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Legend 2014 20th Anniversary - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 48
Avg: 3.58
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Liveupthere on 01-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 48
Reviews by Liveupthere:
Photo of Liveupthere
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Good offering from Tommyknocker. The booze hits you more as it warms up. Great mouthful indicative of a brown ale. Would like a little more wood taste and less smoke. Also, the head was a little weak, but it could be my poor pouring skills. Still a good beer from an underrated brewery. Happy 20th Tommyknocker!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a chocolate brown color with copper edges. There was only about a half finger of beige head and it dissipated very quickly. The nose is both bready and woody. The body is substantial but the malt flavor lacks the depth and maturity I'd expect in a beer aged in oak. The finish is dry, but also has a slight alcohol bite that gets in the way.

This offering is quite a mixed bag - I like it, but not enough to consider it excellent.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This brew was served on tap at Ale Mary’s Beer Hall in Royal Oak, Michigan. It arrived in a 12oz. house snifter, showcasing a dark molasses colored beverage with no real head to be seen. Caved lacing was left around the glass despite this. No sediment or haze was noted, and carbonation appeared to be nearly absent. The aroma gave notes of burnt brown, black, and caramel malts, brandy soaked raisins, phenolic plastics, dried but perfumed floral hops, breakfast tea tannins, cracked wheat graininess, white vinegar acidity, cheap pancake syrup, biting lemon cleaner, fusel vodka booziness, and soured mossy oakiness. The flavor followed with the heaviest brown malt syrup and sweet malty extract cloy, residual caramel and white sugars, chlorine, smoldering grapefruit oils, dank basement must, light milk chocolate lactics, harsh boozy wash, adjuncty white flour and corn, wax paper, aluminum, chalk, twinges of vinous oakiness, and boysenberry fruitiness. The body was full and chewy, and carbonation was as light as suspected. Slurp and smack were okay, while any creaminess and frothiness was almost entirely lost. The mouth was thickly coated, being rounded out by light puckering dryness of faint tannins. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank only decently.

Overall, this was the first beer we’ve rated from this new local beer bar. We’ve been there a bunch of times already, but this was the first official rating, so we looked for something a bit exotic and landed on this. Stylistically speaking this was quite dark for a brown ale, or for an “American Strong”, as was advertised at the establishment. The flavoring was probably the biggest offender, and assisted in quickly abating an attractiveness and excitement to that point. The nose tended to the mild side, so the subsequent blend of odd, bittered chemical bite and dark malty, sugary cloy kind of catches you off guard. The beer would have been better suited if it were more balanced between these two extremes, with a lighter substance to present to you with. For a big anniversary beer we found this to be disappointingly average.

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A - 3.75 - Murky dark brown color with a nice tan head that sticks around.
S - 3.75 - Caramel, toffee, bready, smoke, butterscotch, roasted malt.
T - 3.75 - Definitely getting the oak barrels, smoke, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, toast.
M - 3.75 - Medium mouthfeel. Alc covered. Aftertaste is caramel and toffee.
O - 3.75 - It's not as complex as I'd expect something oak barrel aged to be. I've tasted much more complexity out of browns that aren't barrel aged, so I'm not sure if they just didn't let this sit long enough or what. That said. It's a good beer.

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A - Pours a dark burgundy, copper brown color with little to no head retention and incredibly viscous as it sticks to the sides of the glass - nice legs on this beer.

S - Oak, nutty, smoke, medium toffee roast, light alcohol, chocolate.

T - Follows the nose quite closely with smoke and oak, biscuity, some medium roasted caramel/toffee malt, some light chocolate, and a mild to moderate blend of dark chocolate bitterness on the back end to keep the sweetness from overpowering the experience.

M - Medium body, light/gentle carbonation, slightly sticky, a little bit thin on the finishing end but slightly chewy up front.

O - No one flavor dominates and everything blends well across the board. The 10% ABV is pretty well hidden because it is not overpowering or obtrusive in any way. I'm the worst critic for Brown Ales because I can't stand them but this one works nicely.

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Legend 2014 20th Anniversary from Tommyknocker Brewery
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