Cigar City Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale - Double Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 369   ABV: 12.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Double Barrel-aged Double Nut Brown Ale is brewed in honor of the popular Bolita games played in Ybor City in our hometown of Tampa, FL. Bolita means “little ball”, but the profits from the often rigged games were anything but little. A player would pick a number and hope that his bolita came up, while the game operator would employ a variety of tricks to ensure that it did not. There are no tricks in this brew though, just a high gravity brown ale redolent with caramel and toffee like malts and a long nutty finish.  We’ve aged this Cigar City classic in both Spanish brandy and bourbon barrels, adding a remarkable depth of character and flavor boasting notes of raisins, molasses and a pronounced bourbon-like spiciness.

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4.3
dropi6 (657) - POLAND - NOV 24, 2017
Incredible barrel, cognac, brandy, wine, bourbon, wood, raisins, coconut, vanilla, cacao. Very roasty, sour, sweet. delicious. Some alcohol, heavy body, delicate carbonation.

4.7
oberschlesier (178) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - NOV 14, 2017
Aromat: orzechowy, bourbon, brandy (wyraźnie czuć winność).
Smak: podobnie jak zapach, nieco cierpki, bardzo przyjemny.
Alc. nie czuć. Całkiem ładna piana.

4
heman (1227) - Tychy, POLAND - NOV 6, 2017
Potężny aromat, słodki, słodowy, dużo suszonych owoców (głównie śliwki). Beczka wyraźna, głównie za sprawą brandy. W smaku początkowo słodkie, słodowe jednak wraz z przełykaniem wzrasta lekko taninowy, cierpki posmak. W tle niuanse kwaśne. Dużo suszonych owoców (śliwki, figi, daktyle), posmak drewna, brandy i lekkiej wanilii.

4.1
gr_pa (859) - siemianowice, POLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Dark brown, low carbonation. Aroma: malty, brandy, plums. Heavy sweetness, heavy cloying, nice barrels, lots of plums. Noticable alcohol.

4
fonefan (51611) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2017

Draught @ MBCC '17 [ Blue Session ]. - Mikkeller Beer Copenhagen Celebration 2017, Øksnehallen, Halmtorvet 11, 1700 København V, Danmark.

[ As Cigar City Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale - Double Barrel Aged ].
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dusty, wood, oak, alcohol - bourbon, dark dried fruit - raisin. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long long duration, alcohol, dark malt, roasted, wood, oak, dark dried fruit - raisin. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20170512]

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4.5
ShivanDragon (4649) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2017
sample from bottle @ZZT 2017 at Benzai's, shared by dutchdrebus/benzai, pours brown/black with a fine khaki head. aroma is sweet, soft, tye, bourbon, toffee, nuts, caramel. Taste of rye, grain, soft, medium sweetness, alcoholic, soft, smooth, dark fruits, amazing taste. great beer, full body.

4.5
77ships (11354) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2017
Thanks to Benzai / Drebus! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT 2017. Black. Nose is lovely thick sweet herbal cacao mocha, I don’t get clear brandy or bourbon in the nose but lots of nice sweetness, chocolate, sweet & big sweet nuts. Taste is lovely sweet barrel is more sweet sugar, candy, chocolate, clear nut finish, sugar, vanilla oak, bourbon in the back. Taste thick round malt syrup, sweet & round with nutty finish. Very neat. Another great Cigar City beer.

4.3
Benzai (16768) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle @ ZZT 2017. Brown color, medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, brown malts, raisins, caramel, bourbon. Taste malts, brown malts, bourbon, raisins, brandy and bourbon clearly. Medium to full body and carbonation.

3.9
Maakun (6547) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle shared at ZZT. Very dark brown with dark beige head. Strong bourbon, light booze, sweet malts, toffee, light spices, caramel, light pecans, vanilla, red grapes, soft alcohol, bitter herbs. Over medium sweet and medium alcoholic bitter. Over medium bodied. Nice.

4.4
DutchDrebus (6248) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle @ ZZT Fall 2017. Brown colour with a small beige head. Smells very sweet, chocolate, barleywine, wood. Tastes chocolate, vanilla, sweet, oak. Full body, soft carbo.


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