expected given the style and abv.

Overall, this is a decent if unbalanced brew. A little tweaking and this would be better for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 21:13:09 | More by EricCioe
Photo of mbmyers3


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-31-2011 05:20:35 | More by mbmyers3
Double Nut Brown from Mammoth Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.