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Imperial Nut Brown Ale - Tommyknocker Brewery

Imperial Nut Brown AleImperial Nut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

544 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.25%


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 irishmoss:
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irishmoss

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

While I’m 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 can’t 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? I’m 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. we’re generally accustomed to.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2004 07:20:38 | More by irishmoss
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Imperial Nut Brown Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.