graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown into the glass with a small white head that fades fast. Ruby red highlights. Aroma is slightly roasted cereal grain with a bit of cocoa powder. Flavor is quite different from other Sierra Nevada brews in that hops donít rule this beer. Nice chocolate flavors are met with just a hint of smokiness. I see now in the description that there are smoked malts. While I donít get it in the nose it adds a fun dimension to this beer. I know some are sad to see Anniversary go, but I think this is an upgrade in Sierraís lineup. Itís good to see them flex their brewing muscles by showcasing malt instead of hops.
Arayaga2 (1914) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby brown, with a dense tan head. Aroma is rich and nutty with chocolate and a touch of smoke. Taste is rich and bready, but lighter and more drinkable than the aroma suggests. Finishes clean with lingering roasted nuts. $2/12oz
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another surprise from D. Kurtz. Hey lets try the new "Tumbler". "OK". Poured into Sam Adams glass, Dark translucent brown. 1 inch receding bubbly head. Not much aroma, maybe a little roasted malt. Taste of roasted malt for sure, and a hint of chocolate on the back. This reminds my of an English Brown. Not as full bodied or Malty as some American versions. Dry roasty, subtle hop finish. I can drink the hell out of this beer. Probably go as far as saying a "Session".
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Smoked salman, toast, rye. Nutty, grainy, toasty beer. Hint of macademia nuts and chocolate. Neat. Not typical brown ale. Dry. Good beer.
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, some citrus, roast, nuts, and caramel. Taste of roasted malts, some piney resin, caramel malts, tobacco, nuts, and a hoppy finish.
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, 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 (4617) - Milton, Delaware, 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 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 (3876) - 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.