Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

Bolita Double Nut Brown AleBolita Double Nut Brown Ale
BA SCORE
79.1%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 621 ratings
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
Ranking:
#5,349
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
621
Liked:
491
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
10.91%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
126
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 621 |  Reviews: 204
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Lawl3ss
2.19/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Chilled 25.4 oz bomber into a shaker pint. Bottled on Sept 22, 2012

Look- Deep ruby brown, Capped with two fingers of dense tan head that clings to the sides of the glass and falls slowly. Good lacing.

Smell- Faint cherry-almond, hint of vanilla. Toasty. Appealing, but faint. As it warms, there's a bit of a coppery twang.

Taste- Sharper than expected, cherry again, followed by a woody, almost smoky toast and biscuit. Moves on to overripe peach, caramel, and a strongly vegetal, tomato-like beefy flavor makes itself known. Finishes fairly clean, light marshmallow with a lingering beet/meaty/metallic something that's moderately to severely off-putting, some mineral character as well. Off-flavors grow stronger as it warms.

Mouthfeel- Slick, medium-full body, light carbonation. Hefty juice-like feel, a bit sticky. I didn't finish the pint, but it wasn't due to the heft.

Overall- There's definitely loads of malt here, but the all-around package is just... bad. I've never encountered DMS at this level in a bottled production brewery's product, but if I had to guess that's what this one is displaying. Quality control, please. This never should have even made it into the bottles.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: A very dark brown, bubbly body. Light tan head that dissipates quick. Starts off thick maybe a finger's length but dries up just a little too soon.

Smell: Alcohol scent, paired with light chocolate feel and cant forget the toffee

Taste: Strong malt and toffee feel. Slightly nutty with a medium alcohol taste which I am really liking. I sometimes think molasses and brown sugar definitely played a role with the brewing of this concoction.

Mouth: Medium (almost heavy) and sticky.

Overall: A pretty good brew, definitely one of the better brown ales I've had. Crisp and strong with a sweet feel that still makes you appreciate quality. Salud!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.32/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of KajII
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Dimpled Mug]

The pour was a clear dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) tan frothy head that lasted throughout, reducing slightly down to a medium cap and possessed excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was mildly sweet with a toasted dark malt and a sweet doughy yeast and had notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee and a pronounced hazelnut presence.

The taste was moderately sweet and extremely malty with notes of toffee and chocolate from the start, and then became just a tad bitter with a decent note of coffee and a nice smooth nutty alcohol finish. The flavor hung on for a good long time following the swallow, with a really tasty mocha coffee flavor left to linger on.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with a dry, creamy texture and a mild carbonation.

Overall this is one of the better Brown Ale's I have tasted to date (and I've tasted quite a few). It has tons of flavor and a smooth drinkability, which did a great job of subduing the high ABV. If you ever get a chance to try this one PLEASE do so, you will not be disappointed...

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4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Man, what a solid beer. Pours from the 750ml bottle into a proper Newcastle Imperial pint glass. Pours a very dark, chocolate brown and is topped with a frothy, cuban-coffee like, espresso colored head. Quite nice looking. Brown ales arent exactly the most exciting style of beer.

Aroma is loaded with breadiness, caramel, toasty bread, absolutely wonderful. Toss in some coffee, licorice, some earthy hops, and you have the making of a great brown ale.

Solid flavors that echo the aromas. Full of coffee and toffee as well as toasty bread, sweet brown sugar, alcohol. Tobacco and dark fruits round out the complex flavor profile.

This a truly outstanding beer for the style. I am not generally a fan of the style but this one circumvents all preconceptions of the style. Absolutely loved this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 79.1% out of 100 with 621 ratings
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