Imperial Nut Brown Ale - Tommyknocker Brewery
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Reviews by rundocrun:
3.95/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pint glass. It should be noted that this bottle is listed at 9%, not 9.8% ABV. I'm guessing they just modified the recipe a little bit for this year.
A - Pours a deep brown with a ruby tint. Has a very thin head that disappears quickly. Some nice alcohol legs are present here. No lacing.
S - Lots of caramel and (unsurprisingly) nuttiness. Also has a pretty heavy fruity ester and alcohol aroma reminiscent of an old ale. Smells quite sweet, intensely malty and a little boozy.
T - Very sweet up front. I get a hint of maple along with some mild date-like sugariness. Alcohol becomes noticeable toward the middle, providing some bitterness and warmth. Flavors of toasted bread, almond and raisiny esters toward the finish. Good balanced flavor, but nothing that really jumps out at me.
M - Medium body with a warming (but not hot) booziness. Pleasing carbonation that doesn't overwhelm. Leaves a residual syrupy coating on the tongue after each sip.
Overall - I honestly didn't know what to expect for an "imperial" brown ale. This was a style that always struck me as a low-alcohol, drinkable session-type beer. This is definitely more of a sipper, but they still managed to catch a noticeable nutty flavor amid the booze and maple.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2011 01:23:28 | More by rundocrun
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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.