Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale
Cigar City Brewing

Bolita Double Nut Brown AleBolita Double Nut Brown Ale
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Brown Ale - English
3.96 | pDev: 10.86%
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Bolita Double Nut Brown AleBolita Double Nut Brown Ale
Notes: Pours dark brown in color with a tan head with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate and toasted bread. Flavors of caramel, toffee and chocolate notes open with interjecting notes of wood and herbal bitterness from English hop varietals then moving back into semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and toffee and is dried out in the finish with toasted malt notes that resemble roast peanuts.

50 IBU
Reviews: 204 | Ratings: 623 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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SiepJones from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a SA Perfect Pint

A: Pours two fingers of creamy head that sticks to the glass. This beer has a deep rich mahogany color to it.
S: Smells of rich roasted malt with lots of nutty flavors.
T: A deep flavor of dark fruit and roasted malt up front meld into a nice coffee flavor. This is followed up with a slight hint of chocolate and chestnut on the back end.
M: Very carbonated mouth with a very rich mouthfeel on the swallow.
D: A very savory brew, high ABV, which kind of sneaks up on you as there's not much heat from the 9%. Overall this is a very enjoyable brew.

Jun 04, 2010
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corby112 from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark ruby/chestnut brown color with dark mahogany edges and a one finger frothy light beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring.

Roasted malt aroma with lots of caramel toasty malt. Slightly smokey that has some slight toasty hazelnut character and subtle spice.

Medium body with a lot of smokey roasted malt and sweet caramel notes. Hints of toffee, slight spice and hazelnut with a subtle dry hoppy finish.

Nov 13, 2009
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JCam9981 from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Jul 24, 2013
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HeyItsChili from South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a 750ml bottle of this beer at the tasting room at CCB in Tampa.

A - Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The beer pours viscous into the glass and pours a dark mahogany brown like the darker streaks in a polished, splintery plank of African wenge, with just the faintest ruby highlights and a faint head the color of faded khakis.

S - Little hint of chocolate and coffee with some nice dark roasted malty aromas. Earthy, nutty essence. Rounded out by piny hops.

T - Roasted malt, nutty, earthy flavor. Slight hops leading into the aftertaste. A little bitter, but not tannic, on the slightly warm alcoholic aftertaste.

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied, viscous, chewy.

Jan 12, 2011
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GTB from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Jun 02, 2012
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Myst from Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

Dec 10, 2012
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Jul 19, 2012
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BrownAleMale from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 22, 2014
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portia99 from Massachusetts

3.32/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. This is from an early batch that was known to be infected...took quite a while to be inspired to crack this knowing about the infection ahead of time, but had to give it a try.

A - Yep, definitely infected. A gusher from the bottle that never really calms down completely and steadily streams bubbles out of the bottle throughout the pour. Pours a muddy and murky brown in the glass with two fingers of tan foam with the characteristic infected loose, large bubbles that inevitably leave benind lots of sticky lace on the glass.

S - Tart and definitely infected. Some nuttiness makes it thru, but mostly just getting a tart/sour infected aroma.

T - Touch of infected tartness. Nutty and toasty, earthy and roasty with some light caramel underneath the infection. Actually fairly enjoyable still.

M - A bit foamy with a higher level carbonation consistent with the infection.

O - Definitely infected but actually still pretty decent - just different than intended, a bit of a twang on the tongue...but some smokey and roasty and earthy malt still comes thru. A bit dry overall from the infection.

Jan 08, 2013
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BrewtalAlement from Florida

5/5  rDev +26.3%

Dec 29, 2011
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL capped bottle.

appears a dark chestnut brown color, with thin off-white head. good head retention. aroma is boozy, with buttery biscuit malt aroma.

tastes of sweet brown sugar, toffee, with slight alcohol burn in the finish that reminds me of whiskey. body is thick, almost syrupy.

definitely a unique and tasty take on the classic style.

Apr 04, 2011
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jaasen64 from Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle brought back from Florida

A- Dark brown, above average carbonation, about 2 fingers of brownish off-white foamy head that has a kind of "nutty" shade to it. Nice lacing that clings to the glass while drinking.

S- Nuts, chocolate, caramel, malts, and a little bit of booze.

T- Very nutty, a little bit of chocolate syrup, malts, caramel, on the sweet side.

M- Foamy head provides a nice creamy feel while drinking. Pretty smooth and drinkable, 9% alcohol well hidden. Medium bodied.

O- This beer was decent, but not my favorite. I definitely prefer the Maduro. I liked the smoothness and creaminess of the beer, however it was slightly too nutty and the chocolate taste was a little bit too syrupy. The ABV was well hidden and the beer was easily drinkable, the only improvement they could make is to take a little bit of the chocolate syrup flavor out. Overall a good beer, but some improvements could be made.

Feb 25, 2012
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BeerLover99 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

Mar 14, 2013
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ber12 from Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

Jan 21, 2013
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sculls65 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

Jan 28, 2012
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wesley14 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Jul 03, 2012
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GRG1313 from California

4/5  rDev +1%

Nov 26, 2011
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bentonquest from New York

4/5  rDev +1%

Jun 20, 2012
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sirsteve42 from New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Oct 11, 2013
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blindpiggie from Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Nov 19, 2013
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tazzerboy from Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Thin toffee color head at pour. It fades rather quickly. Extremely dark in color...almost porter/stout dark.

S-Faint brown sugar and chocolate.

T-Like smell, lots of brown sugar and chocolate the, esp. the chocolate. The chocolate was rich and smooth. Reminded me of S.M. Taddy Porter. There is enough hoppiness to balance out the sweetness as well as a little bit alcohol feeling on the back of the tongue and in the nose. Really smooth considering the bar tender said it had 10% ABV.

M-Medium-thick, smooth and silky

D-I which I had ordered a second instead of the IPA that ordered when my food came. I also can't wait until CCB starts bottling the Bolita Brown so I can take it back home with me.

Apr 07, 2009
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Lare453 from Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Nov 05, 2012
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Puterguru from Florida

3/5  rDev -24.2%

Dec 20, 2011
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djtomain from Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

Mar 29, 2014
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BTPete from New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pulled from my cellar at dinner with friends. Poured into 2 pint glasses. Bottle purchased a few months ago.

A: Dark brown with big dirty brown head. Nice lacing on glass.

S: Caramel, nutty, malty, and coffee aroma.

T: Strong nutty flavors. Malt driven but a really great and robust flavor profile.

M: Full bodied, active and highly carbed.

D: Strong flavor profile would limit but it hides the 9% well. I think this was a great beer and another winner by CCB. Hoping I make it to Tampa at some point to check these guys out.

Dec 30, 2009
Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 623 ratings