RickTStiles (656) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark amber with a creamy white head. aroma is light consisting of quasi citric and malty notes but there is really very little to smell. Taste is fine, a bit roasty with some caramel qualities, but again subtle. very little finish aside from some spices. A perfectly palatable but somewhat boring beer.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber brown with a dense off white head. Aroma of baking bread, nuts and toasty malt. The flavor is sweet caramel and biscuity malt with a nice smooth hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry mouth feel. Overall this is a nice brown ale, the bready, biscuity, caramel malts are in the fore front with the hops only there for bitterness.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly translucent brown with a medium off white head. Aroma of nuts, toasted malt, light chocolate and malty sweetness. Flavor of smooth toasted malt, chocolate, tobacco, nuts and caramel.
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 didn’t 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 (3220) - 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 (651) - 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 (248) - 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 wasn’t 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 (7113) - 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 (506) - 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 I’ve had. Great malt flavor with added hoppiness. Nice lacing and body.