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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11274) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13978) - 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. Itís 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. Itís really good.

   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 wasnít too overpowering, but nice and easy drinking

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
FlacoAlto (4139) - 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 wasnít 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Bottle. Nice dark brown appearance with smallish head, aroma of sweet caramel, roasty with a tinge of almond. Not getting a double heaping of nut flavor, but what otherwise very smooth roasty, cocoa coffee and sweet caramel. A decent brown ale, easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4095) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 Draft at Brews in the Village; Nose of coffee, caramel, and brown sugar; dark brown with a small beige head; flavor of coffee, molasses, with a small bitter hop finish! 9/9/07 12 oz bottle from Country Club Liquors; Nose of chocolate, coffee, and caramel; very dark brown with a small beige head; flavor is heavy with coffee and some leaaser amounts of chocolate; simliiar but different from the draft version; no hops! 7/4/7/4/14 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
nothing "double" about it but the name.pretty standard all around for a nut brown.i wish i could say more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 On tap in Bishop. This is a moderately rich, dark, brown ale with a strong toasted coffee/chocolate flavour and bite. Not as smooth or balanced as some brown ales (like Newcastle or Downtown Brow). It has stronger body and flavour than Newcastle but is thinner and less well-rounded than Downtown Brown. Itís fairly good but nothing special. This is primarily because it has too much of a burnt coffee/choclate element which tends to dominate the beer, leaving it not that well balanced and somewhat one-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2972) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Bottle(6%) from Hi-Time Wine. Pours a very dark ruby color. Strong roasted coffee aromas. Some sweet chocolate as well. Hoppiness is hidden in there too. Very roasty flavor. Strong coffee character. Some milk sugar sweetness. Some hops in the finish to round it out. Tastes alot more like a stout than a brown.

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