FuryHUH (26) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I would recommend letting this beer sit in your fridge for a month or so before breaking into it. Iím not sure whether I got an odd six pack, but I can definitely say that my second impression vastly differed from the first. Like other Sierra Nevada products, this brown ale is very earthy and well rounded. In trying to describe the flavor, I find myself wanting to say that it is a good partner to cavendish pipe tobacco, if that tells you anything. Itís also pretty heavy, good for keeping you warm in those autumn months.
Kpfeifle (25) - Patchogue, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Great dark brown color. Tastes of carmel malt and a fair amount of hops. Great showing of a brown ale.
enotheque (25) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really great color, texture, balance of flavors, spice. Everything you want out of a brown ale is there, with an extra hint of spice and a reasonable level of sweetness to hop.
skylercampbell (24) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from a 12-pack - all of them came out the same. Taste is dry and very roasty. Beer seems like someone "messed up a stout" by forgetting the Chocolate malt, or something. Overly carbonated for the style, and the mouthfeel was more like that of a pale ale than an autumn brown ale. Sierra Nevada really missed the mark on this, replacing their finest beer, Anniversary Ale, with the worst beer in their lineup. I really hope this one goes away or gets fixed - it should have a smoother malt backbone or an interesting hop aroma, but it just tastes like cheap beer. Iíve been adding hop oil in the glass to make them taste more interesting.
samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out of bottle, clear brown with little off white head that quickly disappeared. Mild malty carmel aroma. Crisp, dry, chocolate, carmel, toasted flavor. No major after taste. Good fall seasonal.
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danrcook (23) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer with a consistent head and great finish. Roasted malts that make it a cool weather beer and a great drink. Another great brew from Sierra Nevada.
RoNo (21) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SB. Big tan head. Dark brown, almost red in color. Aroma of coffee, orange, nuts and leather. Well balanced and pleasant in the mouth.
lym_flyer (21) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35cl. bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton.
Pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and hops. Taste is much the same.
jJay (20) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
faint hop aroma that you can taste in the finish. toasted malts up front. good brown ale.
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.