N3lson1 (951) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious beer. Nice flavor of maple but not overpowering. The slight maple flavor has a nice sweetness to it.
GilesTH (8) - Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first beer! I tried this as a young-un, and I fell in love with the flavor instantly. I think anyone interested in a good first-time craft beer should check this out.
EvilPuppet99 (37) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good and a beautiful burnt red color. I had to try not to slam it. The maple syrup and spices blended perfectly for my palate. If I see this in a regular 6 pack on sale, I’ll buy it.
Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best brown on the market. It is sweet by design. Read the name people, MAPLE nut brown ale. Great aroma, smooth sweet taste, and a medium mouthful. I love this one, but the imperial version is even better! If you are expecting a dry, hoppy brew, then don't rate this as if you expect it not to be a sweet brown ale for Beerness sakes.
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Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favoh-rite tommy knocker. what got me interested in the whole tommy knocker deal. how could you go wrong. maple? nut brown? ale? OH MAN!!!! Thats like three great things all conveniently bottled inside a bottle. Highly reccomend this to anyone who visits the colorful colorado.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first bottle had a touch of sourness (second bottle had none) and so I assumed I had a bad bottle. Upon buying another frickin’ bottle, I got the same taste and have concluded that it’s supposed to be that way. The head’s just OK and color could be a bit darker. There is NO MAPLE here - none. As I stated, it’s slightly sour (just a tidge) and comes with a fairly thin, waif-like body. FYI, a ’tommyknocker’ is a mischievous elf that used to wreak havoc in 1800s mining camps. Anyway, upon retaste, I can see the sweetness and think this is an agreeable session brew (even if you don’t work in a Colorado mining camp). Upon each retaste, this beer gets sweeter (and better). A very mild, English-style brown, like Newcastle.
DrinkBeerBuck (1) - Wyoming, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with slight medium light tan head. Sweet roasted malt with a hint of maple, mild nut flavor, different and rather pleasurable. Low carbonation. Best at the brewpub!
byers132 (1) - USA - NOV 2, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer to drink any time. It may be dark in color, but it isn’t thick and heavy like other brown ales.
dwyerpg (5547) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells great, maple and caramel but no nuts. Taste is nice but way too sweet and no real nuttiness there either. Which really is fine by me. Too sweet, but I found this mostly enjoyable and think it’s underrated.
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice clear brown. Tight, lacing, off-white head. Nutty caramel with a bit of hop background in the aroma. Sweet maple and caramel flavors are gently toned down by moderate hops. Healthy body with soft carbonation. Nice residual sweetness lingers.