sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2010 Interesting beer. It pours brownish red with a small whitish beige head. Has a smokey malty smell to it. Starts off with a nutty chocolate malt flavor and transitions into a smokey bitter finish. Not your usual tame brown ale.
vulcanmeister (147) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A sort of yeasty chocolaty aroma pours from bottle a nice light tranlucent brown with very nice rich long lasting tan head. The taste medium with a slightly creamy mouthfeel slightly bitter. The flavor is smoky, rich dark chocolate, with still this subtle yeasty flavor. The finish is satisfying with those smoky dark notes lingering over the subtle hops. Leaves a nice slight bitter chocolate tang at the end.
1guywith_aboat (146) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown pour. Light beige head. Aroma is nutty and loads of crystal malt. Slight chocolate. Taste is nutty cocoa and caramel with earthy notes up front. Palate is thin when cold but as it warms it develops a medium bodied feel. Interesting brown.
Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a nice brown, dark orange color and with a progressively aggressive pour gives us a nice off white two finger head. The bubbles are tight and you could definitely float a bottle cap on this head. The initial aroma comes off as smokey, with a hint of nuttiness and some caramel that maybe playing off of toasted notes and almost producing a rasiny fruity note. As it warms, the aroma changes to a much more nutty/toasted malt note. At the front of the palate, the beer has a nice soft carbonation that rolls a hop bitterness into your mouth. That initial hop bitterness gives way to a nice nutty, toasted medium bodied mouthfeel. The finish gives way to a mild bitterness that is reminiscent of cocoa and traces of that early smoke. There is a definite slight sweetness to the beer that can be found on the lips as the beer dries to them. Also for a 5.5%ABV beer, there is some nice lacing on the glass. During the final sip or two I noticed that the smoke came back nicely in the nose and played very well with the nuttiness.
lopisar (144) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty sweet aroma, pumpkin or similar. Fairly balanced taste, a bit sweet that holds on.
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good nut brown ale on the hoppy side like most Sierra Nevada brews.
Aroma was chocolatey and smokey with some caramel and nut and the hops.
Appearance was pretty brown color that reminded me of leaves changing. Starts with a slightly fizzy off white head that comes down quick with some lacing.
Taste was chocolate with a slight smokey chestnut flavor. It was not overly sweet and a tad hoppy. Not bitter though.
Finishes nice and was medium bodied. Good flavors throughout and holds up well until the last sip.
Definitely a worthy nut brown.
Petkus331 (141) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A tasty brew, not strong, but not weak, pretty much as expected for a brown ale. Enjoyable bitterness and dark brown color, this is a good brew. Went great with spicy cheese. Sierra Nevada is a great brewery.
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2010
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Fall harvest beer is the perfect label representing the mood and character of the Tumbler. A light roasted malt flavor and no over hoppy control. YUM
circinus (140) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 35 cl from Systembolaget. Clear dark chestnut with a white nice head. Sweet malty, slight mash, caramel, earthy, very nice fitting bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, savory, slightly bitter finish. Nice!
Tabednar (139) - - AUG 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
8.28.2011 - Houston, TX
Light yet full flavored brown ale that make me yearn for the cool weather and colors if autumn. Well made year after year.