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Bold City Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale



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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A mild brown ale named after Duke, the owner’s late, beloved boxer. This local favorite has hints of chocolate and caramel with a smooth nutty finish. A well-balanced, flavorful brown ale that’s perfect any time of year.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1949) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2016
A pretty solid brown ale with ample nuttiness and some chocolate and brown sugar notes. Pours lightly hazy deep copper brown with a very wispy off-white head. Lightly sweet nutty finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1798) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Bold City’s Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale has a medium, beige head, a murky, lighter-brown ale, with immense powdery sediment, which makes a lava lamp effect, following the "swish & pour", and moderate lacing left behind. The aroma is of mild chocolate, sweet brown bread, lighter syrup, a hint of coffee, and a touch of pecan oil. Taste is of all those elements, with low-level bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the light or thin side, and Duke’s Cold Nose finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Sampled at an esbls gathering. In the tasting glass was a dark muddy brown color. Tan head. Nose of roasted malts with chocolate and nuts. Medium body; Flavor is the roasted malts, with nuts still showing. The finish is dry, earthy, and lightly bitter. Quite decent. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6760) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Sampled at esbls. Dark brown and mostly clear. Beige foam. Earthy grain. Light cocoa. Kind of thin but a syrupy something. Caramel comes late. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1354) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Light biscuit malty smell, darker appearance...taste is also dark biscuit... medium strength, no hops, smooth but one dimensional...nothing special or complex... watery...in st Augustine with john, Andy and ashley

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5716) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2016
Pecan nose. Cloudy brown, medium tan head, some lacing. Pecan, wood and maple syrup finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4810) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2016
From a can. Pours clear nut brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like toasted nutty malt, a hint of toffee, and earth. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like roasted chocolate malt, toast, nuts, and earth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Can. Ugh. Mostly transparent brown with almost no head. Some maltiness and nuttiness. Not much else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Can from TJ’s Gainesville enjoyed at SoG while working on AWC. A nice brown. A little chocolate and coffee in the taste but also some balancing bitterness. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2292) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Medium brown with a tan head. Malty with nuts and caramel, slightly sweet, certainly not displaying the alcohol content at all. Very smooth.

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