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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1062) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
I often drink this when I am at Mammoth (for snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking in the summer), but this rating based on a bomber that I purchased at the brewery a year and a half ago (only $3.25). Pours a dark brown with some dark reddish highlights and a half-finger of tan foam. Nice aroma of peaty malts, toasted nuts, caramel, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor has nutty roasty malts, some chocolate, some caramel, but also a sourness that is somewhat distracting. Finishes with an aftertaste of slightly burnt malts and chocolate. Light in body. I like that the nuttiness is actually detectable in both the nose and mouth. A very drinkable brown ale that crosses over into porter territory. (83, 468)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Tap. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. Nose was full of nuts and roasted matts. Flavor was much of the same, everything Newcastle should be.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2011
My Bottom Line:
This sweet Brown Ales boastful aroma of caramel, lactose-like sugars and hazelnuts moves into a pillowy body where milk chocolate and roasted, earthy bitterness are added.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam garnishes the brownish mahogany.
-This is very drinkable despite the higher-than-usual residual sugars.
-Cheap coffee allusions arent too pleasant.
-Hoppiness is discreet, even in the finish.
-This is a fun and memorable example of the style, even if it didnt completely wow me.

Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
Clearish dark brown ale covered by a slim, but lasting beige cover. Impressively nutty nose akin to caramelized pecans. Actually quite sweet, perhaps a bit too much so, but juicy and lean enough, combined with engaging, active small bubbled that make it engaging and drinkable. Minimally fruity with its vanilla touched raisins, it slowly evolves towards chocolatey/coffeeish roasted malts. Finishing with a slightly misplaced bitterness paired with more roast acidity than it deserves, reminding of stale ashtray coffee beyond those shy leafy hops. The global impression remains good though and Id gladly have believed that it was brewed with real nuts.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aquilo (641) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Dark orange-brown with a thick head. Aroma is very nutty with coffee and caramel. Flavor is moderately bitter, with a lot of residual sweetness. Thirst quenching, but a bit thin on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4557) - Sofia, BULGARIA - JUL 16, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to largadeer. Pours a very dark brown color with a small off-white head that leaves a ring. Aroma is very nutty and roasty with with a little tobacco. Flavor is slightly sweet and nutty with earth, roast, and caramel. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Pretty good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2010
22oz bottle pours brown with just a few off white bubles on top. malty aroma, flavor is subdued sweetness farily simple without much too it. goes down smooth. noting to speical, but drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head which qucikly fades. aroma is of roasted malts, cofee, coco, and a dash of hops. flavor is of roasted malts, coffee, coco, butterscotch, and vanilla. has a slightly watery, medium body with a creamy, but light mouthfeel. overall, a pretty tasty and drinkable brown.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Decent brown. Right down the road, but a tiny bit towards the more watery brown.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle. Dark mahogony brown beer with a tan head. Nutty, light chocolate aroma with light roast. Nutty flavor with light citrus hops. Medium bodied. Nuttiness lingers with malt and light citrus.


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