Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Bolita Double Nut Brown AleBolita Double Nut Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by cjgator3 on 12-05-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
621
Reviews:
204
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
126
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 621 |  Reviews: 204
Photo of Lochnessmonster
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zonker17
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour with tan head, keeps a slight layer. Earthy nose, nuts, mineral and slight caramel. Sweet, toffee, creamy coffee flavors include a fair hop bitterness presence. Full body and average carbonation.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Myotus
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured at 48°F from a 22oz bottle (bottled on 06Apr15) into a nonic pint glass. Consumed on 16Jan16.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of khaki foam that dissipates into a quarter fingers worth after 2 minutes. Dark brown in color with an orange tint. There is a subtle amount of both small and medium-sized rising bubbles. Lacing is thin and high.
SMELL: Mild aromas of toffee, caramel, tree nuts, molasses, toast, figs and plums entangle with subtle aromas of sweet chocolate, earthy hops, and spicy hops.
TASTE: Strong flavors of toffee and toast enter initially and are immediately followed by strong flavors of molasses, figs, and plums. Mild tree nut flavors continue the taste theatrical. Mild sweet chocolate flavors and subtle spicy and earthy hops eneter lastly as all previous flavors maintain, except for molasses, which grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Somewhere between full-bodied and medium-bodied. Carbonation levels are mild. Goes down smooth and creamy while clinging to throat like syrup. Ends with a subtle dryness.
NOTE: Simply the best English Brown Ale that I have had.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caramel, some spice, tad bit of malt. Mild chocolate and a little bit of coffee. Interesting to see a brown ale with this high of an abv.

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Photo of JAck199
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow....waited a year to crack this one....possibly one of my top ten beers ever. Richness, deep flavors all the way through, the maltiness is incredible. Double nut brown. ...double good!

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Photo of Agentveba
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClePaul
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bolita Double Nut Brown

Look 8/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 89/100

Summery: Super nice imperial nut brown ale. Really smooth and pleasant on the palette. Makes for a fantastic autumn evening brew~

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jobin_24
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jworkman
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a almost-black, dark brown with a two finger tan head that slowly recedes and leaves lacing halfway down the glass. Aroma of roasted nuts, toffee, chocolate, and bitter coffee. Taste is a nutty, coffee, and chocolate balanced body with a bready and caramel finish that is slightly sweet. Full, creamy body with medium-light carbonation. The over-sweetened aftertaste can't be ignored and leaves the pallet a little sticky.
A very good brown ale that gives a nod to tradition while giving it a slight twist. Very good and definitely something I'd like to see more widely distributed.

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Photo of Thrifty101091
4.59/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Joecaddie
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkinzey
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rotag
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
3.94 out of 5 based on 621 ratings.
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