M_Sack (220) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. An enjoyable version of a style I love. Pours a deep brown with a small but well retained tan head. Subdued aromas of nuts, chocolate and just a hint of smoke. Plenty of toasty malt, nut and chocolate flavours, a touch of smoke and a nice hopped finish to really balance and freshen up the beer without losing its luscious mouthfeel.
annunz123 (745) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is earthy, nutty, and a little vegetal. Malty flavor with nuts and chocolate. Some roast bitterness and smoke in the finish. Nothing out of this world, but a nice pleasant beer for my favorite time of the year.
Nische (442) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with small tan head. Fall beer with earthy notes, nuts, spice, caramel and roasted malts. Good hop balance. A little bit thin.
COMRADEJOSH (222) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nutty aroma at first with hints of chocolate. A smooth creamy mouthfeel for this tasty brown ale that goes down easy and is malty on the palate with just enough hops to bitter it slightly.
cazort (478) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this beer, but not as much as I had expected to--I’m a huge fan of Sierra Nevada’s stout and I also think their porter is very good. I also love brown ales...but this one I thought was a little generic. There was only a light roastiness, and I thought it was too thick, too sweet, and too heavy...almost syrupy. Not quite as much hop as I’d want. I strongly prefer the Porter and Stout from this brewery, and among brown ales, I’d rather go with any number of other breweries. Smuttynose’s old brown dog has a higher ABV than this yet still has a lighter character. It was the heaviness in this beer that I found off-putting. That said, it was still drinkable and pleasant, just not among my favorite beers.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown, finger off white head.
Smell nutty and a hint of coffee and licorice.
Taste waxy, coffee, nutty, caramel. Sweet.
Light bodied. Easy drinking.
ScipioA (139) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 Deep purple pour with a wimpy tan head on top. Interesting aroma, somewhat of a white wine character to it, fairly similar to Anchor Steam Beer. Fairly sweet but nice counterpoint from floral hops. Hops only really show up in the flavor rather than the aroma The body manages to be a bit too thin and a bit too carbonated at the same time. Decent seasonal beer, and interesting to see Sierra Nevada rolling out two flagship fall beers (this and the flipside red IPA). My final rating of 3.6 is just about the same I’ve given every other brown ale I’ve ever had...
ajnepple (1076) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount Liquors. Brown with an off white head. Roast, nuts, malty and smooth.
AleFart (11) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good example of a brown ale. Some brews have over welcoming malt. Not so with Tumbler. Hops offset the elevated malt profile for a perfect blend that is easy to drink on a cool evening sitting around a fire. It was a slight smoky aroma like leaves burning several houses down.--Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chuckstout (167) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, roast and bread in the aroma, pours a well carbonated brown with dense tan head good lacing. Nice soft profile medium bodied, chocolate, caramel, malty, little bit of roast. Yeah there is a touch of smoke.