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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2005
22 oz bottle pours a clear brown with some floating particles, has a small light brown head that doesnít last long, leaves some lacing in my glass. Chocolate and caramel aromas, chocolate, coffee, nutty , brown sugar and maple flavors. Full bodied with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, finishes on the sweet side, alcohol is very well hidden as this is dangerously drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Thick, rich, malty aroma, almost nearly like a double-bock. My fist INBA, and its a good experience. Rich, malty flavor, hints of both cocoa and full of caramel flavor. A little thin in the finish, but not too distracting. More like a bock than a nut brown ale. Slightly sweet and pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1436) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2006 Deep garnett brown color with a soft small bead head and a fruity vanilla aroma. Rich chocolatey smokey taste of roasted malt. Borders on cloyingly sweet with alcohol warmth noticable after the swallow. Palate is somewhat clean with not much lingering taste; very little hop bitterness. Itís a faithful brown ale with a kick. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4872) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Deep brown color with a slightly red tint and foamy off-white head - a mouth-watering, explosive aroma of caramel, toffee, maple syrup, grain and nuttiness - medium bodied with a somewhat tingly mouthfeel - sweet, but moderately grainy and hoppy, giving it a kind of breakfast cereal with honey in it kind of flavor - finished a little thin and alcoholic - something different thatís worth a shot, but the aroma is as good as it gets.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9728) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Tap @ 16th Colorado Brewfest. Pours dark chocolate with nut brown hints and a tall tan head. Chocolate coffee and toffee aromas mingle gently with roasted malt nose. Sweet caramel malt and chocolate toffee flavor with a slight hop end. Creamy full bodied palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Pours dark brown with a tight off-white head that dimishes to nothing. Smells sweet and nutty with a slight singe of alcohol. Flavor is slightly chocolate with nuts with a sweet maple aftertaste. A little alcohol kick in the end but a lot less than the 10% would suggest. Surprisingly easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 Happy 10th Anniversary, TK. This pours a deep, dark mahogany with a creamy tan head that stays on hand for the duration. It has a rich, chocolate, malt, and maple aroma with hints of the abv to come. Itís both creamy and hot in the mouth. The flavor is quite sweet, malty and syrupy with a dose of chocolate and a good splash of alcohol. The hops shine out right at the end of the finish, all earthy and bitter. TK should add this to their regular line-up.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Gold foiled bomber. This was an impulse buy as the unusual style (Imperial Nut Brown as the bottle lists) seemed interesting. The pour was a mahogany brown. It appeared viscous and a small off-white head developed. The aroma was of sweet crystal malt, maple syrup and bread. Flavor was similar though the maple wasnít as apparent in the flavor as in the aroma. It was fairly sweet and one dimensional. The malt flavor wasnít anything great and almost no hop flavor or bitterness came through. The alcohol was quite tame for 10% though. I also would have like a roasted character to it, even if slight. To be an american strong, it would need a signifcant helping of hops I feel. Anyways, it was decent but more of an underhopped, uncomplex barleywine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2005
22 oz. Not a style Iíd heard of before. Smells exceptionally sweet. Flavor isnít very roasty, as Iíd hoped for. Not too much to the malt -- just a sweet brown malt. Maple syrup is notable, but not overpowering. Boring and sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4405) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2005
It poured the color of pitch ruby, if thatís possible, with no head. Definitely an alcoholic aroma with some nuttiness too. Holy Maple Syrup, Batman! Made with maple syrup... no crap! It tastes like youíre just sucking it out of the tree. Itís definitely sweet, but sweet like fresh and raw maple syrup, not crunchy sugar sweet. Unfortunately, itís missing the needed nut flavor to make it beyond stellar, but this is still well worth a try.


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