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Imperial Nut Brown Ale - Tommyknocker Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

563 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 563
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 25
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Tommyknocker Brewery, this special brew is meticulously crafted with pure maple syrup, the highest quality chocolate and crystal malts and is accented with the finest blend of European and American hops. Imperial Nut Brown Ale, at 9.8% alcohol by volume, is a bigger, bolder version of their Maple Nut Brown.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-17-2004)
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
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damndirtyape

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Libby porter/stout glass. Best by Oct 15, 2012.

Appearance: Dark brown ale - clear with some coppery red color when held up to the light. Very little to head upon pouring - leaving just the barest ring at the edges. Occasional hint of lacing seen, but even this slowly dies away.

Smell: Very malty. Dark fruits, grapes, tiny bit of alcohol. Maple only starts to come out as the beer warms up.

Taste: What a malt bomb this one is. If you're a drinker with a sweet tooth (which I am) you'll find it right in your sweet spot (pun intended). Not cloyingly sweet, but malts dominate here. Rich caramel, hints of chocolate, nice maple hit, smooth throughout to a mild bittersweet chocolate/piney bitter finish that barely lingers. Alcohol is notable, but not excessively so.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick up front approaching creamy with the carbonation coming out as little pin pricks on the tongue a little later in the swallow.

Overall / Drinkability: I think the normal version of this beer is the superior one. It's far more flavorful and aromatic, and to boot, it's a lot more sessionable. This one is good, and is a great slow sipper with the malt bomb it is, but it doesn't wow me like it's less boozy cousin. So drinkability is one and done. Don't get me wrong though, flavor is great and right up my alley, but somehow the overall package (especially the appearance) was underwhelming compared to the other. Still, worth a try and glad I got it - I just will probably reach for normal strength when offered.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 00:35:06 | More by damndirtyape
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Imperial Nut Brown Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.