KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear dark amber brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that steadily diminished down to a thin film and large collar, which produced good sticky lacing.
The aroma was kind of faint of a toasted chocolate malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of caramel and maple syrup.
The taste was lightly sweet and a little malty with a mild caramel sweetness and a hint of chocolate early on, finishing mildly roasty with a slightly pronounced maple syrup presence towards the end. The flavor was short lived with the sweet roastiness fading quickly from the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body and watery in texture with a mild carbonation.
Overall I found this brew to be a bit light for a Brown Ale, although it did posses a good roasty taste and smooth drinkability, which makes it a perfect candidate for a session beer…
Travlr (10574) - 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 (964) - 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 (135) - 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 (992) - 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 (3276) - 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. Can’t understand the overall low ratings--maybe it’s because Tommyknocker isn’t "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 (2847) - 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 you’d expect from the name of the beer. Flavors go together well. Unexciting though.
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.
BOSSbrewer (1582) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a ruby brown with one finger of tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Nutty. Flavor is sweet with some maple. Flat on flavor. Bland. Finishes slightly sweet.
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma of slight malt and nuts. Taste is similar. Decent body, pretty solid but nothing special overall. Surprisingly weak. 4.5% alcohol.