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RATINGS: 1280   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 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 (1965) - 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 (5794) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nik925 (786) - USA - AUG 29, 2010
A very dark brown - crisp white head. Quality you expect from SN, yet nothing really special. Aroma is unique but neither good nor bad. Will give them credit for nicely hopping a brown ale. Seems very hoppy for style, which is great in my book. SN always delivers, so I’m happy to be drinking this, but overall, meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Nice brown ale. Dark amber appearance and a caramel aroma. Beer is smooth drinking in a malty caramel beer with a mild spice for balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Warry of the brown ales, I gave this one a shot. I like Sierra Nevada. They did not disappoint. Dark, cola pour with the allowance of some light, giving it a nice red-orange hue. Big fluffy head and ample lacing. Nose was sweet, smooth. Very malty with hints of roasted malts, some barely, wheat, and brown sugar. Taste was porter-like, with an excellent balance of malts, slightly charred, toffee, some coca, and a fair bitterness to it. Other hints are vanilla and a slightly herbal quality at the end. Was really good and even if the weather is shit outside, this brew was excellent inside. I’ve been turned off of brown ales for ages, but if they come like this, I’ll go for them again. Thanks Sierra Nevada for changing my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle. Brownish in color, clear, off white foamy head. The smell is nutty, malts, slight chocolate, and slight sweetness. The taste is malts, chocolate, nuts, and slight fruits. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Sampled on 8/13/2010. This brown ale pours a medium brown color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity, nutty and sweet. A medium bodied brown ale. The malts are caramel, semi-sweet and a touch nutty. The hops are herbal and floral. Nice balance. Good carbonation, A hoppy, semi-sweet brown ale with a slightly dry finish. Nice, most brown ales are a little sweet and kind of bland for me, this one is very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, smooth and a touch dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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