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Legend 2014 20th Anniversary Olde Oaked Brown Ale | Tommyknocker Brewery

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3.74/5
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51 Ratings
Legend 2014 20th Anniversary Olde Oaked Brown AleLegend 2014 20th Anniversary Olde Oaked Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States
tommyknocker.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Liveupthere on 01-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
51
pDev:
9.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of IllicitEloquence
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of DoubleJ
2.56/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Maple Nut Brown was pleasing. Oaked Aged Butt Head was even better. Fuse the two concepts together and you get a double brown ale aged with oak. I imagine the malt mouths are all over this. From a 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

Not much head forms on the pour, and even so it shrinks to a mere lace. As for the beer, it looks like the color brown was given a crisp via hot lava. Looks muddy even. Moving on. Now it has my interest. I smell smoke, vague spice (what is up with that Hungarian oak?), a little toffee and alcohol too. Well, it smells unique.

I expected big and malty, big and malty. I got big and malty, big and malty. Toasty. A squeeze of alcohol. Augh, that's much too toasty. Too sweet. The flavors aren't very interesting. This is so toasty, I could pour this on bread and toast it. It's very slick on the palate as well, so the flavor is not going to be going away soon. Ok, enough!

No sir, I don't like it.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of CWhite
4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ISmith87
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - 3.75 - Murky dark brown color with a nice tan head that sticks around.
S - 3.75 - Caramel, toffee, bready, smoke, butterscotch, roasted malt.
T - 3.75 - Definitely getting the oak barrels, smoke, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, toast.
M - 3.75 - Medium mouthfeel. Alc covered. Aftertaste is caramel and toffee.
O - 3.75 - It's not as complex as I'd expect something oak barrel aged to be. I've tasted much more complexity out of browns that aren't barrel aged, so I'm not sure if they just didn't let this sit long enough or what. That said. It's a good beer.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of 57md
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a chocolate brown color with copper edges. There was only about a half finger of beige head and it dissipated very quickly. The nose is both bready and woody. The body is substantial but the malt flavor lacks the depth and maturity I'd expect in a beer aged in oak. The finish is dry, but also has a slight alcohol bite that gets in the way.

This offering is quite a mixed bag - I like it, but not enough to consider it excellent.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark burgundy, copper brown color with little to no head retention and incredibly viscous as it sticks to the sides of the glass - nice legs on this beer.

S - Oak, nutty, smoke, medium toffee roast, light alcohol, chocolate.

T - Follows the nose quite closely with smoke and oak, biscuity, some medium roasted caramel/toffee malt, some light chocolate, and a mild to moderate blend of dark chocolate bitterness on the back end to keep the sweetness from overpowering the experience.

M - Medium body, light/gentle carbonation, slightly sticky, a little bit thin on the finishing end but slightly chewy up front.

O - No one flavor dominates and everything blends well across the board. The 10% ABV is pretty well hidden because it is not overpowering or obtrusive in any way. I'm the worst critic for Brown Ales because I can't stand them but this one works nicely.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

the best thing to come out of tommyknocker in some time. fashioned as an oak aged old ale/brown ale hybrid, i thought this was excellent. I've always liked their bigger stuff like butt head bock, and this continues where that leaves off. its got a lot of cloudiness on the pour, which is dark copper, caramel colored, dense as they get, with a splashy off white head. not much light coming in, and a nose of sweet malt. that old ale grain overdose character is there, and the alcohol is a reminder of its strength without being intrusive. some sweeter toffee and candy sugar notes, as well as all kinds of oak on this, good char, rich and tasty, wintery. the flavor agrees with the smell, lots of grain, id be curious to see the malt bill on this monster, it drinks a little syrupy as a result, but its nowhere near as sweet or as boozy as it smells, its really well crafted. i don't get all the haze though, maybe is from extended barrel time, but there is no reason for this to be yeasty, and it doesn't taste like it is. lots of oak flavor, vanilla and honey, as well as some milky element that kind of oddly works. booze stays in the background, and i genuinely enjoyed this one. full bodied, pleasantly warming, and just a total rejuvenation of my enthusiasm for this brewery.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Legend 2014 20th Anniversary Olde Oaked Brown Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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