keokani (20) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 10, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, earthy.
Appearance: amber, brown, black, clear, sparkling, minimal head, white foam, tan foam.
Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter.
Palate: medium body, oily feel, fizzy.
Overall: The roasty malt character dominates this beer. The complex notes include caramel, chocolate and coffee. The flavor is somewhat rich, yet light and very drinkable. This is a fantastic brown ale! Since I didnít have a brown ale on my list of favorites, Tumbler is now it. This is also a great session beer, right up there with the likes of Black Butte Porter and 1554.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malt nose. Dark brown in the glass with a small white head. The taste is slighty chocolatey and very delicious. Mild hoppy finish. More delicious than i thought it was going to be.
rayOfBeer (646) - El Cerrito, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle a clear brown with large-sized white head. Aroma is bread and lightly roasted grain with some sweet malt. Flavor comes in with a light sweetness followed by a mild bitterness and ends with a large dose of salty. The palate has a nice fullness and sticky. Overall it is to my liking and I could drink a lot more of this kind.
Stellaaaa (244) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber with a moderate, creamy head. It has a nice malty, yeasty aroma. The taste is of dry, bitter malts. I got a slight hefe-yeast taste in the finish which detracted some, but it wasnít as bad as I thought it would be.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice brown with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, spices,. Flavor is caramel, nuts, spices. Thin bodied with a lingering nut flavor and not much malt sweetness. Decent easy to drink session brown.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 Thanks to Rogue for sharing a bottle. The beer is a clear dark copper-brown color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing. Roasted malt, nuts and brown sugar in the nose. Medium body with a sweet roasty malt flavor along with notes of caramel, nuts and cocoa. The finish is malty with a sweet aftertaste. Decent overall.
gringo332 (497) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Recommended by Kegs and Barrels, Plano Tx. Excellent brown-ale unlike any other Iíve had. Great malt flavor with added hoppiness. Nice lacing and body.
jrmac (329) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is fairly refreshing for a fall seasonal. I am wondering if this is the same as the old brown ale released a few years back. Overall a great beer. Has lots of nuttiness, and a touch of caramel.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, deep brown-amber colored body with a finger-width, frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is pretty pleasant. Solid "brown ale" malts with some caramel and a good amount of chocolate. Somewhat nutty with a light toast and herbal hop. Flavor is very solid for a brown ale. Right away there is a light smoke and herbal hopping that carries this throughout. A well balanced nutty caramel and toast comes in to balance with a good amount of chocolate lets itself be known on the backend. The smoke and herbal hop spice increase slightly into the finish allowing this to dry with a light bitterness and smooth malty sweetness. I like the bitterness level on this; not too high at all, but definitely distinct and fairly aggressive for a brown ale. Smoke and chocolate linger in a medium length aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and moderate, soft and somewhat lively carbonation. Overall, a very enjoyable brown ale. Nicely integrated between a sweet and smooth maltiness and a distinct hop bitterness and light smoke. I liked this one a lot and would not hesitate using this as a go-to session beer in the fall.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 12oz bottle. orange brown under a medium sized, off-white head. the beer just looks like the fall season. aroma is malty and lightly toasted with caramel but not robust. flavor has a hint of bitterness with caramel and toasted malt. lightish body with a good bit of carbonation. bitter nuts in the aftertaste. i like them a little sweeter. didnít they make a brown ale a few years back?