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RATINGS: 1275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Sierra Nevada uses malt within days of roasting at the peak of its flavor to give Tumbler a gracefully smooth malt character. Two-row pale, crystal 40, chocolate and smoked malts give it a malty complexity. Challenger hops in the boil add balancing bitterness, while more Challengers and some Goldings give just enough hop flavor in the finish to balance all that malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5504) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Smoked chocolate aromas. Crisp, sweet, dark caramel and chocolate upfront turning resinous and hoppy in the lasting smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle. Beautiful deep brown color with a medium light beige head. Roasted malt nose with notes of cocoa, nuts, and toffee. Medium body with good carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Moderately sweet and toasted flavor, nicely balanced between subtle smokey malts, carob and caramel sweetness, and a grassy hops bitterness. Finishes with moderate earthy bitterness. Very nice brown and par for the course for SN, not over the top or groundbreaking but an extremely solid, highly drinkable, well crafted beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2464) - USA - AUG 30, 2010
SN seems to have a bunch of new releases out lately. This here is an "autumn brown." Dry and peppery for the style. There is a nice wave of nutty, hoppy flavor along the palate. It has the malty aroma and flavor of a standard brown ale, but it is different from the norm. This is a successful interpretation of the style by Sierra Nevada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1242) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at hte brewery in Chico. Brown ale could be my new favourite beer. This one was perfectly malty and hopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a 2 finger white head that left decent lacing. The nose is dark malts, roasted nuts and light chocolate. The taste is very similar with some spicy hops in the finish. Medium bodied. Tasty session brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours deep ruby red with a small beige head. Aromas of coffee beans, cocoa, roasty malt, and cream. Flavor is deep roasted cocoa, caramel, light coffee, and raisin. Low/medium carbonation and creamy. Nice beer for a cool evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Tap. Mildly bitter, roasty character in the nose. Chocolate and wheat, very dry. A big spot of carbonic acid up front in the mouth, followed by caramel, paper, earth. Solid execution.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2010 Dark, clear, red-amber with good, foamy, tan head / Light nose of caramel and dry hops / Light to medium body, weak malts, with fair finish / Weak flavors of coca cola, nuts, toast, and dry hops / A surprisingly mediocre effort from SN.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle. Copper liquid without a head. Quiet malty roast scent. A pleasant soft brown. A little nutty. Some soft caramel notes. Kind of thin and quiet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2010
12oz bottle. Translucent dark brown, a hint of red. Nice, thick beige head. Mellow nutty malt aroma. Creamy and rich, some light smokiness, with a solid hop balance. Soft and sessionable in some respects, but enough depth to sip on and enjoy. Very fresh mouthfeel, with a sticky sweet smoky chocolate finish. Doughy, medium bodied. Excellent beer.

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