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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Phelps
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by whiterascal, poured into some Russian River stemware.

Deep burgundy with ruby highlights. One finger of dense, tan foam recedes quickly to a thin top layer, leaving horizontal trails of lace. Pretty dark for a brown ale.

Rich, sugary nose. Marzipan is the major flavor, then toffee, milk chocolate and peanuts.

The flavor is almost a perfect mirror of the aroma. Marzipan leads, though here it’s maybe a little more bitter and roasty. Toasted bread, peanut skins, some chocolate crumbles. Sweet.

Medium-light body, kind of sugary. Light, tingly electric carbonation. The 9 percent alcohol is fairly well hidden by the sweetness, but there are some fumes that come off.

This might be my first double brown ale, but Bolita seems to capture the idea of the style nicely. A bit sweet, but it shows off some decent brown flavors.

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Photo of raffy313
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a SA perfect pint. This bottle label says "Bolita Double Brown Ale", and aquired through trade from alalvarez75, thanks AL.

A cloudy dark brown color, with 2 fingers worth of mocha/tan head. Good retension that leaves behind a fair amount of lacing.

Very strong nutty aromas. Some brown surgar, molasses sweetness, with hints of woody secondary aromas. Alcohol kicks in as it warms. Quite alot going on in the nose, actually.

Flavors are very similar to the aromas. They actually follow to a tee, so... *see above for taste descriptions.

Medium to full(somewhat creamy) body, with an appropriate amount of carbonation, making this a very drinkable beer.

Not a ton of experience with this style, especially the double/imperial version, but I'm really digging this one. Sam Smith was my fave English Brown... until some crazy brewery from FL decided to make a double version. YUM!

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

Bottle shared with Alucard4

Look: Dark brown with a 1 inch tan head and good retention

Smell: Nuts alcohol a light woodiness and some caramel

Taste: Same as the nose. It starts out with a nice nutty woody character and then mid palate you get a touch of alcohol and then the beer finishes with some delicious coffee

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation

Overall: This is one of the better brown ales on the mark. I don't think I would change anything about this beer

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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Photo of Chaney
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this one up at the Total Wine that is about a block from the brewery a few months ago.

A: So dark brown that it's almost ridiculous. I honestly can't tell if it's cloudy or not. The head was only a couple of shades lighter than the liquid below it.

S: Lots of aroma on this one: Hoppy for a nut brown for sure, but the brown sugar played second fiddle to the almond extract and candy sugar ("Payday" bar) that I got from this. Definitely a "double" nut brown.

T: I got CCB hop profile in there in spades! Additionally, the roasted nut taste was absolutely fantastic. Candy (burnt) sugar in spades, along with a good bit of sweet malt for backup.

M: Lots of lacing here on the glass and on the palate, but the journey was well worth it. This one was thick, but I could tell that the carbonation was meticulously calculated for this particular beer... and I thing that is the strongest aspect of this sucker. The creaminess is divine!

O: A B+ overall average huh? I thing by now I know a great beer in a particular style when I taste, see, and smell it, I based on that, I'm going to give this one my highest recommendation!

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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