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Cigar City "Bolita"
Cigar City Brewing - Tampa, Florida USA
Double Brown Ale (ABV 9%) (IBU 50)

[Suggested Glassware: Dimpled Mug]


Rating: 3.8/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 15/20

The pour was a clear dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) tan frothy head that lasted throughout, reducing slightly down to a medium cap and possessed excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was mildly sweet with a toasted dark malt and a sweet doughy yeast and had notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee and a pronounced hazelnut presence.

The taste was moderately sweet and extremely malty with notes of toffee and chocolate from the start, and then became just a tad bitter with a decent note of coffee and a nice smooth nutty alcohol finish. The flavor hung on for a good long time following the swallow, with a really tasty mocha coffee flavor left to linger on.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with a dry, creamy texture and a mild carbonation.

Overall this is one of the better Brown Ale's I have tasted to date (and I've tasted quite a few). It has tons of flavor and a smooth drinkability, which did a great job of subduing the high ABV. If you ever get a chance to try this one PLEASE do so, you will not be disappointed...

Sampled: 11/15/2012
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