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RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Syrupy pour, settling in as a deep, opulent chestnut brown, nearly opaque with some safire hues when put to light. Dehydrated grey saliva wisps for the head. Maple nut fudge leads the aroma, followed by imitation vanilla extract, chocolate covered hazelnuts and pecan syrup over pancakes. Viscous maple traits splatter across the palate. Thereís no question about the maple syrup. Some natural honeycomb meets Golden Grahams cereal. Other flavor farce brings on cinnamon hotcakes, but easy on the spicing. Boozy, sickly sweet and itís becoming far too much to even moderately enjoy. Oozing mass on the palate. Weíve got classified carbonation and sweet malts but not a trace of any bittering agents whatsoever. Finishes like sugary coffeecake. This was 22 ounces of pain.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 20, 2005
artificial grape juice, band-aid, nut, not finding the maple syrup... light... what, why? damn it. i actually poured it down the drain. sorry--very meh. well, it did cost only $4...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2005
I was with "blank" at this event. As a fan of Newcastle, and not downing as much of the samplers as he, I found that this wa smy most likeable of the evening. Very complex flaroings, probably due to it being served less than ice cold. Nic eboquet, went down smooth and very good flavors with no aftertaste to note. Would be willing to sample a full bottle when found again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2005
RFD Holidaz, DC. Intresting beer. The maple is a very intresting mix. A nice brown ale, but as the 12th beer of the evening, i donít have a lot of comments

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Hazy opaque dark brown with quite a bit of sediment and not a lot of head. Aroma of chocolate, acetic acid and noble hops. Flavor contains none of the acetic character found in the aroma; what is found there instead is a surprisingly weak presentation of lightly toasted grain, malt & faintly maple sweetness, a touch of walnut, a dash of hop fruitiness and low hop bitterness. Alcohol quite well disguised. Flavor is suitably complex but I expected it to be more intense -- "bigger" if you will. Medium mouthfeel & flat palate. Iím more puzzled than anything by this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3429) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2005
This presents a very deep dark garnet colored body under a thick creamy head. Chocolate, maple, and alcohol on the nose. Fruity and smooth, this settles down and improves as it warms. I think this might be an interesting beer to age a bit. A softer alcohol touch would be an improvement.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ross (2141) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2005
dark brown color, no head. weak watered down taste. very thin on the palate. not impressive. not much co2 either. this was like drinking a very strong water with a little malts in it. quite disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Dark brown, nearing black but reddish at the edges. No head. Smells of brown sugar, maple syrup, liquorish. Surprisingly thin for its size. Some of the maple syrup flavor lingers, otherwise tastes like a brown ale of 1/2 its gravity. Little alcohol burn detected. Malt dominated. Ok, probably wonít get again but Iím not crazy about browns, even when theyíre imperial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (4115) - 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.

   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?

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