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RATINGS: 1246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Sierra Nevada uses malt within days of roasting at the peak of its flavor to give Tumbler a gracefully smooth malt character. Two-row pale, crystal 40, chocolate and smoked malts give it a malty complexity. Challenger hops in the boil add balancing bitterness, while more Challengers and some Goldings give just enough hop flavor in the finish to balance all that malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
BOTTLE from T.J.s Thin body, fizzy carbonation, malt sweetess with a somewhat ash-like taste in the roast. Minimal and slightly odd aftertaste. Drinkable, but surprisingly forgettable; esp. for a Sierra Nevada brew..BUY AGAIN? No

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours brilliantly clear with a 2-inch tan head which settles to 1/8 inch. The color is dark mahogany with a hint of red. The nose suggests coffee, wood, malt, and bread. The body is surprisingly light. Modest carbonation. The palate suggests toast, coffee, nuts, roasted malt, and earthiness. Decent lingering. Some Belgian lace does form. Thirst quenching, not moreish. The ABV is not noticeable. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badinplaid (106) - USA - NOV 17, 2010
Very good...nice head....had pleasure of enjoying pint with Ken Grossman on the evening he unveiled the Ken and Jack’s Barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniellunsford (105) - - AUG 11, 2013
Pours a clear brown hue with a small fading head that laces the glass as it goes down. Metallic, malt, and roasted nuts aroma. Notes of light cocoa, chocolate, a touch of bittering hops, and roasted nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k9coug (102) - USA - OCT 11, 2010
They advertise the freshness of the malts, and I get this. I thought it tasted "fresh" as my first impression. Beutiful color. Seemed to have taste separation. I drank from the bottle and the last swallow seemed alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
iNBe (100) - USA - OCT 21, 2010
After a string of bad luck with different brown ales I decided to try this one. Got the big boy and was not disappointed. Sierra Nevada puts out some good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle: Pours brown with a minimal white head. Aroma of toffee and caramel with similar flavor with a hint of chocolate. The finish is bittersweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sumonation (94) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle 11.10.2012 Visual: Pours a dark amber with a pearly tan head. Aroma: Malty with a hint of caramel. Taste: Predominately malty flavors: dark and caramel, mildly hopped ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuinnessGal (93) - Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2010
I love beer from Sierra Nevada but this one did not impress me. The aroma was somewhat nutty with hints of malts and barely, while the taste was a little bitter and somewhat boring. An o.k. drink, but I don’t think I’ll buy it again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Really nice deep caramel look with a slightly smokey taste - thankfully not nutty just features the malt

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