A huge thanks to Ken for sending me this bottle of Bolita Double Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing Company in Tampa, Florida. Bolita pours out jet black in color with no light getting through and is topped with a two finger, mocha colored, dense head that very slowly reduces down to a thick film. On the nose, dark chocolate, toasted nuts, some booze and a little dark fruit. In the mouth, slightly sweet at first with brown sugar and molasses flavors. Chocloate, nutty flavors come into play with dark roast grains and a little coffee giving some bitterness. Full side of medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Nice lacing on the glass. Slightly viscous mouthfeel. The finish is very long and highlighted with chocolate notes and a mild booziness.
A really good double brown ale with a ton of flavor. If you like chocolate, booze and nutty flavors this craft beer will be a hit with you. Highly recommended.
750ml bottle, 9.0% ABV
Beer 171 of 366 for 2012