slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"Really light generic maple/caramel aroma and flavor with some light roast and a slight medicinal aspect. Not too impressed with this one............."
Jrwhitney6 (313) - - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer of the month club offering. Pours a clear brown with almost no head whatsoever. Sweet and malty aroma. Really enjoyed the taste - definitely had some sweetness from the maple syrup, and there was a core nutty-taste typical of brown ales. Good, easy to drink beer.
drjay44 (2647) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with slight lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 20) body......nose is light cocoa, hints of chocolate, no hops, balance to the malts.....taste is slightly sweet, with cocoa, chocolate, slight spice notes, minimal hops, balance to the malts.....mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, low carbonation, with slight acid. Although this beer has no major flaws, it is simple and light. There are many better examples out there. It lacks hop aroma and flavor, since it is slightly sweet, it falls into the "Southern English Brown" category of the present BJCP vernacular. To improve it would require a substantial redo of the malt bill and a reconsideration of hop types and quantities. BJCP 6/3/12/4/6
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Tusk & Trotter. Clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malted milks balls. Mostly cocoa taste, light and easy to drink.
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, brown pour, 1 inch off white Hints of smoky flavor, some sweetness (maybe the maple syrup flavor) and roast taste. Great taste, balanced brew. Worth the try!!
thebsmitty (137) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good nut brown color with thin light tan collar, decent lacing. Aroma is maple sweetness, and a nutty-caramel aroma as well. Taste is also nutty, caramel with the maple taking a big presence. Thin body for a brown and low carbonation. Needs a better malt backbone and maybe some more hops both up front and at the end.
jrodooo5 (1025) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mmm, this is a tasty brown! Decent brown pour w/ a solid hazelnut aroma. The taste follows through w/ the hazelnut is very smooth! Like it a lot!
Headbanger (3311) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle 11/99 (Old Notes)-Pours a medium brown with a decent size head. Aroma of malt, nut, maple, and slight caramel. Taste of the same with more nuts. This medium bodied brew is a bit lacking and not balanced. Was expecting more.
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Twelve ounce bottle from Beer Of The (Every Other) Month Club, tasted on April 20, 2013. Medium brown/amber hue, medium tan head, nice sweet malty nose with definite maple syrup notes, good sweet flavor much like the aroma. Canít understand the overall low ratings--maybe itís because Tommyknocker isnít "cool", like 3 Floyds or Stone. To those who run this brewery: better start going to the right parties and kissing the right asses
rumproasts (2878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Brown with small head. Malty with caramel and nut. Moderate maple. What youíd expect from the name of the beer. Flavors go together well. Unexciting though.