Duke's Cold Nose Brown Ale
Bold City Brewery

Duke's Cold Nose Brown AleDuke's Cold Nose Brown Ale
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From:
Bold City Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #267
ABV:
6%
Score:
83
Ranked #24,598
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 12.23%
Ratings:
304
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 24, 2021
Added:
Dec 24, 2008
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  74
SCORE
83
Good
Duke's Cold Nose Brown AleDuke's Cold Nose Brown Ale
Notes: A mild brown ale named after Duke, the owner's late, beloved boxer. This local favorite has hints of chocolate and caramel with a smooth nutty finish. A well-balanced, flavorful brown ale that's perfect for any time of year.
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3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BFCarr from New Jersey

Pours brown with a thin white head that fades quickly. Aroma is malty and mild caramel. Taste follows with malty notes and a bit of biscuit. Feel is good, rich mouthfeel. Overall it's a very nice brown ale.

Nov 24, 2021
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3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

A- dark brown at the top and then lighter as it goes down to bottom. more light through the top. 2 finger frothy head with fat lacing on pint.

S-malts and caramel and bread

M- hints of chocolate, malts dominate and salty

F- creamy and chewy but the malts take away from the flavors.

O- meh...worth a try but nah not again. not enough complement of flavors

Aug 10, 2021
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5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Oeneophile1103

This brown ale hits the sweet spot for me with its flavors of caramel, roasted nuts, and dark chocolate. As a whiskey drinker first and foremost this is the flavor profile I prefer. IPA's tene to be too fruit forward for my tastes. If you are looking for a fruit bomb keep scrolling, but if it's a classic brown ale you seek, this one is most certain to please.

Jul 10, 2021
 
3.72 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Mar 18, 2021
 
4.23 by markallmon from Tennessee on Feb 06, 2021
 
3.75 by Chipwells from Georgia on Feb 01, 2021
 
3.88 by RollDamnTide from Florida on Aug 10, 2020
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

I always pick up some of these on holidays when I'm in Florida for those that don't like IPAs and Porter's.
Appears dark amber with a nice foamy head that lasted.
Smells malty, bready.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
I will definitely pick up another sixer for the next holiday party, not so much for me, but for the middle craft beer drinkers. Give me IPAs and Porters!

Apr 11, 2020
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4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by NLeaN from Florida

From can into Teku glass. The color is mild amber with a consistent head of foam loaded with tiny bubbles with very little outliers. The carbonation sticks throughout the glass. The smell is generally muted but has a nice grainy malt nose mixed in with toasty pizza dough, raspberries, light caramel, light chocolate and dings of hops and metallic notes behind these stronger notes. It is not wildly complex but it is nice to see some of these notes shine through. Despite the simplicity, it does taste really good. The toasty pizza dough notes stand out completely on the taste and for a brown ale, the caramels and chocolates are subdued. It drinks like a 5% abv brown ale but is still very enjoyable to drink across a few hours. It is a thin mouthfeel with a short finish but even though it does not help with the beer's complexity it does enhance the drinkability. Perfect to have a 6 pack for watching a Jaguars game in November and December (and hopefully January).

Nov 17, 2019
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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by JamarcusMarinovich from California

Poured from can, decent head that doesn't last long. Good amber color and a sweet, malty nose. Roasted flavor notes with slight tinge of hop bite (slight), Lingers a bit on the back of the tongue, not terribly complex but easy to drink. A decent offering.

Oct 25, 2019
 
3.21 by Salinesnake from Louisiana on Jul 30, 2019
 
3.58 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Jun 11, 2019
Photo of chitoryu12
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Clear, dark amber. Half a finger of off-white head with average retention.

Smell: Spicy and sweet malt with a slight chocolate note. Mild toastiness.

Taste: Roasted malt with little to no bitterness. Mild milk chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Average body, highly carbonated.

Overall: A nice, plain brown.

May 17, 2019
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4.7/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by GACraftAdvo from Georgia

Look: Look is brown with amber hue when held to light. It has about a half of a finger of a beige, lacy head that sticks around for a minute.

Smell: The smell is of dark chocolate, slightly roasted malt character, malty, with a little hop presence in the back ground. The malt character is very nice!

Taste: The taste gives me caramel up front that fades into chocolate after swallowing— and the after taste after a few seconds turns into nuttiness. It tastes almost like almonds on the exhale of your next breathe. It’s really great but light. The hop presence is perfect for this beer, it’s not overpowering but the bitterness is evident. The taste is very well balanced between sweet and bitter.

Feel: The feel is surprisingly light! Off of mouthfeel alone, I would say this was a pale ale. This would be nice on both a crisp winter’s morning, or in the summer afternoon. I could easily drink multiple of these in a sitting.

Overall: This was a really good beer that I would buy again. The taste was nice, it is very sessionable and something that I could drink many of, it is also appropriate for anytime of the year. I recommend it for someone trying to get into brown ales. Thumbs up, Bold City Brewing.

Also, I really like the art-work and reading material on the can (not that that skewed my score)

May 13, 2019
 
3.75 by Jonada from New Jersey on May 05, 2019
 
3.14 by BucBasil from Rwanda on Mar 30, 2019
 
3.23 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey on Mar 18, 2019
 
3.68 by garthbrennan from Canada (AB) on Jan 30, 2019
 
3.93 by brutalist from Pennsylvania on Jan 21, 2019
Photo of Bruceste
5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Bruceste from Florida

I am not a dark guy, but this is the best ale I’ve never tasted.

Jan 19, 2019
 
3.4 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Nov 09, 2018
Photo of Nass
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
by Nass from Florida

I'm getting roasted malts but not quite to the burnt character that really rich stouts tend to have. I agree with the slight nuttiness & caramel. cheers! B

Oct 31, 2018
 
3.58 by robotic_being from Florida on Sep 16, 2018
 
3.67 by Pete9094 from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2018
 
4 by JayPettey from Florida on Jun 23, 2018
 
2.91 by Dourrieu from Florida on Jun 21, 2018
Photo of Skywave
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Skywave from Oklahoma

Pours to a generous buff head and ample lacing. Clear medium brown. Malty, brown sugar smell. Flavor is malty, nutty and balanced. Mouthfeel is light medium. Damn, this smells, looks and tastes delicious.

Jun 07, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by gatornation from Minnesota

Pours a dark copper color with a khaki head. Smell is nutty with toffee malts. Taste follows nose very nutty with floral hops and a candi sugar taste . Mouth feel was sweet with malts had some roasted notes in finish. This brown had notes of a scotch ale and a stout, it was something i like alot actually.

May 04, 2018
 
3.75 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Apr 22, 2018
 
4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Apr 20, 2018
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3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by OompaMentor from Georgia

The Reef 4/4/2018 St. Augustine
Malty Nuttiness

Apr 07, 2018
 
3.77 by grahuba from Connecticut on Feb 27, 2018
 
3.52 by herman77 from Minnesota on Feb 15, 2018
 
3.85 by Vandelay1863 from Florida on Jan 29, 2018
 
3.78 by nyrblue2 from New York on Jan 08, 2018
 
3.95 by Brianbosox from North Carolina on Dec 25, 2017
 
3.49 by fisherbray from Florida on Nov 18, 2017
 
3.9 by GlennWB from West Virginia on Nov 08, 2017
 
4.21 by bubseymour from Maryland on Nov 02, 2017
 
3.45 by Richmondn96 from Florida on Nov 02, 2017
Duke's Cold Nose Brown Ale from Bold City Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 304 ratings