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Legend 2014 20th Anniversary - Tommyknocker Brewery

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Knapp85, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of ISmith87
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

ISmith87, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of oldmankoch
4/5  rDev +8.4%

oldmankoch, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

hoppymcgee, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Packard
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Packard, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of themind
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

themind, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

57md, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of jzeilinger
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jzeilinger, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

djrn2, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

StonedTrippin, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

JeffTheJuice, Feb 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

hiphopj5, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

mrp2323, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

carteravebrew, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Ricelikesbeer, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Liveupthere
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
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!

Liveupthere, Jan 23, 2014
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Legend 2014 20th Anniversary from Tommyknocker Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.