Imperial Nut Brown Ale - Tommyknocker Brewery
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4.08/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VII:
To commemorate 10 years of brewing, Tommyknocker took their Maple Nut Brown Ale and amped it up. It's brewed with pure maple syrup, chocolate and crystal malts, and spiced with a blend of American and Euro hops. The final result weighs in at 9.8-percent alcohol by volume (abv).
Quick to foam, the tiny bubbled head stays together for a good while. Color is a few shades from black, sporting ruby edges in the light. Big aroma of buttery toffee, hint of cake batter, maple, toasted bread and raisins as well. Full creamy mouthfeel, with some smoothness from the mild carbonation. Supersized malt character here with flavors of buttery toffee, milk chocolate, maple syrup, brown sugar, mild espresso and brownies. Hops are on the back burner but come to life quickly with some balancing bitterness; the alcohol is warming and helps to balance with a spicy warmth, yet compliments the malt with dried plum and raisin flavors. Sweet finish of sugary dark malts, but it's never cloying.
Though the "nut" gets lost in the massive complexities of this beer ... wow, what a killer malt bomb this is! Very drinkable, but it's a sipper, and a great pick for pairing with chocolates or a bowl of warm, spiced / spicy mixed nuts. This would no doubt be a fine match to a robust cigar, too.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2010 20:38:08 | More by BeerAdvocate
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4.01/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: This beer pours a dark amber color and is topped with ½” of light tan colored head.
Smell: The aroma of this beer is all malt with all a touch of yeasty bread aroma in the background.
Taste: The taste goes well with the aroma great malt flavor with no hop presence and slight bread or yeast tastes that top off a great tasting beer.
Mouthfeel: This beer is a medium bodied with great taste profile that carries well onto the palate and beyond.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2014 15:38:25 | More by raznug
Imperial Nut Brown Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.