Imperial Nut Brown Ale - Tommyknocker Brewery
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Reviews by irishmoss:
4.03/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
While Im generally not a huge fan of nut brown ales, I had to try this one based on that wildly popular buzz word Imperial. The label says that this brewed with pure maple syrup, the highest quality chocolate and crystal malts Brewed on October 18th, 2004 and according to the label should be enjoyed within 4 months.
As I poured this into a large goblet I noticed a very effervescent light tan head that dissipated very quickly to sparse patches of head and an equally faint ring. The body is a deep garnet/brown color. The aroma is maple syrup and malts with a thin alcohol indication to the nose. The taste also has maple syrup tones up front and alcohol characters in the end, but in between the start and the finish there is a delicate chocolate aspect that I cant really put my finger on. This is sweet with a slight hop character in the ending and a dry finish. Well carbonated body with a medium density, could be thicker, but Stone Russian Imperial Stout has me subconsciously comparing the body everything I drink to it. Relatively drinkable for the high alcohol content, the ABV is evident at times and well hidden at other times as well.
This imperial nut brown is both bigger, bolder as advertised, but in my opinion it could use some tweaking here and there. Do I think that a new style definition is required? Im not sure I can answer that at this time, it depends on how many other brewers want to take this imperial craze to supplementary styles other than the stout or I.P.A. were generally accustomed to.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2004 07:20:38 | More by irishmoss
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4.23/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Ruby brown in color with good light tan head, good lacing, and a thick collar. Aroma is dark molasses, nutty and earthy. Taste follows pretty much identically. Mild hop bitterness in this one. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Definitely my favorite of the three beers I had at the brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
05-25-2014 02:56:10 | More by mverity
Imperial Nut Brown Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.