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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Redolent of coffee and dark chocolate, Double Nut Brown is our amped-up version of a traditional brown porter. This dark ale combines a mild sweetness with a finishing roasty dryness, and is brewed with roasted, brown and dark Munich malts.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Courtesy of acrdz. Brown body with a small tan head, fading. The nose is sweet with light roast, toffee and figs. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with some roast, light chocolate, cola and plums. Medium/light body is thin with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 7, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2011 Rerate, 22oz bottle, purchased at Mammoth. Upped a few points; no astringency, nothing but a delicious brown porter-ish beer. 12oz bottle, courtesy of acrdz. Thanks, Mike! Pours a dark, clear chewy-brown color; khaki-colored head with patchy lacing. Lots of nuttiness, dried red fruits, and peanut shells in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: tea-like malts and nuttiness; slightly astringent, chalky, tannic; solid nut character, with some fruitiness coming through. Medium finish, showing tea, toasted malts, and dried fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7874) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2008
12oz bottle. Strange nutty bran and dog food nose, with some celery/grassy hop notes. Strange, pallid flavor, papery texture, with more bran and bread crust, some chestnuts, some toast, and some out of place vegetal hop flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
On draft at Whiskey’s of Mammoth. A nice brown hue followed by a warm chocolate malt, toasted nutty waves and mild hop hints with a super smooth finish, I can’t wait to have another!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1476) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Pours thinly, producing a body of rich mahogany; weak skin of grey leaves a sticky film of lacing along the sides of the glass. Forceful and slightly pungent aroma of pepper, peat moss, wet mulch and iron; watery hints of toffee and red berries. Taste brings a tepid, crisp montage of autumn leaves, milk chocolate, cinnamon, a bit of maple, and red apple. Not stunning, and highlighting the lesser qualities of its components, but predominantly pleasant. Quite dry, with hints of holly, cedar wood, and browned banana; a crisp, warming Christmas spice character seems most recurrent throughout. Medium in body, smooth, but somewhat tightly wound. Finishing smack of dry, leafy earth, medium roasted coffee and toasty brown sugars. Plain, but amiable. Thanks Alex!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a deeper brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, caramel, and a littel nuttiness. Tastes of chocolate, roast, and nutty. Light coffee finish. A drinkable brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10736) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Strong aromas of chocolate and coffee. Opaque brown/black color with a decent tan head. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. The flavor moves to roasted/toasted dark malt. It’s heading for porter or stout. Quite smooth. There is a light piney hop note in the finish along with the toasted bitter. The finish is dry and decently bitter. It’s really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
clear cola brown color and a small khaki head. tart, roasted chocolate aroma. medium thin body, softly carbonated with full, big bubbles. sweet, nutty chocolate taste, but not cloying, has a nice dry finish. good underlying roasted bread notes. overall pleased, it wasn’t too overpowering, but nice and easy drinking

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Date: 12/03/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

clear dark brown, wispy tan head, streaks of lace, dry chocolate and dark caramel aroma with a nice nuttyness and a slightly tart sour mash character, rich chocolate flavor, lots of nutty character, only the slightest hint of sweetness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Pours with an easily, fat-three-finger thick, darkish, tan colored head. The beer is a very dark, brownish amber color, but shows a brilliantly clear, concentrated ruby color when held up to the light. The aroma is nice and malty with a mix of hops, fruit and darker grain aromatics. Aromas of berries and toasted grain / light coffee notes are noticeable at first, but then a particularly sharp, almost weed-like, herbal hop note comes to the fore. Initially the aroma was quite inviting, but that was all of like two seconds. This really green, overly vegetal, just bad aroma is here somehow and it is hiding all of the rich malt notes that I know are here somewhere. It smells something like an overly moist, just starting to rot, heap of weeds.

The taste is sweet up front, with a nicely caramelized layer of malt sugars. Flavors of berries and raisins are brought out by the sweetness. The beer is still fairly light bodied for something titled a double nut brown ale, but still has some fullness to it. The beer finishes with some toasted malt notes, which try to dry out the finish, but are not really successful at it. Somewhere in the finish that vegetal note from the aroma is noticeable, but luckily it is fairly subdued here (if you can taste without breathing it is not noticeable at least). Rancid broccoli, or some flavor like that, becomes noticeable in the finish if you drink this normally (with both nose and mouth).

If it wasn’t for that bad aromatic note, this would be quite enjoyable. Unfortunately it effects not just the aroma, but the flavor too and is too much for me to really enjoy this brew.


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