Imperial Nut Brown Ale | Tommyknocker Brewery

BA SCORE
84
good
638 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
Ratings:
638
Reviews:
351
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 638 |  Reviews: 351
Photo of TheBen5
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjdevel
4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

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Photo of atone315
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thomastharp
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonkinishwa
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
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

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Photo of casapy
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
2/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Blazer22
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jlabs
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of effzed
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I am a sucker for big brews, and this is a unique one that almost works. Is brown, with a slight head. The aroma is quite nice. Nutty, sort of, and hoppy, and malt.

The tasteisg good, sweet and slightly bitter, but it is very much over powered by booze taste. The after taste comes through, though, with a wonderful, rich mouthful that lingers nicely.

I can't recommend this without reservation. It's great if you want a huge beer that is a change of pace.

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Photo of Tlloyd417
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MickeyL
4.76/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my overall favorites

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Photo of Pens1967
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RedSon06
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice brown ale. I would love to try it on draft.

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Photo of Will_cigars-n-brews
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BB1313
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by 7/6/15. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours Brown with some ruby hues; small tan head that fades leaving little lacing and retention. The aromas are great. Tons of maple syrup. Lots of sweet caramel and cocoa malts. The flavors are pretty earthy. There's a subtle bitterness going on, but the malts still dominate. Pretty woodsy. The maple syrup shines. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied with active carbonation. Pretty smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is a great brown ale. Very nice use of maple syrup. Well done. Recommended.

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Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Imperial Nut Brown Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 638 ratings.
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