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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bolita was a type of lottery popular with the working class citizens of the Ybor City district of Tampa. Bolita means, ’little ball’ but profits from the illegal (and often rigged) game were anything but little. In the 1920’s Tampa native Charlie Wall was the undisputed kingpin of the Bolita racket.

Our Bolita is a Double Northern English-style brown ale that has a complex malt forward character with notes of chocolate, toffee and hints of roasted nuts in the finish. Bolita pairs well with Baklava, Big Band Music, Cool Evenings and robust cigars.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AHSlowhand (46) - - JAN 19, 2014
Poured from 750ml into a snifter. Beautiful brown color, similar to the color of nutella. Huge flavor of hazelnut, peanut, roast malts. So amazing!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
parktravis (10) - - JAN 1, 2014
Great double Brown ale. limited head. Nuts, citrus, roasty, earthy. finishes clean. Woody

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Had with Christmas Pud. Pours opaque brown with a small head. Aroma of roasted walnuts and caramel. Flavor is intense burst of nutty sweetness balanced by a moderate hopping. A lively carbonation. A very pronounced aftertaste of black walnuts. Wonderful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Poured at a good temperature with a modest, thick, light tan head that soon settled and a tiny bit of lace. Color is a clear cherry brown with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is cocoa, malt, leather, mild tobacco. Flavor’s not as good as nose as there are notes of raisins and molasses which I don’t find appealing in this kind of beer. Body is hurt by those Flavor’s too which clashes and leaves high points. Finish like taste, is longish, and a tad boozy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (488) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a nice deep cola red color with a minimum off white head. Aroma is roasted malts, heavy syrup, coffee and nuts. Taste is a beautiful blend of coffee, nuts, molasses, and toffee transforming to a nice malty finish. Awesome.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
750ml bottle, cloudy brown hue, with a big rocky pillowy beige head, with a yeasty, subtle funky winey, ripe apple, dried raisin fruity, nutmeg spicy nose, with some soft oatmeal raisin cookie dough, toffee, light leathery, earthy musty berry accents, and with a faint bread crust, crumbs, english pudding, in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth yeasty, mild musty fruit, toffee, dusty, raisin cookie dough, caramelized, toasted, biscuity, roasted malty character, with an earthy harsh flowery tobacco leaf hop flavour, leading towards a warming, mild yeasty, funky fruity, dried raisin, earthy red wine, caramel, toffeeish, nutty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Brown Head, Some Lacing S: Nutty, Dark Sweet Malts T: Sweet Malts, Peanut Shells M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Nutty, Mildly Sweet Overall, a nice nut brown but the aftertaste tasted like peanut shells...weird.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1725) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Brown pour with a nice tan head. Really nice nose - chocolate and almost a sweet bourbon character. Chocolate forward taste with a mellow finish. A nice one to sip.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1634) - - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is nutty and fruity. Taste has notes of figs, berries, chocolate and roasted nutty malt. There's a weird gummy fruit snack undertone throughout. Rich oily palate. This is complex and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4275) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Rated on 01-09-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Winter Gathering (Bottle courtesy of jsquire) This beer pours a small fizzy tan head with a long retention, brown body with a red tint, no visible carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The Aroma is malty, chocolate, roasty, and nutty. The Taste mimics the Aroma. The Palate is oh so smooth and this is a full bodied beer. This beer is very quaffable and the flavors come together very nicely. This beer is worth trying and a beer that not only would I drink again, but also recommend.


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