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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Tommyknockers were mischievous elves who slipped into mining camps with the Cornish miners in the 1800s. 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 is a bigger, bolder version of our wildly popular Maple Nut Brown.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2005
2004 Bottle: They’ll Imperialize anything these days, won’t they? Oh well, what better to add some oomph to than a tasty nut brown? More caramel, more toffee, more alcohol! Aroma is heavily nutty and sweet, with hints of molasses, chocolate, hazelnut and brown sugar. Heavy mouthfeel. More caramel malt and toffee sweetness in the body are met with a fruity yeastiness that at first seems to clash, but smooths together nicely as it moves toward a highly warming, alcohol heavy finish. Interesting take on what is usually a very drinkable style. With the high ABV present throughout though, this is one to be sipped - and savored.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Bottle - sweet aroma, but nice. The malt is enhanced by the the maple. Very pretty deep brown body with almost a purple around the edges. A beige head atop. Flavor pretty much matches the aroma - malty and sweet. I get absolutely no nut in this at all. I didn’t get much in the Maple/Nut either, but that was before I started rating. Nice soft palate. Good overall, but not a great one. I would have more for the price, though!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1046) - USA - SEP 27, 2005
Nice brown appearance with a lingering head. Taste is sweet, syrupy with a bitter aftertaste. Smoother than I would’ve thought, this beer is surprisingly pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8750) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Bottle Burnt sugar/maple syrup aroma. Dark brown color with light ring of a head. Initial flavor sweet maple syrup followed quickly by a moderate bitter/atringent flavor. Not overpowering - nice and smooth for a beer this strong. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Pours a rich, dark brown with a thin, but frothy, off-white head. Aroma has some complex tart fruitiness to it with some sticky caramel malt and hints of bourbon oak. Body, thankfully, isn’t as tart as the nose suggests. There a nice toasty malty presence and the sweet maple is well balanced. The finish has a little acidity to it, but it hides the alcohol well. An interesting and drinkable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Beautiful pour. Tasty beer (the maple adds a little sweetness to it), but a sour aftertaste takes a lot away from this brew. Drinkable, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Pours dark brown, near black. Fully receding tan head. Aroma of alcohol, cola, caramel, and maple. Beers like this make me realize why I don’t like sugar adjuncts in non-Belgian styles. Taste is a bit spicy and sweet with the alcohol present but not overwhelming. Body is heavy, meant for slow sipping. This was hard to finish, not great. Lacking refinement.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Aroma of maple syrup, buckwheat pancakes, toasted peanuts, carmel chews, roasted malts. nice dark creamy brown color with excellent tan head. alcohol comes through on the flavor lots. nutter butter taste to it, sort of creamy with a feel of hazelnut and Bailey’s. pretty legit and the only one i have seen of the style. kick ass

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2005
This is one damn interesting beer. Poured out a very brown color with very little head. Had a huge maple syrup aroma filled with alcohol and some roasted nuts. The body had a dr pepper vibe and a maple syrup vibe and a spiced rum flavor. It blended well and carried a big sac with its 10 percent. Nice and interesting brew i must say.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2005
Deep brown-ruby hue that looks near black out of direct light. Average sized, tan, creamy head. Walnuts (with shells), caramel, maple syrup, oak, mowed under wet herbs, vinous, and a little bit of alcohol. Farily sweet throughout with a mix of soft balancing acidity and bitterness. A hint of vanilla and prunes in the flavor. Medium-full body, oily texture, moderate carbonation.


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