bakers17 (16) - Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drinking from growler. Roasty, chocolate pour is frothy but dissipates quickly. No bitterness from hops
kdern (15) - USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic medium-dark beer. No aftertaste, no bitterness. Very smooth and easy to drink. Texture of a dark hefeweisen.
Winking Lizard in Cleveland. Aug 2010.
cballatore (15) - Phoenix, Alabama, USA - MAR 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nutty aroma, pours as a dark reddish brown with a frothy and darkish white head. It drinks like a dream. Smooth without being thick, delicately bitter with a chocolatey finish. You want to sip it and savor each drink... this was a nice surprise in a mix pack! I will buy this again.
beercam (14) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, roasty, chocolate, brown, red, medium sweetness, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, lively,
Accidic (13) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An enjoyable brown ale that doesnít cease to satisfy. Iím not a fan of Citrusy hops and while my wife claims she can taste them clearly I donít notice them that much at all which is extra plus. The roasty flavor is not overwhelming either. If youíre looking for an easy drinking brown thatís easy to find in even the more prudish states... This one is a very good option.
beerdawg (13) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Always impressed with their offerings but this was somewhat average. Aroma was malty (expected) with hints of roasted and hints of chocolate. Good color. Taste was good but a little thin and lacking some malt complexity. Didnít want or expect a malt bomb just something a little more complex with more texture. Note that I can drink a couple without being too full which is a plus.
indesertum (12) - ITHACA, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours rich mahogany brown. 3 finger white head. head retention is quite long. nice lacing at the end.
smells like maple syrup. nice caramel notes. pumpkin?
tastes like maple syrup, caramel, toffee, toasted notes, a little hops, but not that noticeable. bananas? vanilla?
average carbonation. finish is medium short. toasted notes linger.
first sip made me go wow! consequent sips have me thinking this is a pretty good beer. would not mind again. might even buy again
nustang70 (12) - USA - SEP 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sierra Nevada Tumbler has a very satisfying, robust taste. Iíve not tried many brown ales, but this is easily a better alternative to Newcastle.
MirImage (11) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Nice coffee like aroma. Appearance: Nice off white head that dissapated after some time leaving a small layer of bubbles over the dark amber/reddish body. Good lacing. Taste: On the malty side with some chocolate notes. Slight bitterness from the malts on the end. Not much hop presence. Palate: Nice Medium body. Good carbonation.
Jyro (11) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall, a well-rounded, if not average, brown ale. Poured well, and retained a nice head. Not a particularly strong or memorable aroma, but I did detect hints of caramel among a strong profile of roasty malt. Average carbonation and a medum body, as well as a pleasant nuttiness encapsulated the experience. There are certainly better brown ales out there, but this is definitely a nice drink despite not being outstanding.