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RATINGS: 511   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.


UDBeernut's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (1474) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
poured into a tulip glass, dark amber with a nice silky off white head. scent of roasted nuts and chocolate, we are in for a treat. taste is wonderfully complex with nut, chocolate, toffee, and light coffee. mouth is silky smooth. WOW. I can’t tell if I am siping on a brown in Newcastle, enjoying expresso in Milan, or walking the streets of havana. what a home run.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (445) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle to tulip. Pours brown with a decent sized beige head. Nose is nutty sweet; taste follows with some brown sugar, molasses, toffee. Really nice smooth mouthfeel. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jamesthebrit (194) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Into a snifter.Smell is lighter. Malty. A hint of roastiness. Pour was weird until I realized this was a brown ale not a stout. Looks great fora. Brown ale. Nice brown color. Explosive tan head.Light on the taste. Earthy. Malty. Hint of roastiness.Very smooth on the palate. Acidic. Tastes lighter than expected. Some nice flavors but the acidity takes away. Maltiness is nice. Not bad but nothing amazing. Good for the style.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AHSlowhand (34) - - 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 (2098) - 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 (392) - 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 (2883) - 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 (1737) - 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 (1197) - 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.


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