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Cigar City Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale - Mayan Espresso

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Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Brown Ale
Tampa, Florida USA

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 4.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Mayan Espresso version of Bolita.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
17th March 2010
Cheers Dave! Cloudy dark brown beer with a red tint. Frothy light brown head. Mild coffee nose. Neutral palate. Lovely fresh tasting coffee, not bitter, dry or overpowering. A little lactose sweetness and minerally spring water freshness. A very nice coffee beer - spot on and highly drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
’09 notes. Tap @ Brass Tap. Hunaphu’s little sister has finally seen the light of day. Same Bolita base, pours dark brown, mocha/beige head. aroma keeps many characteristics of Hunaphu with light peppery nose and hints of espresso coffee. Taste, same base as Bolita tough the palate becomes thick and velvety with chocolate notes, light coffee - espresso. As the beer warms up, the pasillo becomes more apparent and leaves a nice mild spicy finish, the coffee and chocolate also seem to mesh a little more and add to both the aroma and palate. Boozy and seems to be slightly over the 9% mark.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Growler from CCB. Poured a dark brown with ruby highlights and a thin tan head. Roasted nose with notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, and a slight nuttiness. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is roasted, lots of sweet chocolate with some secondary coffee notes also some chilie and cinnamon. Chilie in this one is most noticeable in the finish. Flavor is very smooth and balanced very much like Hunahpus younger brother.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Growler at dchmela’s house. Dark brown body. Very chocolaty and coffee smell. incredibly sweet. Taste is the same, but with peppery and vanilla tones as well. Nice and roasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Growler courtesy dchmela. Thanks so much Dave for sharing this. Pours a dark mahogany brown color topped by a foamy, tan colored head that leaves spots of lacing behind. The aroma is really jumps out at you with huge notes of cuban espresso, dark and bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and some pepper spices on the back. The flavors are equally impressive with the dark and bitter chocolate up front coupled with the roastiness from the cuban espresso, and some vanilla beans as well. The chili peppers add some heat and spicyness on the backend. Full bodied, smooth and creamy on the mouthfeel with balanced carbonation and a nice bite on the finish from the chili peppers. Really complex flavor profile and just an awesome beer all around.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dchmela (2667) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Shared growler with Hopscotch and Juiceisloose. Dark brownish red pour with a thick creamy tan head. Huge explosion of espresso, cocoa powder and vanilla aroma. Liked the flavor even more, chocolate malt, vanilla, chili peppers and roasted grain all blend nicely and keep you coming back to search for more flavors. Complex and massively delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9423) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Sent my way by tpd975. What another amazing beer by cigar c ity. Brown pour. Coffee and espresso notes jump out of the glass and greet you with a punch. Vanilla,spices, woody notes, fruit and some chocolate folow. Flavor is just delicious. Tons of coffee, caramel, chocolate, nuts, vanilla and wood. Hell yeah this is delicious. WOW.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2009
500 ml handbottle thanks to Ibrew2or3. Pours out a velvety smooth dark color with a massive beige head and lots of lacing. The aroma is mostly espresso, some vanilla and earthy notes as well. The flavor is unique and good; lots of coffee, the rich milky kind, but equally a ton of chocolates and vanilla and the spicy finish is very noticeable- it adds a zing to the finish. I long lingering finish of coffee and spiciness. Very nice and very unique. Yeah, I want some Hunapus now!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Growlered at the brewery and pouring out deep brown with mahogany edges and tan head. The aroma is roasty, coffee, chicory, some sweet nuttiness and faint chili peppers. The taste begins both sweet with nuttiness and roasty with dark roasted coffee and dark roasted malts. Soon after notes of chicory and mild levels of chocolate and chili peppers emerge and bring a soothing complex balance to the taste. The dash of chocolate and faint chili pepper heat linger with dark roasted coffee on a smooth velvety carpet ride into the finish and after taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Swingtop bottle courtesy of an Ibrew2or3 extra. Epic extra, Dave! A beer I’ve been itching to try. Pours a very dark hazy opaque rusty brown, more bright red around the edges, prominent light caramel head that laces pretty well. Aromas are complex and heavy, throwing a light smokiness with an espresso and vanilla feel largely, coffee and cocoa, with faint cinnamon and good caramel malts in the body. Almost smells like Baskin Robbins vanilla tastes, especially with that coffee accent coming in from the background as though we are standing in the Dual Baskin/Dunkin Donuts. Initial is similar, hitting with a good roasty and toasty body, complimented by sweet vanilla and espresso, roasty coffee beans, dark chocolate, caramel malt sweetness falls underneath, with light spice, and that oh so heavely pepper. So this is what the CCB crowd has been raving about!? I was skeptical of the pepper aging (And some CCB beers in general) that we’ve heard about in the Hunapus, but this truly accents the beer very well, providing a light spicy pepper heat behind the more bold sweet and roasty bitter mix. The peppers put this beer over the edge, and I certainly can’t wait to try the Hunapus if this is what we are in for. The beer’s strength is in it’s blend of flavors and balance that comes from them, the roasty coffee beans and slight smoke meshing well with the sweetness of the vanilla and caramel, faint chocolate bitterness and sweetness and the Espresso dual cause. The peppers.. yum. Finish leaves a well coated mouth of a good flavor spectrum, sweet and roasty bitter, with faint pepper that lingers. I don’t know how they decided on the amount of pepper to use, but they certainly have pegged it. Cheers to an amazing beer! My favorite Brown Ale to date.


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