Bold City Duke's Cold Nose Brown Ale - Bourbon Aged

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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In celebration of Bold City’s third anniversary.

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3.5
Jabah (506) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2017
I wasn’t a big fan of their regular brown ale. Was ok but nothing special. This is a stronger version and has a stronger bourbon flavor....so naturally going to be better. Was $3 off growler fill at Total Wine & More, so for $6 it was worth it. Had about 4 different samples from these guys now, and nothing yet has seemed above average.

1.4
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 Florida peeps drinking the Koolaid I guess. Had this on tap at First Magnitude last night. It was the only beer of 8 in my two flights that I couldn’t deal with more than a sip of. Just fracking horrendous. If you’re into cheap college student whiskey with extra water poured into it, then this is your beer. Thin, no malt base whatsoever to be found, watery, and harsh bourbon booze. Whoever brewed this knows it’s awful. Why would they sell this crap?

3.8
Tmoney99 (14766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Draft. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and bourbon wood aroma. Medium body and a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bourbon sweet flavor with a medium bourbon sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.8
jbruner (5012) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a hazy brown on tap with little to no head or lace. Aroma is bourbon vanilla sweetness up front, hint of roasty caramel malt behind it. Taste is big on the bourbon for sure, very nice, sweet and boozy. One of the best beers I’ve had from them.

1.8
Luvystypotables (2029) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Mild almost no existent aroma of malt, pours a clear amber with a short head. Weak malt taste with a watery feel and a phenolic malt finish.

2.2
mike5326 (1773) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
poured from a can. Clear copper color, medium white head. No aroma. Light body with a week malt and hops flavor and a light finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
kidobutai (696) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from a can.  Part of a blind taste test. Very much a normal lager. Light yellow and clear. Decent head.

3.9
BREWMUSKCLES (2721) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2014
caramel and hint of cocoa with a bit of vanilla and a dominant taste of plastic. smooth with substantial and frothy head with essence of scratch. still tastes like someone took whatever was handy and made beer. someone who really knows what they are doing.

3.3
ExpendableHero (925) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
This was nice. Nutty brown colored beer with an off-white head. Aromas of toasted grains and some caramel. Tastes of hazelnut, woody notes, some toasted grain flavors, and sweet caramel/butterscotch. Sweet, nutty finish. Surprisingly refreshing and quite smooth.

4
Clarkdvm (516) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
Draft. Overly sweet aroma. Standard brown color. Not bitter at all, in fact, too sweet.


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