Legend 2014 20th Anniversary - Tommyknocker Brewery

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Liveupthere on 01-23-2014)
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful Oaked brown, had this on tap at the brewery in the little town of Idaho Springs. Highly recommend on tap, it's smoother than the bottle by far.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
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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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

the best thing to come out of tommyknocker in some time. fashioned as an oak aged old ale/brown ale hybrid, i thought this was excellent. I've always liked their bigger stuff like butt head bock, and this continues where that leaves off. its got a lot of cloudiness on the pour, which is dark copper, caramel colored, dense as they get, with a splashy off white head. not much light coming in, and a nose of sweet malt. that old ale grain overdose character is there, and the alcohol is a reminder of its strength without being intrusive. some sweeter toffee and candy sugar notes, as well as all kinds of oak on this, good char, rich and tasty, wintery. the flavor agrees with the smell, lots of grain, id be curious to see the malt bill on this monster, it drinks a little syrupy as a result, but its nowhere near as sweet or as boozy as it smells, its really well crafted. i don't get all the haze though, maybe is from extended barrel time, but there is no reason for this to be yeasty, and it doesn't taste like it is. lots of oak flavor, vanilla and honey, as well as some milky element that kind of oddly works. booze stays in the background, and i genuinely enjoyed this one. full bodied, pleasantly warming, and just a total rejuvenation of my enthusiasm for this brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Legend 2014 20th Anniversary from Tommyknocker Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.