Imperial Nut Brown Ale | Tommyknocker Brewery

Imperial Nut Brown AleImperial Nut Brown Ale
BA SCORE
58.4%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 640 ratings
Imperial Nut Brown AleImperial Nut Brown Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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.

Added by Bierman9 on 12-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,828
Reviews:
351
Ratings:
640
Liked:
374
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
13.98%
Alströms:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
38
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 640 |  Reviews: 351
Photo of BlueSpader
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LostTechnique
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marklaker
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.68/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maniaczak
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squire123
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaketaz
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJSFS
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best by date of 12/12/16. Strange steak sauce aroma and flavor mixed in with tannic notes. Has an odd chalky powder mouthfeel. Only thing this really has going for it is 9% ABV. Wouldn't purchase this again.

 207 characters

Photo of travelguy
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeremiah87
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBen5
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjdevel
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Look:
Light on carbonation as there isn't much of a head after pouring. It is a medium reddish brown color and quite hazy.

Smell:
Slight sour notes at first and then a blast of rich caramel comes in.

Taste:
A big hop bite at first sip. It is very noticeable, but not overpowering. You are quickly greeted with rich and sweet caramel flavors and deep roasty and nutty malt flavors. There are a few tart bites throughout, but mainly sweet fruity flavors shine through.

Feel:
Full bodied beer, but not very effervescent. Slight dry finish. Slight slickness left after each sip.

Overall:
I enjoyed this one and thought it to be better than some of the other highly rated nut browns. Some have too much tartness and not enough rich toasted nut flavors, but this one is well balanced with all of those flavors.

 815 characters

Photo of atone315
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thomastharp
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonkinishwa
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tommyknocker Brewery - Imperial Nut Brown Ale. 9% ABV. 12oz bottle poured into snifter. Best By Date: 11-23-2015

Look: Dark brown, with reddish and copper hues. Semi aggressive pour yielded no head, only trace amounts of white lacing.

Smell: Smells strongly of dark malts, and dark fruits like black cherries and raspberries. Has faint tones of bitter chocolate and molasses.

Feel: Smooth mouthfeel, a little on the watery side with some carbonation.

Taste: Bitter chocolate and molasses, along with some nutty tones. Some taste of alcohol on the back end, but not overpowering. As it warms up, the alcohol becomes more profound.

Overall: An Imperial Nut Brown Ale, that is pretty good overall.

 699 characters

Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

had this on tap at the brewery
10 0z glass from the tap
look deep brown/slight copper slight off white head
smell classic brown and smoky
taste strong alcohol and smoky
smoky aftertaste slight not overwhelming a little carmel as well
super easy to drink and smooth despite 9% abv
best beer i have had here and i am generally not a fan of brown ales

 352 characters

Photo of casapy
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
2/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Blazer22
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Imperial Nut Brown Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
Beer rating: 58.4% out of 100 with 640 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.