Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark caramel/cola with a light tan head that dissipates. Slight aromas: caramel, iced coffee, floral, dough, and some vanilla. Like most of the Sierra stuff, very balanced flavor. Clean palate with some sticky. Decent.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Amber to brown color with a beige head. Aroma of malt, nuts and a bit of caramel. Sweetish flavor, slightly roasty, nutty, with a bit of caramel, a light chocolate note and a drier finish. Medium-bodied.
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cactus. Nice, caramel, light hop bitterness, bit of light spice. Nice and easy drinking. Soy sauce.
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated from notes taken 18 Sep 2012 -- A great fall beer. Drinking this makes me feel like the leaves are changing colors around me and I need to bundle up. A great fall seasonal, one of the best (that isn’t a pumpkin).
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So smooth and silky. It has a nice roast smell and malty taste. Good autumn color and nice balance.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok I love seasonal beers and it is almost time to switch over to Winter Warmers & Christmas beers so I figured I move fast and have my Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale. This is my first Sierra Nevada in quite a while! Bottle served in a pint glass it pours a clear deep mahoganey brown with a foamy beige head that lasts quite a long time. A nice aroma of toasted malts, some nuttiness, brown sugar and maybe a touch of cacao. Medium bodied with quite a lively carbonation makes it pop in your mouth. The taste is sweet toasted malts, a bit bready with some nuttiness and a mild coffee bean/cacao bitterness in the finish. It is quite a satisfying beer for a not terribly exciting style - good work.
ZacM612 (567) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, dark amber/brown with a little beige head. Caramel, malty flavor with a little hint of chocolate. Nice.
Cakes (414) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle.
Probably the best looking brown ale that I have ever seen, and easily the best brown ale that I have have over the past two years.
Pours an amber brown color with off white head.. Tastes of:Malt, nut, caramel and toffee aroma. Caramel, nut, toffee, malt and biscuit flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Toffee and biscuit finish. Outstanding.
foyle (393) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: 2+" frothy cream colored head, mostly clear dark reddish-brown with tons of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: yeasty bread dough, a bit of smoke, some floral and citrus, a bit of toffee and raisin.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, somewhat slick, with a dry finish.
Flavor: rich roasted malts, some citrus rind and floral hops, a bit coffee and raisin, a lingering smokey finish.
Overall: I really enjoy brown ales, but am not a fan of smokey flavors. I can’t really criticize the beer, but it not to my particular tastes due to the smoke. I would probably rate it much higher without the smoked malts.
AirForceHops (6181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Julio’s Liquors. Deep brown color, slight fading head. Aroma is chocolate, toasted nuts, and a very mild smoke.
The flavor is a mirror of the aroma. The body is really hearty for such a low ABV brew. Drying texture. Easy to drink and I wouldn’t turn this down if offered a bottle.