Double Nut Brown | Mammoth Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
240 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor
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Double Nut BrownDouble Nut Brown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company
California, United States
mammothbrewingco.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 09-03-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
240
Reviews:
65
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
44
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of Mitzvahman72
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

With a dark mahogany color, this beer has a smooth, malt-forward taste of nicely roasty milk chocolate, dark bread and toasted biscuit with a smidgeon of dark fruits and even black tea. These flavors combine together very well, all the way into the aftertaste. It’s nicely sweet with a fantastic mouthfeel for the style. Meanwhile, the aroma is very pleasing to the nose, which is very similar to the flavor. Along with the Black Toad ale from Trader Joe’s, this is THE alternative to the outstanding Nut Brown Ale from Goose Island Brewery. That brewery needs to bring that back! Other good nut brown ales to try are those from the Carolina Brewing Company, the Santa Fe Brewing Company and even the Coconut Molasses Brown Ale from Duck Foot Brewing Company. While not a nut brown, the Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale from New Belgium Brewing is also worth the mention.

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of sinodux
4.83/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jbrull
4.81/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Loved this beer when I lived in Mammoth for a winter. Best stuff around. Would kill to have a bottle or 6 in my fridge back home.

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Photo of Fillpott
4.62/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a six pack after visiting MBC, so I assume it is very fresh. I have poured it into a British-style pint glass.

The beer pours a clear, ruby-red with little head or lacing. The beer has a strong chocolate and nut smell with a faint pine smell. The taste is of nuts, chocolate, and a faint bitter pine that is inviting and pleasant. The finish is dry and chocolaty, and the mouthfeel is full without being cloying or syrupy.

I tasted this at the brewery, and I was so impressed that I bought a sixpack. Therefore, I might be super-imposing my positive impressions and experiences at the brewery onto this review/tasting. However, I gladly do it because I really enjoy this beer.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.59/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good brown beer but pours nearly black so takes away from the brown label. Taste is like a malty, chocolatey nutty ale but no nuts or chocolate are in the ingredients. But had this beer in Yosemite waiting for the road to clear and hit the spot for the moment. But should've had it the night before but mammoth brewery closed hour early and couldn't enjoy at brewery. So shame on the brewery for closing early.

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Photo of discostu1113
4.56/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Liana
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of FrogOut69
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of t0rin0
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of McKay81
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesyouam
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mammoth Double Nut Brown is an incredibly dark brown ale that's almost opaque. The coffee ice cream colored head is dense and slowly thins to a film with oily bubbles and dense lacing. A deep, dark roast coffee aroma sits on a nutty, slightly sweet malty scent. There's possibly a touch of mint in the nose. It's full bodied and very smooth with a long, ashy finish. It tastes a touch sweet, but there's enough bitterness to balance it out. It tastes nutty-- walnutty, even. The deep, soft sweetness lasts through the finish. The bitterness is secondary here, but it's leafy and appropriately strong. It's very drinkable on account of all that big, bold, brown flavor.

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Photo of T_Hass
4.49/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DMC5150
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of pkalix
4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

mine says 5.5%....
pours thick, dark mahogany color. head dissipates quickly on the soft pour.
aroma is sweet, nutty and toasted.
flavor is a little sweet. very nutty and a little roasted malt. caramel. molasses. thicker than some other nut browns I have been drinking recently. I like it. I like it a lot. i'd love to rate it higher for its style but in general the browns don't seem to get much respect. there are a lot of generic browns with some corn-kind of flavors but this one is a great brew. highly recommended. maybe when the "bros" rated it it was a different recipe?

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Photo of MiScusi
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at a tasting with some friends and I kept having to refill my glass. Standard brown ale I would say but the chocolate finish really stands out. It's not overbearing but adds a nice element to the beer. A really good beer that I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of brown ales.

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gold Medal Winner World Beer Cup Brown Porter Category! Ok, sold...let's learn more and find out for myself!

To Note - the specimen here is labeled 5.5%, not 6% as described on BA. Just stating the facts...

Appearance - Dark brown, almost black with a reddish tint in both the 12oz Tulip and Guinness Perfect Pint Glass I Poured both bombers in. Head is 2" from a simi-aggressive pour, solid retention and lacing throughout each sip.

S - Pretty damn aromatic of roasted malt, Straight up Coffee, semi-sweet bitter chocolate, and a nuttiness one would look for in a fantastic Brown Ale.

T - Follows Smell. Nutty brown, followed by dark roasted Porter flavors of dry coffee and chocolate. Nuttiness and Coffee dominate for the most part. Follows the description of a "Brown-Porter" to a T. Equal parts...Well done. If you're a fan of both styles...BUY THIS BEER.

M - At 5.5%, you cant ask for much more. Nice dry finish making this sessionable and drinkable. It's NOT THIN for the ABV my friends...it's just right and lively carbonation. Finishes nice and dry as I mentioned, begging for more sipping. Easy drinking beer.

O - Brown/Porter hybrid knocked out of the park for the style IMHO!!!. Equal high quality parts both. Big on nose and palate while being a easy beer to session. Well Done Mammoth!!! Not my favorite beer from them, but for the style...this is possibly their best offering. Again Mammoth, BRAVO!

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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Double Nut Brown from Mammoth Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 240 ratings.
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