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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (3971) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2005
This was a murky brown color with a short lived Coke-like head. Sweet maple nose. Brown sugar sweetness, but the maple flavor dominates as it warms. Also has lots of fruitiness with plum, raisen and fruitcake. Some coffee bitterness in the finish. Overall seemed a little thin, especially for the ABV. I have never been impressed with Tommyknocker, and this didnít impress me either.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Pours a dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is syrupy sweet with just a touch of rosted malt. Taste is sweet and a bit bready with the maple syrup definitely dominating. Most of the hop characteristic is lost to the sweet maple but it is in there. A bit on the thin side with the alcohol making itself very apparent when the brew hits the belly. May be better with some more aging?

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Deep brown with a thin white head. When I hold it up to the light I can see some hints of red. Sweet maple syrup aroma with hints of almonds. Chocolate, almond, and some coffee in the flavor but mostly all you taste is sweet maple syrup. WAY TOO FUCKING SWEET! This beer becomes absolutely sickening and sweet the further you get into it. The alcohol is hidden well but the beer seems very thin for such a high ABV. Horrible attempt at trying something new.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1915) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Chocolate brown with slight red tints. White head is initially medium sized but is mostly diminishing down to a whispy film. Malty sweet aroma, lots of molasses and caramel, slightly smokey and alcoholic. Malty, graham cracker, molasses and maple syrup flavor with a slightly roasty character. Moderate-to-high carbonation. Nothing too exciting, unfortunately.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 Low key aroma. Alcohol and mild molasses is about all and that is hard to pick up. Dark brown with a quickly receding mocha head. Large alcohol fore leads into more maple syrup then the crystal malts come through big followed by mild chocolate malt notes. It ends with more alcohol and some caramel aftertase and the feeling that the beer couldnít take its own name in a lights out closed cage match.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Draft, Great Decatur Beerfest. Dark brown pour. Alcoholic caramel malty nose. More caramel malt flavors, molasses and maple, toffe flavors. Fairly alcohol peppery. Iíd want to age my bottles a bit before drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2005
22 oz bottle...Many thanks to Cindy-Lou for this one! Shared with the Haus staff for a behind the scenes tasting up front. Toasty, caramel, brandy, maple malt nose. Deep mahogany brown hue, with a frothy pale tan head mostly diminishing. Caramel malts, maple, coffee, dark chocolate, marzipan, muscat grape, almond, candied fruit, lively carbonation, velvety mouthfeel. Dry and faintly hopped up alcoholic finish. Interesting and quite quaffable for the weight. Float a little on your honey nut cheerios...

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2006 Bottle from brewery.

Pours a beautiful, rich, lush, mysterious black with a nice head. Aroma is maple, maple, and more maple, with just a dash of cotton candy. Flavor is maple, candy, and sweet malt. A bit flat in the finish, but the taste makes the imbiber forget such a trivial detail. Palate is a bit watery, but slick. Tommyknocker wins again. Great brewery in a beautiful town. Canít wait to go back.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Greenís Beverages, Atlanta, Ga. - 22 oz bomber. Pours like a cola, sparkling and dark brown with a thick at first, off-white head. Sweet, boozy aroma with hints of bubblegum and overripe nectarines. Flavor is sweet with hints of maple syrup, bubblegum, citrusy hops and some brief chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is quite thick and syrupy and the alcohol is hidden well. turns a bit cloying near the end however - would have enjoyed just 12 oz of this.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Dark auburn hue is covered by a fading off-white head. Basic chocolate and hazelnut caramel malts are accompanied by a potentially too heavy herbal and earthy hops presence. Somehow fruity undertones are quickly abashed by coke-like flavours that dominate the finish, rooty and drying out. Engaging carbonation may be its main strength as serious alcohol detracts severely from the global enjoyment.


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