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Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale | Cigar City Brewing

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Bolita Double Nut Brown AleBolita Double Nut Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

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

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Ratings: 622 |  Reviews: 204
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cant believe I haven’t reviewed this yet but here goes...poured out of a 750 ml bottle into my tulip.

A – Pours out a nice deep brown with two fingers of cola brown head. Head stays around and leaves a nice lacing all down the glass.

S – Chocolate, toffee, roasted malt and molasses all here. Touch sweet in the nose with a little smoke.

T – Always like the roasted flavor I get from this brew up front. Followed by a nice subtle sweet chocolate flavor. Has some great nutty quality with a bit of molasses. Just a touch of bitterness at the end with a nice warming alcohol feel.

M – Medium carbonation with medium body that leaves a nice slick feel.

O – One of my favorites here. Never disappoints and is a fairly complex brew. Tastey all day long but works well with desserts. Nice.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted nuts, light roasted malt, caramel malt, and light fruitiness. Flavor has a nice smokey/oaky edge with roasted nuts, roasted malt, and maybe a touch of coffee. I like the smoked aspect of this beer, very tasty! Robust palate and creamy too.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my first CCB brews when I moved to Florida. Pours deep brown with a small cream colored head. Not a huge aroma, but nice faint roast, some sweetness, and a bit of hazelnut that overtakes anything else. Then you drink it! Flavor is excellent, slightly chocolatey, light roast, and with a complex nutty finish. Medium high carbonation and medium mouthfeel, very easy to drink. Really excellent brown ale. Yum!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a nice tan head. Good lacing and retention.
Smells Very nutty. Some caramel and vanilla. Alcohol isn't completely hidden, and certainly reminds you that this is a strong beer.
Smooth and nutty. A lot of toffee, peanut, and caramel flavors. Rather sweet. Bit of alcohol at the finish. Medium carbonation and a bit more than medium bodied.

Not my favorite offering from CCB, but still very good. A bit like a stronger version of Maduro with more of a roasted peanut taste.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The first cold, rainy summer I can remember this summer of 2012 calls for a cigar city bolita. I am very excited to try this

A- a completely opaque body with layers of mocha foam enrobing the glass. The layers of foam are almost in 3d as they burst off the glass

S- what a variety of scent that starts with a nutty chocolate and toffee scent. Some wood and even a bit of sour scent is present that really makes for an interesting combination. Not to mention there is no alcohol scent in this at all

T- all the toffee, chocolate, and sour flavors mesh into a dark and tasty treat. The wood theme shows up and literally positions the brew for a toasted nut flavor on the exit. What a combination of flavor

M- so creamy and carbonated at the same time... All the while the flavor is coating the palate with all these unique flavors in unison

O- bolita may be the best brown ale I have ever tasted. The presence of sour flavor compliments all the extensive flavors in this brew. I need cigar city to come to syracuse asap!!!

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Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 622 ratings
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